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OWA can be downloaded as a tarball or by checking it out of it’s Subversion repository. If you would like to see a demo of OWA before you download, head over to the Demo & Examples site.
Download a Tarball
To download the latest releases of OWA, point your web browser at http://downloads.openwebanalytics.com or click the button below:
Subversion access to the OWA source code is available at http://svn.openwebanalytics.com/owa.
For the latest code, tell your SVN client to:
svn co http://svn.openwebanalytics.com/owa/trunk
For a specific release of OWA, choose the release you want from the tags directory:
Help and support for OWA is provided by it’s community of authors, users, and contributors. To get help take a look at one of the resources below.
Demo & Examples
You can find a full demo of OWA along with development examples over at the Demo & Examples site.
The OWA wiki contains all end user and developer documentation. To access the wiki point your web browser at:
The OWA support forums are a great place to ask for help and get answers from other OWA users. Whether you are troubleshooting an installation or just have a quick question about how something works, you will definitely want to check out the forums. The forums can be accessed at:
Bug Reporting & Feature Requests
To report a bug, check the status of OWA development, or even to log a feature request, visit OWA’s tracking system at: http://trac.openwebanalytics.com.
If you need realtime support or are familiar enough with OWA to provide support to others, then join the #owa channel on IRC (freenode). There is usually an OWA guru or two hanging out there.
Below are some screenshots of OWA’s reports, tools, and visualizations. If you’d like to see a full demo of OWA, head on over to the Demo & Examples site.
Wordpress 2.5 changed some things that might effect new installations of OWA. If you are having problems getting OWA to install under WP 2.5 give the latest SVN trunk a try as it contains fixes that should resolve the issues.
If no major bugs are reported we’ll package a new release by Sunday.
1.1.0rc4 has been released. Changes/fixes include:
- Fix for RSS feed tracking when using URL re-writing under WordPress Installs
- Fix for broken PHP alternative error logging function
- Fix for broken install and dashboard under Gallery2
- Added re-factored template system that looks for template overrides in a directory called “local” within the module’s template directory (e.g. /path/to/owa/modules/base/templates/local/mytemplate.tpl).
- Added new template function to include sub-templates while respecting local overrides
- Begun re-factoring templates to use new include method so that local overrides can be made
- Added option to enable and disable feed link tracking. This will only disable tracking feeds as a discrete incoming traffic source.
Just copy the new files over the old or SVN switch to the 1.1.0rc4 tag.
Quick release fixes a few critical bugs including one that was breaking wordpress feeds.Highly recommend that you update from RC2 if running OWA as a wordpress plugin. Just copy the new files over the old.
Keep those bug reports coming.
We are pleased to announce the availability of OWA 1.1.0rc2. This one took a while due to the integration of object caching and a new integration plugin for tracking Gallery2 (http://gallery.menalto.com) based sites. Quick summary of new or changed features in this release includes:
- Object Caching. OWA will now cache objects in an attempt to avoid hitting the database. This should speed up logging requests quite a bit.
- Gallery2 Integration. OWA can now be used to track Gallery2 based photo/media sites.
- Installs like a regular Gallery2 plugin
- Reports and admin interface are accessible via Gallery2’s admin screens
- Tracks views of all albums, photos and other media items
- owa-data Folder. All OWA or user generated content is now housed in a single folder. logs/ directory has been relocated here as well.
- Lots of bug fixes:
- set timeout on fetching news from openwebanalytics.com
- Fixed a bug in click tracking in IE7 (thanks to Mark Kaplun)
- Fixed SVN issue with version not being set properly
- Updated PEAR::LOG
- Introduced jquery as an include for UI re-factoring that will come in the near future.
- fixed a bug where WordPress feed tracking was broken due to WP2.2.x
- re-factored mediawiki plugin to use factory method to init owa
- Standalone Installer now no longer requires that the initial admin user password by set via e-mail. Instead it can now be set on the final page of the installer.
- Updated browscap database
- Mediawiki plugin no longer logs admin users.
- Re-factored Error logging - brand new error logging and debug class.
- Re-factored configuration overrides – this release changes the way that configuration overrides work by introducing a new set of config-file based overrides that are now applied last. This should help in a number of situation where you can different instances of OWA to play different roles.
This release re-organizes things a bit so I recommend a clean install of the files. There are no database schema changes so you should just be able to delete everything in the OWA directory (except for your conf/owa-config.php file) and just copy the new files into the old directory. SVN users can simply “SVN switch” to the 1.1.0rc2 tag directory and then “SVN up” to the latest release.This is a release candidate so please be sure to report any bugs to the mailing lists (trac is still closed unfortunately).
Althaf over at Blogrepreneur has some very kind words about Open Web Analytics and compares it to Google and Automattic’s own stats plugin for WordPress. In his opinion, OWA is a must have. We couldn’t agree more.
This is a great example of how to use OWA’s getMetric API to present stats and analytics within your WordPress blog or web application. i think the OWA specific part is 3-4 lines of code.
Unfortunately I had to close OWA’s Trac to registered users only due to spam bots. I’ll be replacing the Trac with a new version and enabling some registration shortly.In the meantime, if you need to file a bug please post to the mailing list and I’ll open a ticket.
This is the first release candidate of the 1.1 milestone.This release contains a significant re-write and re-working of how OWA integrates with MediaWiki.New MediaWiki features include:
- Simplified installation. OWA now gets its configuration values automatically from MediaWiki. See the wiki for more details on how to install OWA under MediaWiki.
- OWA reports and admin screens are now all accessed via a MediaWiki “Special Page”.
- OWA utilizes MediaWiki’s user privilege model for access control.
If you are running a MediaWiki, please give 1.1.0rc1 a try and let us know about any bugs that you find.To upgrade just copy the new files over the old ones.
We are pleased to announce the release of 1.0.8. This release includes all of the numerous bug fixes and re-factoring efforts included in prior release candidates plus a few more. Notables include:
- Site specific session cookies
- Real-time visitor spy
- Fix for cookie setting under IE when security setting is set to medium or above
- Added config setting for special delayed first hit processing mode
- Added descriptions for all config settings
- Added config to turn off the crawling of referring web pages
- Re-factored OWA’s entity classes to provide layer of abstraction needed for upcoming object caching layer.
To upgrade just copy the new files over the old ones.
This release candidate includes the following:
- Re-named OWA’s site session cookie from “owa_site_xxxxx” to “owa_ss_xxxxx” to avoid namespace conflicts with other params. One can ignore or delete the old style cookies.
- Added admin option for logging first hit to cookie.
- Added admin option for fetching referring web page info.
This will hopefully be the last release candidate before releasing 1.0.8.
To upgrade just copy the new files over the old ones.