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General information

  • FireStats for has two kinds of user interfaces, Admin interface and normal user interface. The Admin interface allow access to all the options of FireStats and the Normal-user interface provides the user with access to his/her own statistics and to some basic personal settings such as language and time zone selection.
  • FireStats supports multiple users, this means each user has his own settings, such as time-zone, language and statistics preferences.
  • There is one to one mapping between WordPress user ids to FireStats user ids, and between WordPress blog id to FireStats site id. this means you can't use FireStats for WPMU to monitor other subsystems on your server. For this reason, FireStats satellite installation is not officially supported for WPMU.


Extract FireStats Into the plugins directory (not mu-plugins!) and activate as an Administrator.
users will need to activate FireStats manually for each blog.
If you want to activate FireStats for all blog and/or automatically activate it for new blogs, check the WPMUPluginCommander plugin.

Optimizing FireStats for WPMU

Those are a few things you may want to do you expect heavy traffic on your WPMU site:

  • First of all, copy the sample-conf.php to conf.php. this file contains optional settings that can change the behavior of FireStats. if you want to change anything remember to remove the comment (#) from the beginning of the relevant line.
  • FireStats has a several hits processing modes, read this and choose the one for you.
  • set FS_AUTOMATIC_COMMIT_WHEN_USER_ACCESS_STATISTICS to false, it's not a good idea to have that when many users are accessing the stats.
  • Be sure to enable automatic hits archival and to set the time to keep detailed data to something small. read this for more information.


Overwrite the files in the firestats directory under plugins, open the FireStats UI when logged in as the site admin and upgrade the database if needed.

Last modified 14 years ago Last modified on Aug 11, 2008, 6:39:52 PM