This product is a complete statistics display engine, which can be used to replace some graved:
Site Life Status – vBulletin.org Forum
vbTrends – An Enhanced Statistics Box on Forum Home – vBulletin.org Forum
These two were overtaken by me, and were requested by many visitors here lately… They were not used for this engine as they are not following my protocol… but thanks for the inspiration!
The first goal was to add some informations on your « Site Statistics » block in the footer of the Forumhome, this one:
Here is the block without any product added:
Here is the simple version, adding details without changing the format:
in this version, when you hover the numbers, you see the whole stats!
And here is the Textual version, for the ones who do not like to hover words!
But there is more. Basically, this engine which require only one query to create the whole statistics, and one additional query if you display X new members, is also the same which create an entire statistics and tendencies page which is displayed like this:
the link to access this page is the title of the statistics block on forumhome… or misc.php?do=tendencies >> vbEnhancer.com – Statistics and Tendencies
The statistics for each day of the chart can be read by hovering it. if you hover the colors parts, you see their values, and if you hover the date, a complete description of the day is displayed.
You have some settings with this engine, to change the colors in the charts, and configure what is seen:
That’s about it for the features.
A note on the installation: This engine is using your existing site content to create the statistics display, and statistics can not be built with mist… You need a sitelife of at least 2 complete months to make it so, therefore the product file will verify this information and if your site is too young, the product will not install itself.
Some persons would say they want their stats anyway… too bad, performances and tendencies can not be evaluated with no content. Anyway, what would you do with these details, a 2 months old forum is not sellable, the stats are too tight to mean anything, and you can not determine anything based on a chart that have nothing to display.
Ok, and the usage… This engine is not a complete « google analytics » clone, it just display what already exists on your site. Posting and registrations rate is not very useful if you want to see what is popular and what not… but it’s a start. A more complete statistics engine will be released soon for more complex analysis and trafic evaluations.
So what can we see in these charts?… The days your members post the most, the % of real active members, as you can see if the newly registered are the ones to be active compared to the existing ones (if you have 10 active and 8 new registered, it means your existing members are not participating!).
That’s about it…
note: july 18th, 2009: version updated to 1.1.0, with the addition of the « New Subscriptions » display, and some esthetics changes. Now you can show the number of new subscriptions in the main page, giving a good idea of the members membership. This is a on/off switch.
note: july 22th, 2009: version updated to 1.2.0, with the complete transformation of the Tendencies calculation. We now use a complete new engine to calculate the tendencies for the next month, accurate and using the gray matter instead of my fingers. It requires a new file upload btw, you need to upload the file to the proper location and update the product… added permission per usergroup too… check the Options page, in the bottom!
note: august 1st 2009, no version change, corrected the « divide by zero » problem… again!
note: august 4th, version changed to 1.2.1, just a detail, added the proper code to fetch usergroup markup for « Latest X New Members » … so now they show with their usergroup.
note: august 20th, 2009, added a « class_for_43.zip » archive in the distro to fix some incompatibility with older versions of PHP. as on this site we’re using only the latest PHP version to avoid collision of genres, i’m providing an « obsolete » version that will help those who are hosted on a server older than PHP 5.1… simply upload the folder the same way you do with the original code, it will replace the file « nex_stats_tend_classes.php ».
note: october 8th, 2009… after many tries to display the date properly for international languages, i think i have it… 🙂 this is a fix, so no version update. JUST import the product again, overwriting the actual installation.
note: lundi 19 octobre 2009, ajout du fichier langue française de la part de vBulletin-Ressources