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Is it possible to install Piwik and send it fake data to test its features?

Piwik has a plugin called the 'Visitor Generator' which can generate fake data for testing purposes. It is available here, on the Piwik Plugins Marketplace. You can use it to generate 100% fake data ...
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Piwik visitor log spam

You can block them by ip in Piwik... To exclude all traffic from a given IP or IP range, log in Piwik as the Super User. Click on Settings > Websites. Below the list of websites, you will ...
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Migrate Piwik Data

Here are two links from the manuals: How can I reinstall Piwik? Can I keep the existing data? How can I move Piwik from one server to another, also migrating the data from one mysql server to ...
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Piwik does not show stylesheets after moving its installation directory

Most of the time the coreJs and CSS of piwik fail to load because of an adblocker with an overly broad rule track blocks every URL including the string piwik or Matomo. Disabling the adblocker on ...
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How to add font-face in piwik?

Piwiki's default theme is Morpheus and uses LESS pre-compiled CSS. You will need to edit theme.less and change the @theme-fontFamily-base. If you want to use @font-face then you need to add it to the ...
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Piwik visitor log spam

You will find abusive bots in your log files if you have a website of any age. For some, it is a huge problem, while some sites experience less abuse. You have an excellent idea about being able to ...
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Migrate Piwik Data

The simplest way to migrate the data between two hosts would be with phpmyadmin. On your old site login to phpmyadmin select the database on the left menu. On the Export tab leave all the settings ...
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Matomo one click solution GDPR compliant settings

GDPR can be a complex process, there is this guide that goes over the 12 steps: https://matomo.org/blog/2018/04/how-to-make-matomo-gdpr-compliant-in-12-steps/ The easiest way to be compliant with GDPR ...
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Tracking splits in behavior flow for a 'simultaneous' split test?

To accomplish what you want, the best way would probably involve custom JavaScript that is triggered prior to the user moving from the category page to the product page. Basically, you'd have a ...
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Matomo one click solution GDPR compliant settings

@mattab is completely right. I just wanted to add a bit more detail. The GDPR covers the processing of "personal data". If what you collect is not "personal data", you can consider ...
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According to Piwik, many Facebook users appear to exit before page has loaded

You are most likely suffering from the Virtual Bagel (most recently named the Facebook Ads fraud). I had noticed results like the ones you report before and never actually looked too much at it ...
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Piwik not recording site visits on remote server

I observed a similar issue between a live server and the new server I am planning to migrate to. I access the latter either through its IP address or by modifying my local /etc/hosts file. The piwik ...
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Piwik/Matomo Archive: Why are there three records for the month period?

joshmcode answer is correct, There are multiple archives in Matomo. there can be multiple archives for the same period and site, for example if you have multiple segments, or if multiple archives were ...
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Matomo outputs "hostname X doesn't match Y"

Figured out that this is a SSL verification issue. Older python versions don't validate ssl certificates at all, thus the one matomo instance was working fine and the other not. The exception is ...
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How can I see heatmap in Piwik?

The Plugin you are using is a third-party plugin and therefore not supported by the piwik team. According to this github issue the plugin isn't compatible with Piwik 3. As it seems like the plugin ...
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Piwik not recording visits on VPS server accessible through 1:1 NAT conversion

Make sure you use a FQDN while it should work with an IP address it has never worked in my experience. Also make sure that you've added it to the website code correctly. I used firefox's developer ...
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How can I track / discover low performing ("invisible") pages in PIWIK and/or Google Analytics?

It might be possible within GA to get 99% of the pages if not all (do you have search console linked to GA?) Go to the Behaviour Report -> All Pages. After the report is loaded for the desired ...
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How can I track / discover low performing ("invisible") pages in PIWIK and/or Google Analytics?

Invisible pages, using your definition, will simply not appear in GA (or any other JS based analytical software). GA works only after its JS engine triggers and reports something back. So, the best ...
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Piwik - Average load times for mobile devices?

The only way to achieve this in Piwik is to have your mobile pages served from a dub domain in which case you will be able to track the average load times based on the sub domain. Otherwise if you ...
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Piwik Sum Pageviews and Searches

Are you sure searches are not counted twice? Once by the page view counter, once by the site search system? For my site, Piwik definitely doesn't count everything starting with /search.php any ...
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Getting spam sent through website, but visitor not logged

These are just bots abusing your email contact form, bots do that all the time and most of them have javascript (by java I think you meant javascript) disabled, it's one of the methods to identify ...
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