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SlimStat: Free Web Stats

SlimStat is a nice little PHP software package designed to help you track visits to your website or blog. Download Squad had a post about SlimStat this morning that sparked my interest.

I’ve been using Shaun Inman’s great ShortStat for a while. However, I wanted to be able to drill down into the stats and look at things in more detail.

When I started editing the code, I kept thinking of more and more things I’d like to change. SlimStat is the result.


SlimStat is based on ShortStat. ShortStat is no longer being developed. Instead the original author of ShortStat (Shaun Inman), is now working on Mint, which I’ve been using for the last few months. But none of that has anything to do with SlimStat. SlimStat has a different developer (Stephen Wettone). He just picked up where Shaun left off basically.

Blogging Pro also has a post about SlimStat, and a related WordPress plugin, WP-SlimStat. Although, the WordPress plugin uses SlimStat 0.9.2 where the current release of SlimStat is 0.9.4.

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  • Dan

    I thought I’d suggest an alternative to Mint, since it costs money and requires installation: W3Counter. It’s kind of a cross between Mint, StatCounter and Google Analytics. Fresh views, and historical data, some more depth than Mint gives you, and a hit counter for the site if you want it (but you don’t have to display one if you don’t). It’s hosted, so no installation.

  • Thanks, Dan! I’m currently using WP_SlimStat as well as Google Analytics, but W3Counter’s live demo convinced me to sign up and give it a try. It looks like a really nice alternative, although perhaps not as “pretty” as Mint is. Definitely faster than Analytics, though!