The Piwik team is proud to announce the release of Piwik 0.6.2 – with Piwik 0.6.x releases, we have worked hard to add some of the most requested new features.

Major changes since Piwik 0.5.5

  • Exclude webmaster visits by IP / Cookie
  • Exclude URL parameters
  • Configurable timezone and currency
  • Editable User settings
  • New report: Entry pages and Exit pages
  • Pages reports now link the page URLs

Exclude webmaster visits by IP / Cookie
It is now possible to exclude your own visits either by IP or Cookie (as of 0.6.1). Exclusion by IP is useful if you have a static IP or work in a company with a fixed allocated IP range, whereas the exclusion based on a cookie is very handy when your IP is dynamic.

Exclude URL parameters
Some Content Management Systems produce their own session ids and append them to the URL. Also, your URLs may sometimes contain parameters that only add noise in your Pages reports. You can now specify these parameters that Piwik will then filter out of the statistics. Piwik automatically filters out common session parameters (SESSID, PHPSESSID, SESSIONID, etc.).

Configurable timezone and currency
It is now possible to give each website a different timezone! This is useful in cases where your website is hosted in a different timezone than the server running Piwik. Additionally you can set the currency that will be used for conversions in the Goal tracking plugin.

Editable User settings
Every user can now change their alias name, email, password and decide which report to load per default.

The new User settings page.

The new General settings page (only viewable by the Super User).

New report: Entry pages and Exit pages
You can now see, for each page being tracked, the best entry pages, exit pages, bounce rate and exit rate on each page. Each page in the reports are now clickable to the actual URLs.

New Entry pages report

New Exit pages report

More information

You can check out the full list of new features and bug fixes in the Piwik changelog, and download the latest Piwik release.

For more information about installing or updating Piwik, Check out the How to update Piwik? and How to install Piwik? user guides.


Fabian Becker

Fabian is a core team developer and has contributed dozens of improvements to code, user interface, new features and also developed the piwik_analytics gem for Ruby. He is working as a PhD student on evolutionary algorithms in Germany.