Dear Piwik community,

We are excited to announce the release of the first public beta version of Piwik 2.0.

This is software still in development and we really don’t recommend that you run it on a production site — set up a test database just to play with the new version.

Piwik 2.0 is a major update from Piwik 1.12 and is the result of 5 months of work on the platform!

What’s changed?

We focused on upgrading Piwik source code quality and maintainability: upgraded to PHP 5.3 using namespaces, changed templating library to Twig, started using composer, using Less as well as css, improved QA tests, introduced new Screenshots tests, refactored translations to nice JSON format, refactored LOTS of code, added documentation….

There also performance improvements, in particular the “All Websites Dashboard” is now usable with 20,000+ websites!

Several bugs were fixed and we added some very-special-and-exciting new features.

See the list of closed tickets in Piwik 2.0, or learn more about our recent developments in the Development update blog post.

Piwik 2 is the open platform for your analytics data!

How to update to Piwik 2.0 beta?

  1. You can tell Piwik to use the latest beta from within the user interface. See this FAQ: [piwik.org]
  2. or alternatively you may download the latest beta from the build server, upload these files on top of your existing piwik files, and visit Piwik to upgrade.

Beta cycle
The more you test the beta, the more stable our release candidates and our final release will be. If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post it in this forum post. Or, if you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one. The stable Piwik 2.0 release is planned for mid-November!

Happy testing,

PS: if you are interested in professional support for Piwik, or custom feature development, contact the Piwik experts.


Matthieu Aubry

While studying in India in 2006, Matthieu had the idea of creating an open source web analytics alternative to Google Analytics. In 2007 he released the first public beta version of Piwik. Matthieu now leads the project from New Zealand, where he likes to spend his days coding new features from the Piwik Roadmap, and helping users and customers use Piwik effectively. Find him on twitter or github.