Documentation Getting Started Introduction to WP Statistics

Introduction to WP Statistics

Welcome to WP Statistics, a free WordPress plugin!

This plugin is designed to track your visitor statistics in WordPress completely locally without any external services.

There are several key items to note about WP Statistics:

  • First, no external services are required. Second, all code and data run locally on your system.
  • Aggregated data is stored whenever possible. However, when specific data is required (like IP addresses for visitors), only the date is stored with the hit, not the time.
  • This product includes GeoLite2 data created by MaxMind, available from

This document will use a couple of conventions you should be aware of:

  • Screenshots will generally exclude all of the WordPress admin menus to keep them concise.
  • Menu selections and other actions to be taken will be indicated in italics.
  • If multiple menu selections are required, they will be separated with », so for example, if you are to go to the settings page, this document will indicate it with Statistics » Settings.
  • If a page has tabs on it, they will be treated as menu items, so for example, if you are to go to the GeoIP tab on the Settings page, this document will indicate it with Statistics » Settings » GeoIP.
  • In some sections, you will find a “Developers Note” which a developer may find useful if they are looking to work with WP Statistics. Normal administrators or users can safely ignore these items.

Check out this article to learn more about all the available options.