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Woopra WordPress Plugin Updated with Auto-Time Out

Woopra News - August 24th, 2009 by .

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The Woopra WordPress Plugin has been updated to 1.4.2 and will resolve the issues that have been reported in the Woopra Forums and to on Twitter. Thanks everyone for your input and help in identifying the problems.

The Woopra WordPress Plugin allows you to add Woopra to your WordPress site automatically, as well as adds customization features and options set from the WordPress Administration Panels.

In this update, we’ve added the following:

  • Auto-Time Out Option: Set by default and max at 600 seconds, allows you to determine how long to track an inactive visitor.
  • JavaScript Improved: JavaScript convention in the Plugin has been changed to the standard layout.
  • Tagged Visitors SuperTab: Added a “SuperTab” for Tagged Visitors. Currently, we offer only aggregate information by name, with more options on the way.
  • Improved Error Checking: We’ve improved the Plugin’s error checking so you will get the information you need to know, and bring us to the Woopra Forums for checking and testing.

The benefits of using the Woopra WordPress Plugin over the manual installation method include the ability to track registered users and use Gravatars, as well as the ease of installation.

To upgrade, go to your WordPress Administration Panels > Plugins and update the Woopra WordPress Plugin automatically. If you want to use the manual method, download and install the Woopra WordPress Plugin to your Plugins directory.

Much thanks goes to Shane of BugsSite for the incredible work he’s put into this WordPress Plugin. Check out his site for more WordPress Plugins and WordPress goodness.

Auto-time Out Option

Due to recent discussions about visitor tracking issues with multiple tabbed browsers, we’ve added an auto-time out option which can be set within WordPress on the Woopra Options. The default and maximum is 600 seconds.

However, this brings up a new issue. If a visitor opens a page on your site in their multiple tab browser, but doesn’t take action on the site within the allowed time, their visit will “time out” and they will not be visible within Woopra. If they then take action, change a page, move the mouse over a trigger, or hit a key while on that page, it will record a new visit.

We’re exploring this and are eager for your feedback so we can tweak this to meet your needs, and we all learn to live with the impact of multiple tabbed browsing.

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