We are proud to announce Piwik 2.16.3: a new release of Piwik!

What’s new?

In this release we have focused on fixing issues reported over the last two months as part of our Long Term Support release cycle. We now detect more social networks, search engines, and a dozen of new Referrer Spammers. Our Device Detector library has been constantly updated and will now detect dozens of new devices, models and brands. Piwik is confirmed to be fully compatible with PHP 7.

87 tickets have been closed by more than 24 contributors!

After You Update

  • Use the forums if you have any question or feedback (free support),
  • Please help us spread the word about Piwik! Maybe you can write about the project on your blog, website, twitter, talk about Piwik Analytics at conferences, or let your friends and colleagues know what is Piwik. Already 1,000,000+ websites have liberated their web analytics, and with your help we can grow the community!
  • To improve Piwik in your language consider contributing to translations.
  • We can help you make the most of Piwik with our various services. Contact the professional Piwik team via Contact Support and we will get back to you.
  • The Piwik team is actively looking for a new maintainer for the official Piwik iOS SDK. Let us know in this issue if you are interested to maintain our iOS SDK.

Security release

This release is rated critical.

The Piwik security engineering team has internally identified a critical security issue and has fixed it in Piwik 2.16.3. We recommend all users to upgrade to this latest version.

Database upgrade

Note: This release contains major database upgrades and upgrading your database will take a long time if you have a lot of data in your database.

Please make sure you read the Update Piwik guide for high traffic instances.

Platform Changes

Piwik is an open analytics platform. In an effort to help Piwik developers learn about improvements and changes in the core APIs, we document the changes since the last release.

In this 2.16.3 release there is a new JavaScript Tracker API: trackRequest which allows to send custom requests and parameters to the Piwik Tracking API.

Read more in Platform Changelog for Developers to see all changes to the platform and APIs.

Note: the Marketplace showcases more than 63 plugins extending Piwik but we think this is just the beginning. Piwik is your universal data analytics platform!

New and updated guides and FAQs

Development Services

If you are missing some functionality in Piwik or need a bug fixed, or if you need a new custom feature developed especially for you, you can sponsor the development of it. Fill in this form to get started.

Features and bug fixes that were sponsored in this new release are marked below with “Sponsored by”. Thank you to these organisations for sponsoring improvements in Piwik!

List of 87 tickets closed in Piwik 2.16.3

We are together creating the best open analytics platform in the world. You can help make Piwik even more awesome by getting involved in Piwik!