I know that if I want more details than the metrics offered by Discourse I need Google Analytics or Piwik… but before adding anything, I‘d like to understand the metrics offered in the Dashboard and About page.
I exported a list of users and the active users are 634
These are screengrabs of our forum taken seconds apart.
User Visits: Number of total visits by registered users?
New Users: New registrations
Topics: Number of new threads
Posts: Number of responses to threads
Topic: same as in the Dashboard: number of new threads
Posts: same as in Dashboard? Why is this nearly double as in Dashboard for the last 30 days?
Users: new registrations: new users in Dasboard
Active users: total number of active users that visited in the last 30 days?
Are these definitions correct?
Any ideas of why the Posts are different in both charts?
I must explain that we have migrated from another platform and this is why the total number of topics and posts are so high and 634 are new users and users that have come back from the old forum.
I have heard of a “Data Explorer” Plugin, is it still available and is ti worth installing or better use GA?