Matomo (software)

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Stable release
4.15.1[1]Edit this on Wikidata / 1 August 2023; 57 days ago (1 August 2023)
Operating systemCross-platform
Available inPHP
TypeWeb analytics
LicenseGNU GPL v3 Edit this on Wikidata

Matomo,[2] formerly Piwik (pronounced /ˈpwk/), is the most common free and open source web analytics application to track online visits to one or more websites and display reports on these visits for analysis.


Matomo is developed by a team of international developers and runs on a PHP/MySQL webserver. It has been translated into 54 languages.[3]

New versions are released regularly.[4]


As of July 2022, Matomo was used by over a million websites, representing over 2% of all websites with known traffic analysis tools and 6% of all top 10k global websites.[5][6]

It's recommended and used by various public administrations including CNIL,[7] the European Commission[8] and the Italian government.[9]


Matthieu Aubry receiving an award for Piwik at the 2012 New Zealand Open Source Awards

Piwik was released in late 2007 as a replacement for phpMyVisites, with full API support, a cleaner UI, modern graphs, better architecture and better performance.[10][11]

On 21 November 2008, SourceForge announced the availability of Piwik as a hosted application for developers.[12][13]

Piwik was selected SourceForge's Project of the Month for July 2009.[14]

In August 2009, Piwik was named among the best of open source enterprise in InfoWorld's 2009 Bossie Awards.[15]

In December 2012, Piwik started crowdfunding for requested new features.[16]

In September 2013, Matthieu Aubry and Maciej Zawadziński, the CEO of Clearcode, founded Piwik PRO. It provided support and features for the open source Piwik. Clearcode bought out Matthieu Aubry in June 2016 to become the sole owner of Piwik PRO.[17]

In January 2018, Piwik was officially renamed as Matomo.[18]

In late 2019,[19] Matomo released a WordPress Plugin called Matomo Analytics, which allowed WordPress users to host the open source analytics platform directly in their WordPress Installation. With MatomoCamp 2021 the first Matomo conference took place.[20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Release 4.15.1". 1 August 2023. Retrieved 18 September 2023.
  2. ^ "How do I pronounce Piwik? FAQ". Analytics Platform - Matomo.
  3. ^ "Piwik Translations". Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  4. ^ "Changelog Matomo". 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  5. ^ "Matomo Web Analytics Usage Statistics". Archived from the original on 2022-05-11. Retrieved 2022-07-15.
  6. ^ "Usage statistics and market share of Piwik for websites". Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  7. ^ "Cookies : Solutions pour les outils de mesure d'audience | CNIL".
  8. ^ "Europa Analytics".
  9. ^ "Home".
  10. ^ Rzemieniak, Magdalena (2015). "Measuring the effectiveness of online advertising campaigns in the aspect of e-entrepreneurship". Procedia Computer Science. International Conference on Communication, Management and Information Technology (ICCMIT 2015). 65: 983. doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.09.063. ISSN 1877-0509.
  11. ^ Brockmeier, Joe (3 February 2010). "Gathering web site statistics with Piwik". Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  12. ^ "Hosted Apps". 2009-01-10. Retrieved 2010-12-20.
  13. ^ "Mobile app development". 2008-11-21. Archived from the original on 25 October 2014. Retrieved 2008-11-26.
  14. ^ "Project of the Month, July 2009".
  15. ^ "Best of open source enterprise software". 2009-08-31. Archived from the original on 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2010-12-20.
  16. ^ "Start of Crowdfunding for Piwik 2.0: Donate to directly support the Piwik 2.0 development!". 2012-12-18. Retrieved 2012-12-27.
  17. ^ "Early on Piwik PRO provided enterprise-level support and premium features on top of those open source foundations. However, in 2016 our paths diverged. We're now two separate organizations, each with its own plans and guiding principles". 2019-01-22.
  18. ^ "Piwik is now Matomo". Analytics Platform - Matomo. 9 January 2018.
  19. ^ "Matomo:Google Analytics Biggest Competition". Isotropic Agency. 2020-05-13.
  20. ^ "Home". MatomoCamp. Retrieved 2022-12-12.

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