AJdG Matomo Tracker


Track all the stats you need. That’s the goal of AJdG Matomo Tracker. And it doesn’t get any more simple than that.
While other plugins are bloated with all kinds of barely-used features or add bulky dashboards. AJdG Matomo Tracker does not.

Easily add the Matomo tracking code to your websites footer in under a minute with only a few clicks. Optionally extend the tracker with some useful features that both help you understand your visitors better and help you optimize the effectiveness of your website, and even SEO.

AJdG Matomo Tracker is designed to be barebones but still provide a complete experience for the majority of people.
Collect all the stats you need via the built-in Matomo tracking code.
Easily track dead links or in-links that end up on 404 error pages so you can effectively take action and fix those issues. As a result, Google will like you more!

Do you use RSS and Atom feeds? Ever wondered how effective they are? Yeah, me too!
With AJdG Matomo Tracker you can track incoming clicks from your RSS and Atom feeds.

Matomo is a great tool if you don’t want to use Jetpack Stats, WP-Statistics and especially Google Analytics.
Or simply if you want a second opinion. On my own websites I’ve used both Jetpack Stats and Matomo – Ofcourse I used AJdG Matomo Tracker to add the Matomo tracking code to my footer.
Matomo can replace Google Analytics. If you use their self-hosted solution all data you record is yours without big data watching over your shoulder.

No nonsense, just stats tracking!

AJdG Matomo Tracker works with both self-hosted (on premise) and Matomo Cloud installations.
Check out Matomo here and register for an account on their website: https://matomo.org.

Arnan de Gans and AJdG Matomo Tracker are not affiliated with Matomo.
AJdG Matomo Tracker is fully compatible with both WordPress and ClassicPress.


  • Dashboard in WordPress
  • Dashboard in WordPress
  • Matomo Stats – Actions
  • Matomo Stats – Campaigns


  1. Navigate to Plugins > Add New in your dashboard.
  2. Search for ‘Arnan Matomo’ or ‘Arnan’ in the plugin database and click install on the AJdG Matomo Tracker plugin.
  3. Activate AJdG Matomo Tracker when done.
  4. Navigate to Tools > Matomo Tracker to set up the plugin.


Why do I need this plugin?

You’ll need AJdG Matomo Tracker to easily add the Matomo tracking code to your site. No editing of code required.
This also means that if your theme gets an update, the tracker stays in place.

Is Matomo any good?

As far as I know, Matomo is the #2 analytics platform in the world.

Where are my statistics stored?

In Matomo, which you need to have installed somewhere. You can host your own setup or use Matomo Cloud.

I need help with this plugin

You can ask your questions on my support forum.

My Matomo setup doesn’t work, what do I do?

Contact Matomo support.

Do you work for Matomo?

I’m glad to say I don’t.

This is cool, do you have more plugins?

Yep, check out my website AJdG Solutions.


August 14, 2023 4 replies
Even though the plugin is advertised with “No nonsense, just stats!”, it still contains nonsense. In regular intervals, you are bothered with a banner that calls to rate the plugin. Unfortunately, the banner reappears from time to time, even if you have turned it off. The plugin also contains a functional unattractive feature. When you deactivate the plugin, all settings are deleted. In my opinion it would be better to remove all plugin settings when deleting, not when deactivating.
May 9, 2023 1 reply
I like how it simply does what it says and gets out of my way. Also does not try to sell me anything.
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1.2.9 – 28 February, 2023

  • Tested to work with ClassicPress 1.5+
  • Updated support links

1.2.8 – 4 October, 2022

  • Tested to work with WordPress 6.0+
  • Tested to work with ClassicPress 1.4+
  • Updated support links

1.2.7 – 25 January, 2022

  • Tested to work with WordPress 5.9+

1.2.6 – 31 July, 2021

  • Tested to work with WordPress 5.8+
  • Tested to work with ClassicPress 1.2+

1.2.5 – 20 June, 2021

  • Updated readme.txt
  • Tested to work with WordPress 5.7

1.2.3 – 27 December, 2020

  • [change] Dashboard tweaks
  • [change] Updated readme

1.2.2 – 10 October, 2020

  • Tested to work with WordPress 5.5.1
  • [new] Internationalization support
  • [new] POT basefile for translations

1.2.1 – 3 August, 2020

  • Tested to work with WordPress 5.5
  • [change] Dashboard tweaks

1.2 – 23 March 2020

  • Re-Released plugin

1.1.2 – 20 February 2020

  • [fix] DoNotTrack setting not working

1.1.1 – 3 February 2020

  • [change] Dashboard tweaks
  • [i18n] Updated strings

1.1 – 7 January 2020

  • [new] Feeds views tracking
  • [change] Removed more Matomo branding from the plugin 🙁
  • [i18n] Updated and added strings

1.0.1 – 22 December 2019

  • [new] WooCommerce downloads tracking
  • [fix] Improved url sanitizing for Matomo url
  • [fix] Url separator not always using the right character
  • [change] Visible plugin name

1.0 – 11 December 2019

  • Initial version