What Are Vanilla Analytics?

Vanilla comes with analytics allows forum administrators to review vital activity on their forums over a specific time periods.

Example of dashboard page

How to use Vanilla Statistics

The Vanilla Statistics plugin is a display layer for the data that is sent to our analytics server. We generate and present you with the statistics in a graphical format for the following:

How to use Vanilla Analytics

You can get an overview of your community’s analytics by clicking on the ‘Dashboard Site Overview’ tab. For more in-depth data, click on the ‘Analytics’ tab. (The advanced analytics seen in this tab are available on certain subscription plans only.)

The site overview will present you with the following:

  • Number of page views generated for the time period
  • Number of new users that have joined the community for the time period
  • Number of new discussions that have been created for the time period
  • Number of new comments that have been created for the time period

Using the tabs at the top, you can view daily or monthly stats. The arrows will let you move the time period you are viewing.

Vanilla Statistics will also create a rolling table of data on the following:

Using the tabs at the top, you can view daily or monthly analytics. The arrows will let you move the time period you are viewing.

Vanilla will also create a rolling table of data on the following:

  • Most Active Users
  • Most popular discussions discussions

This too can be modified by changing the time period, you select to view.

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