萬法唯心 – Impermanence

Upgraded to WordPress 2.1.3

April 28, 2007 3:32 pm

WordPress 2.1 has been released for quite a while now, but knowing that there could be many problems with plugins and I don’t want the website to be down for a long time, I have decided to leave it later. Finally got sometime this weekend, I have decided it’s time to upgread. Did the usual backups and search for new versions of all the plugins. Disable them all during the upgrade, overwrite the current wordpress with the new one, ran the upgrade script and everything was working except one or two plugins. Even WPG2, the wordpress-gallery2 plugin which I was worry of not working works without any further configuration.

Since I started upgrading the site, I tried out a few new plugins including the one on the stats page to show who’s online and another anti-spam image plugins. One feature which I really like about wordpress 2.1 is that in the edit page, it has two tabs for switching between Visual and Code rather than before where it pops up a window for editing the HTML code. I really appreciate and quite impressive with open source software!

Google Analytics & Site Meter

April 14, 2007 11:46 pm

Recently started to use some statistics program for websites, started off with Site Meter about a week ago and Google Analytics 2 days ago. This is just a share my impressions on both of these statistics program, this is not going to be a detailed reviews as there are plenty of them out there already. To start with, both of these are free so money is not a concern here. For me, after my 2 days experience with google Analytics, I already feel that it’s better in many ways compare to Site Meter, here are some:

  • Google Analytics does not have advertisements where Site Meter does
  • Google Analytics provides more professional reports (subject to personal preferences)
  • Google Analytics does not force you to put their logo on your site
  • Google Analytics provides more features
  • The site overlay function in Google Analytics is very impressive

Things that I feel Site Meter is better:

  • Site Meter interface is simpler
  • Site Meter update instantly whereas Google Analytics which update daily
  • Site Meter provides less features – but are the features in Google Analytics really useful, however there are 3 modes to choose from – Executive, Marketer, Webmaster

If you are thinking of these statistics program for your websites, I would recommend Google Analytics over Site meter due to reasons mentioned above. Furthermore, since it’s with Google it is likely to have little downtime, you may disagree. Since both of them are free, the best way is to try them both and find out for yourself. Here are some stats for both:

Overview – Summary page

Google Analytics - Overview

Site Meter Summary

Some more

Google Analytics - Content Summary Site Meter - World map Google Analytics - Overlay

View more stats by clicking on the above photos or following the following links to:

Google Analytics | Site Meter