Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#307 reopened New feature

Simple RSS feed tracking: Open Source Feedburner

Reported by: wasted Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: Future releases
Component: Plugins Wishlist Keywords: rss feedburner tracking "open source feedburner outofscope
Cc: Sensitive: no

Description (last modified by matt)

Piwik could integrate an "open source feedburner" that would be a proxy between the original feed URL and the visitor. This proxy could then track data about visitors, what articles are clicked on, etc.

Building such a set of features is not easy, as the code has to deal with lots of edge cases in feed parsing (lots of rss/atom feeds are missing fields, incorrectly formatted, etc.).

We could

  • At first provide only the number of subscribers, by parsing the http fields which contain the count of subscribers for each caller
  • Later in V2, enhance the code to also parse the feeds and track clicks on links.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by matt (mattab)

  • Keywords "open source feedburner" added

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by vipsoft (robocoder)

  • Type changed from Bug to New feature

See also ticket #59.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by matt (mattab)

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by koteiko

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by matt (mattab)

  • Keywords outofscope added; feedburner" removed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Sensitive unset
  • Status changed from new to closed

Out of scope for Piwik to write an open source feedburner

comment:7 Changed 18 months ago by matt (mattab)

  • Priority changed from low to normal
  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Not anymore, since feedburner is dead, Piwik could step up as the Open Source Feedburner!

We could get inspiration from this code: https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/screenshots/

comment:8 Changed 18 months ago by matt (mattab)

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Priority changed from normal to major
  • Summary changed from Simple RSS feed tracking to Simple RSS feed tracking: Open Source Feedburner
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