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A portlet that uses the Piwik open source analytics system to display how many people are using your Plone site at the moment

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Introduction displays a portlet with the number of users currently using your Plone site.

The Piwik open source analytics system ( is used to store the usage data.

How to get it working

  • You need to have access to a working Piwik installation. Create a new site in the Piwik admin UI and provide the view permission to anonymous users.

  • Add the Piwik Tracking Tag to Javascript web stats support field at <SITEURL>/@@site-controlpanel

  • You need to make a small change at the tracking tag adding the line “var site_id = X;”, replacing X with your Piwik site_id For example, if in the Piwik code you have: var piwikTracker = Piwik.getTracker(pkBaseURL + “piwik.php”, 6); then site_id = 6 in your case

  • Install the “Online users” add-on from the Plone control panel

  • Add the “Online users” portlet from the manage portlets form in the context you want it to appear. At this step you can configure the session timeout in minutes: The time of inactivity after which a user is no longer considered to be online.


The product was created by during the Bristol 2010 Plone conference. Thanks to for sponsoring our tickets and registrations.


  • Dimitris Moraitis, dimo at

  • Markos Gogoulos, mgogoulos at

  • Mike Muzurakis, clopy at


  • Initial release


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