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Feature Proposal: List of recently viewed topics


  • Monitoring Traffic for the last few days.
  • Requesting feedback after visits (interaction with novice users)
  • TWikiAdvocacy: RecentViews and RecentVisitors as optional Wiki features.
  • RecentVisitors is a WikiMatrix feature. Why? Because people ask for it!
  • Should be easily extracted from Logfile that is also used by WebStatistics.
  • "My RecentViews" like "My RecentChanges" is a nice feature for Wiki users.

Description and Documentation

RecentViews and RecentVisitors: Simple (and fast) listing of Topic Views for the last x days. Data extracted from LogFile (Log action: view)


Similiar to recent WebChanges, but a simple listing would allow for more and faster hits.


Too much output: Restrict report to Webs or single Topics for large Wiki Sites.

Partly implemented by UserInfoPlugin?

WhatDoesItAffect: Plugins


Log action "view" already records topic, visitor, timestamp. Just "grep" the matching lines and provide a simple listing.

-- Contributors: JohannKappacher - 29 Jul 2008


I do this as a side effect of much more information gathering in TWikiStatsPlugin - though its not released yet, I can say, yes, its very very easy, but if you go too far, you start to slow down yout TWiki quite a bit.

-- SvenDowideit - 30 Jul 2008

Of course, If you want some accounting you will need to log (and slow down response time). But I guess you can disable and enable this feature at your will. Thanks, I am searching hard for such Add-Ons!

-- JohannKappacher - 30 Jul 2008

UserInfoPlugin by Michael Daum implements RecentVisitors. I guess it could be easily enhanced to implement RecentViews or RecentVisits. Now I know where to start!

-- JohannKappacher - 30 Jul 2008

I support features, that show the activity in the Wiki for all users. It is a very useful feature, that could be teased on the WebHome: "JohannKappacher is viewing TWikiStatsPlugin for 2 minutes ..." smile

-- MartinSeibert - 02 Aug 2008

Just kidding? smile But yes, this is a useful feature if it can help to improve site administration. How would you know a user aborts viewing a topic after 2min?

I want to find a solution that works for web-hosted Twiki sites, too. I guess I will do some self-study on plugin handling (taking UserInfoPlugin as a test case).

-- JohannKappacher - 02 Aug 2008

Do you think, there is no way of showing "My RecentViews" (like "My RecentChanges" in the personal sidebar)? Because this one is for users, not just an AdminTool.

-- JohannKappacher - 02 Aug 2008

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