@mattab opened this Issue on December 17th 2012 Member

We could detect the username of users logged in wordpress, joomla, drupal, popular CMS here. By reading cookie matching a name and looking in the value, we can see the username and set as custom variable automatically.

This would be useful!

@hpvd commented on January 17th 2013

would be also very interesting for magento e.g. small shops with only some but often returning vistors/customers...

@halfdan commented on February 7th 2013 Member

Several things:

  1. Automatically setting the username as a custom variable could potentially create privacy issues.
  2. What if users already set n other custom variables?
  3. Should this not be a feature provided by the Piwik integrations for popular CMS here? E.g. could this not be done by WP-Piwik for Wordpress?
@mattab commented on February 7th 2013 Member

1) it woudl be disabled by default

2) It would be only set if there is an empty slot (as scope=visit)

3) it's easier to implement it once in the piwik.js rather than have 10 plugins each implement the cookie reading + custom var setting (so, IMO it's more realistic / easier to do it in core).

@hpvd commented on November 17th 2013

maybe it could be done together with #3490

@anonymous-matomo-user commented on June 24th 2014

I've looked for addon like this. i need there's seen visitors' usernames of my forum

It would be great If that addon is for Vbulletin forum (for example, most popular version is 3.8.7)

@mattab commented on November 29th 2017 Member

As we will deprecate custom variables in #11524, closing this issue as Won't fix.

We now recommend to use Custom Dimensions instead.

This Issue was closed on November 29th 2017
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