We are currently working on some really
exciting improvements to the Umbraco core, but to know that we are
doing the right thing, we need to have some data on how everyone
has configured their umbraco installation.
And this is where you, dear reader, and your Umbraco
installations come into the picture. We need as many as possible to
collect data about their installation, so we can improve the core
of Umbraco in a way that fits with the way people actually use
UPDATE: Package works on all installs Version 4.7+, it
should also work on earlier versions, but has not been
It helps us answer questions like "How many tabs do people have,
and how should the UI accommodate that?" or "How do people use
document type inheritance today, is it actually used?"
So, today we are introducing the
Umbraco.InstallStatistics package. A simple and
tiny package, which on install will go through your installation
and log all relevant data about it, and send it to us
anonymously, so we can crunch the numbers.
Additionally, as users log on, it will record their browser and
screen size, as well as the user-type.
Go to our.umbraco.org and download the package now
It is very important to emphasize that all data is
logged without any trace of the person/site/domain or IP it comes
from. This is NOT data for marketing, it is for developing the
future of Umbraco.
To ensure transparency, the InstallStatistics package is open
sourced and available on our BitBucket
account, which also contains sample data collected so you can
see what we collect:
- Number of document types and properties, as well as how they
are arranged on tabs
- Templates and template structure (not template markup)
- Macros and macro types (no macro code)
- Datatypes and installed types
- Installed Packages
- Number of users and user types
- Amount of content and depth of documents
We hope as many as possible wishes to take part in this data
collection so we can get as accurately a dataset as possible and
provide everyone with a even better Umbraco in the future.
Go install the package right away