Difference between widget and plugin


#1

Hello!

I have a simple question: What is the difference between a widget and a plugin? Does a widget just displays the data from the plugin?

I’d like to track the gender and age of my users and display that information in a widget on my dashboard - I don’t know if I have to create a widget or a plugin for that… I came across this plugin (New Plugin: Demography reporting · Issue #1436 · matomo-org/piwik · GitHub) but it isn’t compatible with the new Piwik version.

Thanks, Lena


(discountforsure.in) #2

Plugin is an extension or add-on to the existing one.
Widget is a step by step guide for something to include in existing one. There are different types of widgets depending upon the purpose.


#3

Okey, assuming that I’d like to display information about my users (e.g. age, gender) with custom variables, should I create a new widget for that or a new plugin?

Thanks, Lena


#4

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