Name a visitor


I know the real names of many of my visitors. Is there a way, instead of seeing an ip address that I can enter the name of the visitor once and it will appear each time the visitor comes onto our site.

Thanks for your help…

This is something I was looking for too.

It would also be great if then we could filter or search for all activities based on a specific name (or even based on IP-addresses) within a range of dates to be defined by the user of the piwik installation.

I strongly hope this will be added to piwik.

You can do so with Custom Variables to set the name of the visitor. See Custom Variables Analytics - Analytics Platform - Matomo

Then, you can use Segmentation to segment only for this custom variable, to get any report segmented to a specific user. See Segmentation - Compare segments of visitors - Analytics Platform - Matomo

Soon this will be available in the UI: Segmentation: implement UI for adding/editing segments, and switching segments · Issue #2135 · matomo-org/matomo · GitHub

Thanks Matt…

I’m not very “javascript knowledgeable.” Are there any specific instructions on how to do this that I can read? Also, any idea when it will be part of the UI?


What I’d like to see is another type for “scope”. That would be “person”, or unique visitor.

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