Piwik for virtuemart can not be installed


installing the plugin causes error:

JInstaller: :Install: Can’t find Joomla XML setup file.

Please advice me.



Joomla: 3.8.7
VirtueMart: 3.2.14


Just keep in mind, that this plugin isn’t maintained by the Matomo team, but by a third-party developer, so it is probably easier asking the developer of the plugin.

But as the Logo is the Logo of the first Piwik version, I wouldn’t be surprised if the plugin hasn’t been maintained in years.

Hi Lukas, thanks for your prompt answer. Yes I know … but Matomo lists the plugin. Anyway: does Matomo sugegst an other one or is there a description how to enable VirtueMart for Matomo ? Thanks, Michel


Thanks for the idea, I probably should one day go through the list and remove really old plugins.

I unfortunatly don’t know VirtueMart, but a quick search showed this plugin. Maybe it works better:

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Lukas, thanks a lot ! Warm regards, Michel

Just a question: alatak puts the following code. It is different from yours ( Piwik / Matomo) teh rest seems to be the same.

Is it ok ?


<!-- Piwik -->
<script type="text/javascript">
  var _paq = _paq || [];
  _paq.push(["enableLinkTracking"]); (function() {
    var u="//dataminings.com/piwik/";
    _paq.push(["setTrackerUrl", u+"piwik.php"]);
    _paq.push(["setSiteId", "5"]);
    var d=document, g=d.createElement("script"), s=d.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; g.type="text/javascript";
    g.defer=true; g.async=true; g.src=u+"piwik.js"; s.parentNode.insertBefore(g,s);
<noscript><img src="//dataminings.com/piwik/?idsite=5&rec=1" style="border:0" alt="" /></noscript>

I think this looks like the normal Matomo tracking code.

But you can check the administration page of your matomo instance to compare it.

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I checked, the codes are identical (expect using delimiter for string: instead ’ —> "). But there is no data in matomo on the server dataminings.com. BTW: Matomo works already for a simple website ( without joomla). Any idea what to check, what to do ?


Do I understand it correctly? You want to track http://dataminings.com?

Because I don’t see any tracking codes on this website

No: I want track davidintheshop.com and collect data on dataminings.com

for http://bundesplatz-wasserspiel.com/ it works, i see data on dataminings.com

Okay, in this case the issue is explained really quickly:

https://davidintheshop.com/ is reachable via HTTPS and it is impossible to include non-HTTPS Javascript into a HTTPS page (as this would undermine the whole security)

So you need to setup HTTPS on dataminings.com

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Perfect, thanks ! Or I can install the Matomo “Server” on the davidintheshop.com . Right ?

That would also work.