[pmwiki-users] Tracking downloads in PmWiki?

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Mon Feb 4 16:08:23 CST 2008

On Monday 04 February 2008, Domagoj Babic wrote:
> I'd like to track how often are files with certain
> extensions (pdf,zip,...) downloaded in PmWiki. On another site I
> maintain, I use a TCL script to postprocess HTML and insert
> <a href="file.pdf" onClick="javascript:urchinTracker
> ('/downloads/file.pdf');"> pdf </a>
> calls to urchinTracker. Is there any elegant way to do something
> similar in PmWiki?

Hi. For files attached to pmwiki pages, you can use in config.php:

  $IMapLinkFmt['Attach:'] = "<a class='attachlink' href='\$LinkUrl'

This is for files in (:attachlist:) or in [[Attach:file.zip]] links.

If your files are in a distinct directory, different from the PmWiki uploads 
directory structure, you can use the Path: shortcut:

  $IMapLinkFmt['Path:'] = "<a class='sitelink' href='\$LinkUrl'

This is for files on the server, like [[Path:/downloads/file.zip | click 

You can even have a special intermap Downloads: that will point to 
the /downloads/ directory of your server. You set in the wiki page 
Site.Intermap the line:

  Downloads:   /downloads/

and in your wiki page: [[Downloads:file.zip]] for a file /downloads/file.zip. 
To enable the counter, you set once again in config.php:

  $IMapLinkFmt['Downloads:'] = "<a class='downloadlink' href='\$LinkUrl'


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