Once the installation has gone through, it's time to set up your modules to actually display something on your site. The statistics system is already working and recording important statistical data on your database, now you have to display it.
There are two modules to display different kind of data:
- The Rankings module will show "top" lists (top viewed, most downloaded items, etc), or in other words, make Rankings and "What's hot" Charts.
- The Evolution module will show beautiful Google charts graphics of the evolution of your items along the week, month, year... So it will display the variation of popularity of one item or a set of items in a specific period of time.
You can create as many modules as you want, and place them around your site. The modules will work for ANY kind of data you want to display, if you have the appropiate extension plugins installed and enabled in your site. When creating a module, you'll have to choose the Content Provider:
If you miss some extension in this list, make sure you have installed the extension plugin, and it is enabled. Otherwise it won't appear on this list! When you've chosen the Content Provider, it's time to choose the kind of data you want to display, named Content Criteria:
The options on this list will change depending on the Content Provider you chosed in the first place.
After that, you can optionally define a Selector, or in other words, a Filter, to restrict the number of items to consider on your statistics.
This selectors may include Category filter, user filters, document filters... Once more, this options will change depending on the Content Provider selected before.