CMS Usage Statistics
User Interface improvement programme
At Hippo we want our users to have an excellent user experience. With Hippo CMS 10 we started the roll out of our UI improvement programme with a restyling of the entire user interface. Over the coming releases, we'll be gradually improving the flow of the user throughout the system. We’re using Lean UX methodologies to improve our user interface as we want to make absolutely sure that we’re going into the right direction. To test our assumptions, we’re collecting UI usage statistics from the CMS. This allows us to better understand how the system is being used - and what we should work on. The data collected contains metrics on which perspectives have been opened, which buttons have been clicked, etc. No content or configuration of the customer will be transmitted to our data centers. We will not use this info for any other purposes than improving our products and services. Our privacy statement is explained on our Terms & Conditions page.
Which information is collected?
Hippo CMS sends usage data about specific UI events, next to the usual browser data such as IP address and browser type:
- Hippo CMS version number
- someone logged in or logged out
- someone activated the 'Channels' perspective
- someone deactivated the 'Channels' perspective
The list of collected events is expected to grow in future releases of Hippo CMS.
Disabling the collection of usage statistics
By default, the collection of usage statistics is enabled. If desired, it can be disabled via a repository configuration property or a Java system property. This will prohibit us from learning from your user's experiences with Hippo CMS.
Repository configuration property
Whether usage statistics are collected or not is determined by the following boolean repository configuration property:
Its default value is true. Disable the collection of usage statistics by setting it to false. For example, use a contentpropset initialize item:
<sv:node sv:name="myproject-disable-usage-statistics"> <sv:property sv:name="jcr:primaryType" sv:type="Name"> <sv:value>hippo:initializeitem</sv:value> </sv:property> <sv:property sv:name="hippo:sequence" sv:type="Double"> <sv:value>30000</sv:value> </sv:property> <sv:property sv:name="hippo:contentroot" sv:type="String"> <sv:value>/hippo:configuration/hippo:frontend/settings/send.usage.statistics.to.hippo</sv:value> </sv:property> <sv:property sv:name="hippo:contentpropset" sv:type="String"> <sv:value>false</sv:value> </sv:property> </sv:node>
Java system property
Another way to disable the collection of usage statistics is to set the Java system property send.usage.statistics.to.hippo to false. For local development, set this system property in the systemProperties section of the Cargo plugin configuration in the root pom.xml file of your project. For example:
<profiles> <profile> <id>cargo.run</id> <build> <plugins> <plugin> <configuration> <container> <systemProperties> <send.usage.statistics.to.hippo>false</send.usage.statistics.to.hippo> </systemProperties>