SmarterStats Release Notes

Web Analytics and Online Health

Important Notes

There are several important release notes to be aware of before upgrading to this version.

  • IMPORTANT: Major versions contain architecture changes that prevent downgrading to previous major versions. Prior to upgrades, have a full backup if you may intend to rollback to a previous major version. (8.0.4807)

8.5.5318 (Jul 24, 2014)

  • Fixed: Popup windows would shrink and refuse to resize in Firefox version 31.0.

8.5.5266 (Jun 2, 2014)

  • Fixed: Resolved a null reference exception in FullSiteUpdate.
  • Fixed: Site SEO Config file will now load from backup properly if required.

8.5.5220 (Apr 17, 2014)

  • Added: New web service function: SiteAdmin.asmx/GetSiteByName.
  • Fixed: Get keyword suggestions now works as expected.
  • Fixed: Server level log searching now functions as expected.
  • Fixed: Site Tuning will no longer prompt a warning if a sitemap.xml.gz filetype is used.

8.5.5171 (Feb 27, 2014)

  • Efficiency: Web interface performance improvements when servers have many sites.
  • Fixed: SMTP EHLO commands now include hostname of the SmarterStats server.

8.5.5136 (Jan 23, 2014)

  • Added: Detection for Internet Explorer 11+.
  • Added: Several new bots and spiders were added.
  • Fixed: Internet Explorer will now properly switch sections in the web interface.
  • Fixed: Login form now works properly in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Fixed: Server level reports will now properly take sort order into account.

8.4.5017 (Sep 26, 2013)

  • Added: Internet Explorer 11 support.

8.4.5010 (Sep 19, 2013)

  • Fixed: After finishing an FTP download, the site will start processing more quickly.
  • Fixed: After importing FTP downloaded logs, the downloaded files will be properly deleted after they are one day old.
  • Fixed: Compression level server setting will now persist between restarts.
  • Fixed: FTP servers that delay goodbye results slightly will no longer cause stats to stall.
  • Fixed: FTP will now honor the file mask properly.
  • Fixed: Log search results box in View Logs page now properly resizes horizontally and does not change formatting of log file.
  • Fixed: Site that is currently processing stats after an FTP download will no longer show "Waiting to import until FTP finishes the download"
  • Fixed: SmarterStats is now more tolerant of corrupt log files.

8.3.4975 (Aug 15, 2013)

  • Changed: The interval for SEO calls has been increased from 20 seconds to 2 minutes.
  • Fixed: An active FTP session will no longer significantly slow down service stops.
  • Fixed: Connecting to an older Microsoft FTP server that uses 2 digit years will no longer cause log files to be downloaded repeatedly.
  • Fixed: Errors while creating or editing a server will now display properly.
  • Fixed: Internal web server now properly persists its startup mode for future reinstalls of the product.
  • Fixed: Removed a cause of TMP files remaining after an FTP session ends.
  • Fixed: SEO Reports now show data for keywords with a period.

8.2.4931 (Jul 2, 2013)

  • Changed: The interval for SEO calls has been increased to prevent blocking.
  • Fixed: Failure messages when creating or editing a server will now appear correctly.
  • Fixed: SEO Reports now show data for keywords with a period.

8.2.4898 (May 30, 2013)

  • Added: New custom report date range options have been added for last 90 days and last 365 days.
  • Fixed: Default sorting option will now be properly selected when adding/editing a custom report item.
  • Fixed: Help will no longer revert back to old version.
  • Fixed: Import filters, data mining, and page aliases will now function properly when page names are pasted directly from reports.
  • Fixed: Log rows with a status code of 206 are now properly processed as new hits or continuations.
  • Fixed: Logs being accessed by IIS at the time of import will no longer fail to import.
  • Fixed: SmarterStats service will no longer fail to start after OS reboot.

8.1.4870 (May 2, 2013)

  • Added: Web service documentation now allows you to expand or contract all items.
  • Fixed: An issue where logs weren't being processed because of a log being 0 kb in size.
  • Fixed: Corrupt SiteConfig.xml files will no longer cause all processing to stop. SmarterStats will attempt to load data from backup files and safely fail if unsuccessful.
  • Fixed: Daily email reports now send correctly for sites with delayed log processing.
  • Fixed: Scheduled email reports now work correctly when pushing "Send Now."
  • Fixed: Tree view items are now highlight correctly for the currently selected item.

8.0.4842 (Apr 4, 2013)

  • Changed: Long file names uploaded in the web interface are now truncated instead of wrapping.
  • Changed: Viewing the Web interface in compatibility mode is now prevented when using Internet Explorer.
  • Fixed: Email reports are now sent out correctly and on time for various time spans.
  • Fixed: Error messages are now scrollable allowing long error messages to be viewed.
  • Fixed: Importing compressed log directories that contain empty log files will no longer abort import.
  • Fixed: Sorting in the Sites grid now correctly sorts by the most recent sort chosen.
  • Fixed: The DateTime picker now functions correctly when the browser has Australian selected for the language.
  • Fixed: Using the impersonate window in Internet Explorer no longer returns a 404 not found.

8.0.4821 (Mar 14, 2013)

  • Fixed: An unconnected server can now be edited properly.
  • Fixed: Buttons will now appear correctly in Import Filters page.
  • Fixed: Context menu in the Sites grid now functions properly.
  • Fixed: Geographic databases updated for better accuracy.
  • Fixed: Report menus that pop up a modal window now allow clicking on the filter name, not just the arrow.
  • Fixed: Run Diagnostics button now appears correctly in the Servers page.
  • Fixed: Server Traffic Trend Reports will now correctly show the year.

8.0.4807 (Feb 28, 2013)

  • IMPORTANT: Major versions contain architecture changes that prevent downgrading to previous major versions. Prior to upgrades, have a full backup if you may intend to rollback to a previous major version.
  • Added: Auto-generated API documentation now allows details to be shown/hidden.
  • Added: Back end changes and improvements to support the latest generations of browsers.
  • Added: Cookies Notification on all login areas to comply with EU Cookie Laws.
  • Added: Email reports will now wait until data is available before they are sent.
  • Added: Geographic reports now include Unique Visitor counts.
  • Added: Help pages have been implemented for every page if not there previously.
  • Added: In Enterprise Edition, the sites list can now be filtered by server, making it much easier for administrators to review them.
  • Added: Log format is now auto-detected for each file, so it is no longer necessary to know what type of log is being imported.
  • Added: Rotating log files are now supported automatically by SmarterStats to better support Linux and Apache administrators and web servers.
  • Added: SmarterStats will now detect the integrity of SEO website searches and update automatically if search engines change.
  • Added: Status messages and tip text now drops down from the top of the page and no longer disrupt the page flow.
  • Added: The web interface now supports right to left languages to better accommodate countries with non-Western character sets.
  • Changed: Buttons that save or commit changes in modal windows have been moved to the right to be consistent with user interface standards.
  • Changed: Fixed sizing of many dialog boxes and input fields to make them easier to use.
  • Changed: Geographic database updated with new IP information.
  • Changed: Language strings have been simplified so that they are easier to translate.
  • Changed: The help link now defaults to "help for this page."
  • Changed: The help popup has been moved to a drop down selection list in the top right of the interface.
  • Efficiency: CSS files have been converted to LESS which makes stylesheets much smaller, more efficient and speeds up rendering in browsers.
  • Efficiency: Greatly increased the speed of log file imports.
  • Efficiency: Greatly reduced the amount of memory needed to import log files.
  • Efficiency: Increased performance and reduced memory requirements for loading sections of the web interface.
  • Efficiency: Re-factored and completely re-wrote many areas of the web interface to reduce the amount of JavaScript code, CSS and HTML, making the entire web interface much faster, much more responsive and much lighter weight.
  • Efficiency: Report names "Phrase Sources" and "Keyword Sources" have been changed to "Phrases by Source" and "Keywords by Source" respectively.
  • Efficiency: The button bars were re-factored to be lighter weight controls.
  • Efficiency: The context menus were re-factored to be lighter weight controls.
  • Efficiency: The date pickers were re-factored to be lighter weight controls.
  • Efficiency: The tree view controls were re-factored to be lighter weight controls.
  • Fixed: Exporting report data now saves the file as the report name rather than just "ExportedData".
  • Fixed: Missing images were corrected on the Log Analysis tab of the Edit Site popup.
  • Fixed: Outbound HTTP requests from server will no longer consume all http connections.
  • Fixed: Page details popup no longer shows "No Items" twice.
  • Fixed: Renamed or compressed log files will no longer be re-imported as if they were new.
  • Fixed: Select All will now function properly on the Custom Reports grid.
  • Fixed: Selecting one or more suggested site will now properly add them to your list.
  • Fixed: Test SMTP now functions properly in getting started wizard.
  • Fixed: When activating a license, the interface now refreshes and redirects to the license page.
  • Removed: Removed the "do not show this again" option on modal windows.
  • Removed: The option to enable/disable animations in the web interface has been removed.