We are proud to announce Matomo 3.13.1: a new release of Matomo Analytics.

What’s new?

In this release we’re focusing on fixing a few bugs, a regression in tracking unique visitors affecting some users, we’re making Matomo tracking slightly faster, and we ensure compatibility with the upcoming Chrome 80 browser. Below you’ll find the most important changes in Matomo 3.13.1.

This release is also rated critical and includes a major security fix.

A regression was introduced in 3.13.0 which could in some cases lead to inflate unique visitors/unique users metrics, when the User ID feature is used: this regression has been fixed.

Another regression causing some of the number metrics to display wrongly in some languages such as German has been fixed.

As the default geolocation provider MaxMind is introducing new complicated licensing terms for their geolocation database, and broke auto-updating of geolocation databases for Matomo, we’re introducing a new Geolocation provider by default to replace MaxMind. Matomo will now use db-ip.com as a geolocation provider and all Matomo users will automatically download this new geolocation database starting in 3.13.1.

Chrome 80 is planning to make all cookies that don’t have an explicit `SameSite` option have `SameSite=Lax` by default. So far it has been an optional flag but Chrome 80 (release due in January 2020) will have it enabled by default. Matomo 3.13.1 will be fully compatible and won’t issue a browser console warning anymore.

The Countries Regions maps should now work again and display data for most countries regions.

In terms of new features, we’ve improved the Behaviour > Engagement report, which will now clearly display all metrics for both Returning visits and New visits:

When you create a new website and it has no data tracked, you will now see links to the new guides for WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, SharePoint.

Several improvements were also made to messages being logged out when the core:archive console command fails to run, so it’s easier to troubleshoot when things go wrong.

Matomo 3.13.1 should also be fully compatible with PHP 7.4.

This release might be the last Matomo 3.x release. We’ve started working on Matomo 4.0.0 which should be released in around 3 months. We may release Matomo 3.13.2 if there are any regressions or important bugs to address before Matomo 4.0.0.

As usual, you’ve also helped us add many new device detection rules, new referrer spammers, as well as improved translations in various languages!

We are grateful for all community members who reported feedback and suggestions, our awesome team of translators for their work, and our Premium features customers and Matomo Cloud hosting customers for their amazing support.

181 tickets have been closed by more than 18 contributors!

After You Update

  • Please help us spread the word! Maybe you can write about the project on your blog, website, twitter, talk at conferences or let your friends and colleagues know what is Matomo. Already 1,000,000+ websites are keeping full control of their web analytics with Matomo!
  • Use the forums if you have any question or feedback (free support),
    or purchase a Support Plan to make the most of your Matomo Analytics and get professional support.
  • To improve Matomo in your language consider contributing to translations.
  • You can also support our efforts by purchasing valuable Premium Features for Matomo or try our Matomo Cloud solution.

Security release

This release is rated critical.

We have internally found and fixed a possible SQL injection. It is very important to upgrade Matomo to avoid any risk.

Our security bug bounty program welcomes & rewards researchers who discover and responsibly report to us any security issues found in Matomo or any of the plugins created by Matomo/InnoCraft.

Database upgrade

This release does not contain any major database upgrade.

Platform Changes

Matomo is an open analytics platform. In an effort to help Matomo developers learn about improvements and changes in the core APIs, we document the changes since the last release.

In this 3.13.1 release there are Plugins API deprecations (functions). Read more in Platform Changelog for Developers to see all changes to the platform and APIs.

Note: the Marketplace showcases more than 100 plugins already compatible with Matomo 3 and this is just the beginning. Matomo is your universal data analytics platform!

New and updated SDKs (Tracking API Clients)

The Matomo team offers official SDKs (Tracking API Clients) for measuring your mobile apps and any other kind of apps.

New plugins

By third party developers:

List of 181 tickets closed in Matomo 3.13.1

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