The Mint development community is exploding. The statistics program is quickly turning into a great little platform thanks to the rapid creation of some cool peppers by the users. Here are some Peppers you should look at to get the most out of your thirty Washingtons.

Graphic Peppers

  • Sparks! - Sparklines for Mint. Such a perfect and beautiful match.

  • User Agent Pies - User agent data shown in easy to understand pie graph form.

  • Fresh View - Still in development but looks very promising for showing visits and unique hits tracking over time.

Number Cruncher Peppers

  • Outclicks - My new favorite. It tracks where people go when they leave your site. Useful for blogs interested in gathering info for advertisers.

  • Addicted to Feedburner - Uses Feedburner API to show your RSS stats in Mint. There were some problems when we first installed this, but they seem to be ironed out.

  • Error Tracker - Enables you to see common HTTP errors (401, 403, 404, and 500) that your visitors receive while accessing your site.

  • Shortstat to Mint Converter - Still in development but it looks very promising for those wanting to transport their old data.

For more information on keeping up to date on new Peppers, keep your eye on Mint’s forums and the new blog by Peter Parkes dedicated to the subject, PeppermintTea.

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  1. Derek ORgan · 5 years ago

    Looks really nice.

    Anyone know if it compares to bbclone ( I’ve been using that for a while now and altough it doesn’t look as pretty you can view detailed stats which is handy for small sites.

    Seems to work very similar to Mint.

  2. Relapse · 5 years ago

    Hmmm, I’m unsure with all the hype surrounding Mint. Especially given the lack of any real content on the Mint site except for the “Pay $30 to find out what I do” links.

    Sure the demo movie looks nice with its floating/ collapsing column format etc. But where are the stats - not logging stats but Mint’s stats? Can it be used on sites with poly Gigabyte log files (in the order of 13 Gigs per day)? Is it really only useful for blogs to find referrer stats etc? Is it only for LAMP sites?

    Really wish they felt like providing more guts about the thing. Any pointers on illumination?

  3. Kevin Hale · 5 years ago

    Umm … I would recommend checking out the FAQ and the requirements page. Have you asked any of these questions in the forum or to Shaun? That would be a good place to start.

    I don’t see why Mint couldn’t run on say a windows server as long as it was running php and mysql. Mint doesn’t parse through a server’s log files. It collects it’s information through a JavaScript file included on a web page (and so would not be able to tell you stats about images, css etc on your site.)

  4. Relapse · 5 years ago

    Checked the FAQ etc. Notice that all pages say a lot of “track” but not a lot of “track what.” Hence why I was going for a trusted evaluator rather than forumising on a possibly way off-topic question. I admit it, I’d rather a nice table of features than hunting through question/ answers and page-burrowing. Lazy? Maybe :)

    The poly gigabyte log files question still stands even if it doesn’t look at the log files themselves; that’s a heck of a lot of Javascripted PHP/Mysql calls it has to handle concurrently.

  5. Pete Freitag · 5 years ago

    FYI FreshView was released, you might want to update that link.

    As far as mint being worth it, I wasn’t sure and gambled with the $30 to check it out.

    It is running on my blog: which does get a bit of traffic (I’ve been on and a lot recently) though not near 13gb of logs. I did have MySQL crash while I was under heavy load, but I don’t know if that was from Mint, or other stuff.

    My blog is written in ColdFusion, and I simply include the javascript, so no you don’t need to be on a LAMP site, just need a LAMP server to process the stats.

    At first I didn’t think it was worth it, but now with pepper I think it is really cool.