Here’s a script to create your own Plausible Analytics iOS widget for self-hosted websites. It’s a simple and intuitive way to keep track of your website’s daily performance on the go. With this 1:1 block widget (see screenshot for reference), you can access key daily metrics directly from your iPhone or iPad’s home or lock screens, such as real-time data, page views, unique visitors, top referrer, and top country.
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① According to the instructions (see below), example.com = your primary domain and analytics.example.com = the subdomain where you’ve installed Plausible. You’ve to replace both accordingly.
② The widget size is 1×1. That’s a small, square size widget.
③ It is only tested on self-hosted Plausible instances.
How to create the Plausible Analytics iOS widget:
Step 1: Generate an API key from https://analytics.example.com/settings.
Step 2: Install Scriptable on your iPhone/iPad. Scriptable is a free automation tool that enables you to write scripts that integrate with the native features of iOS/iPadOS.
Step 3: Get plausible-analytics-widget.js. The script contains helper texts as comments. Paste the content of the script to scriptable, and start editing. Alternatively, paste the script to a code editor on your PC/macOS, make the edits, and send the final version to your iPhone/iPad.
Step 4: Edit the plausible-analytics-widget.js
① In line 6, add your baseURL, https://analytics.example.com/api/v1/stats/.
② In line 9, add your API key.
③ In line 12, add your siteID, which is example.com.
④ In line 114, replace “Example Daily” with your brand or domain name.
⑤ In line 120, add a URL to visit after tapping on the widget.
Step 5: Add the final version of the script to scriptable, and set it as the home-screen or lock-screen Plausible Analytics widget in iOS.
If you need further assistance, reach out to [email protected]. I also make Python scripts for Plausible. If you need a hook for a specific app, I can help.