This is a comprehensive guide to help you get started with EDD Advanced Reports.
Upon installing and activating the plugin, a new section named Advanced Reports will be added to the WordPress admin menu, inside the Downloads section of EDD. This extension has no other options besides managing your license key in the EDD Settings page.
You can create any number of advanced reports just like you would do with a post or page. Simply go to Downloads > Advanced Reports, and click on Add New Report.
A report will have the following fields:
A title. Identifies the report so you can later refer to it by name.
A date range. Reports are always shown relative to the current date, and thus you can set a number of days to display going backwards in time. For example, you may choose to view the last 90 days.
Each report can have an unlimited number of series. Each series is comprised of a dataset, outlining statistics for a similar group of data.
When adding a series, you can customize the data that will be shown by selecting a context. The following contexts are available:
Besides selecting a context for your data, you can also filter each series to have more granular control over the results. As of now, the following filters are available:
Once you have created your advanced reports, you can view them in the Reports section of Easy Digital Downloads. In here, you will find a new tab has been created named Advanced Reports. In this section, you can switch between your advanced reports by using the report selector located to the right of the page.
When viewing a report, you will be shown a graph that outlines all the series and their associated values, as well as a table further detailing each value.
Initially, the report will display a date range going backwards from today, based on the number of days set in the Date Range field. You can, however, change the date to any range you need to.
Each report will display a total amount for each series you have created. Depending on the context you have chosen, the total amount will be expressed as a currency or as a flat number.
You can export any of your advanced reports by clicking on the Export button located to the right of the date filter. You will be able to download the report in a semicolon-delimited CSV file, which you can then open in Microsoft Excel to further manage your data.
Exported reports will have the same format as the table shown beneath the graph.
You can also pin any number of advanced reports to the dashboard, by selecting the Show In Dashboard option. Pinned reports will be shown as an individual dashboard widget when loading the WordPress back-end, and you will be able to organize them around.
Reports shown in the dashboard will display a date going backwards from today, to the number of days specified in the date range field.
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