The dotCMS Dashboard provides an easy way to examine site analytics for any website managed by dotCMS. Instantly view the total number of pages, files, content, users, etc., on a dotCMS managed website. View total front end page views, unique visitors, referrers, and a workstream history at a glance.
However, two things need to happen before site analytic data will be visible on the dotCMS Dashboard
1) The Dashboard feature needs to be enabled on the host. It is off by default as to not create overhead if other analytic methodologies are being used.
2) The site actually has to have some time to create site visitation history. Once the site has traffic then data will be visible as shown in the image of the Dashboard below:
In addition to the site statistic information visible above, clicking on the workstream history button gives a webmaster a glance at content contributor work history and objects created on the site:
Also, clicking on "view" next to Top Referrers, Pages, Content, or 404's produces a popup light box expanded view of the corresponding data.
The dotCMS dashboard is a built-in, basic analytics tool to help webmasters that wish to view site traffic information without the need for integrating with a 3rd party software/service.