WordPress Heatmap Plugin for free – Aurora Heatmap Official


WordPress Heatmap Plugin for free – Aurora Heatmap Official

[ Japanese ]

Goddess Aurora is said to give light to the user world.
The name “Aurora Heatmap” visualizes user behavior with a beautiful heatmap.
Bringing light to the activation and optimization of your website.

The most important thing in site management.
That is, "Is the user satisfied".
Where do users see and move through the content?
The strongest tool to visualize it is the heatmap.

  1. Are you guiding users well?
  2. Conversion rate
  3. Are you missing out on prospects and readers?
  4. How is it evaluated by Google?

You can see a site improvement plan.

No Coding ・ No Setteing

You just install and activate the plugin.
No troublesome user registration or setup is required.
It works as default in most WordPress environments.
And Aurora Heatmap is complete with just plug-ins.

The free version can check the click heat map of PC and mobile.
The paid version can perform Attention / Breakway location determination and more detailed URL discrimination processing in addition to Click Heal Map.
Even if it is free, there is no limit due to the number of PV and analysis pages.

Click here for the Premium

The free version can be installed by searching from the following WordPress.org plugin directory or dashboard.

Aurora Heatmap Free Version

Contact Us

The inquiry method varies depending on the type and content of the plug-in.

Free version

How to install

Questions / Support

Premium version (before introduction)

How to install
Please use the form on the introduction explanation page.

Premium version

Questions / Support
Please use the inquiry form of the site where the plug-in is installed.
[ Setting ] - [ Aurora Heatmap ] - [ Contact Us ]

Setting method explanation

I will explain the setting screen of Aurora Heatmap.

Data settings

①Retension period

You can select the period for saving the heat map data.
Adjust according to the server specifications.
*The free version is one month.


Accuracy setting for heat map data.
You can select a standard with high accuracy and high count accuracy.
The default is high precision.
Please note the following points when changing the accuracy setting.

  1. Change to high accuracy-data in the standard mode so far will be erased.
  2. Change to standard-Data collection in the new standard mode starts from that point.

Display settings

③Number of drawing points

You can select the number of data to use when displaying the heat map.
If unlimited, high-density drawing is possible, but the display process is expensive.
Adjust according to the server specifications.

④Count bar

It shows how many data are counted at which position on the vertical axis.

⑤URL hash

Select whether to display URL hashes pointing to the same page in a consolidated or separate display.

⑥URL parameter

Select whether to display the URL page with parameters in a consolidated or separate display.
In the paid version, any individual parameter can be displayed separately or integrated.
Multiple parameters can be specified by separating them with a comma.

Parameter setting example

Details of the UTM parameters themselves are omitted here, but the basic form is as follows.

  • utm_source → Inflow source such as google, yahoo
  • Inflow channel such as utm_medium → organic, cpc
  • Campaign name such as utm_campaign → 201907,home_banner
Case 1

Drawing a heat map for each incoming referrer.
URL parameters → integration display
Separately displayed parameter → utm_source

Case 2

If it is a search inflow, draw on the same heat map.
URL parameter → Separate display
Parameters to be integrated → utm_medium

Case 3

Draw a heatmap for each set campaign.
URL parameters → Integration display
Separately displayed parameter → utm_campaign


Basic FAQ for both free and paid versions.

Is account registration or contract required to use Heatmap?

Unlike many heatmap services, Aurora Heatmap works completely within your WordPress.
No account registration or contract is required.
However, a monthly or annual license agreement is required to use the paid version.

Is there a limit to the number of pages or PV that can be analyzed?

There are no restrictions on the paid version or the free version.

Is there a case where Aurora Heatmap cannot be used even on a site built with WordPress?

Aurora Heatmap displays heatmap data from the WordPress dashboard.
For this reason, it is not possible to reproduce the mobile display on the PC with the mobile type that switches the display of the site by the agent.
This is also called dynamic delivery, and this type of mobile support was common in the early days of mobile support.
Since Google has recommended responsiveness, it is a rare form at present, except for major portal sites.

Which should be used for accuracy setting?

Basically, high accuracy is recommended.
If you select the standard, the number of counts will be considerably high, but if the amount of access is sufficient, that is, if heat map data is accumulated with high accuracy, use the more accurate high accuracy mode. Please use it.

How long can I see the heatmap after installing the plug-in?

Depending on the number of visits to the site, data will accumulate in a few hours to two days.

Is the heat map displayed in real time?

We do not send count data every time a user takes action so as not to degrade the performance of the site.
Actually, the data is reflected almost in real time.

About 3 days have passed, but there seems to be no data.

Counting may not occur for sites with extremely low access.
Make sure that there is an inflow to the site.
Also, if you are using a cache plug-in, the analysis script may not be output on the page, so delete the cache once.

It is not counted even if you access it yourself.

In order to ensure the reliability of the analysis data, the data to be acquired with a specific algorithm is selected.
Administrator access is also excluded.

It seems that the number of cases reflected in the heat map is smaller than the number of accesses.

The purpose of the heat map is not to count absolute numbers, but to understand user behavior.
In order to ensure the reliability of the analysis data, the data to be acquired with a specific algorithm is selected.
Even if it is in that category, it will not be counted unless user action occurs.
The number of counts also affects the accuracy setting.

If the permalink is changed, will the heat map data be inherited?

In the current specification, the heat map data is stored in association with the URL, so if you change the URL by changing the permalink or post slug, it will be treated as a separate page.

Can I see a heat map on my smartphone?

From 1.0.2, it is now possible to check from the dashboard on a mobile device.

What is a count bar?

It shows how many data are counted at which position on the vertical axis.
Should help with behavior analysis.

Will the recorded data leak outside?

In both the free version and paid version, there is no communication of the count data to any other than the content distribution server where WordPress is installed.

About privacy

This plug-in does not perform the following actions.

  • Track users
  • Record data transmission to external server
  • Cookie usage
  • Recording personally identifiable data including IP addresses


Use with cache plug-ins

Many cache plug-ins have a function to control the reading of the JavaScript file of the HTML header in order to improve the response.
While these are useful, Depending on the settings, it may cause various problems.

First, a script called reporter.js needs to run for Aurora Heatmap measurement.
Since reporter.js uses jQuery, it is assumed that it is loaded before that.
If there is a problem with the operation due to the cache plug-in, please execute the following.

  1. Stop combining JavaScript files (Minify)
  2. Check if jQuery is loaded before reporter.js
  3. Stop combining JavaScript files and lazy loading itself, or exclude jQuery and reporter.js

* A drawing script called h337.js is used to display the heat map on the dashboard.
If you are having trouble drawing heatmaps, try h337.js.

Aurora Heatmap can be used with the following cache plug-ins.

  • WP Rocket
  • W3 Total Cache
  • WP Super Cache
  • LiteSpeed Cache

Click here for the Premium

The free version can be installed by searching from the following WordPress.org plugin directory or dashboard.

Aurora Heatmap Free Version


== Changelog ==

= 1.5.6 =

* Fixed PHP Parse Error prior to PHP 7.1.

= 1.5.5 =

* Tested up to WordPress 6.0.1.
* Content can be manipulated on the heatmap display screen.
* The default value of the unread detection feature of the premium version has been lowered to make it easier to reaact.
* The bundled library has been updated.
* Fixed minor issues.

= 1.5.4 =

* Tested up to WordPress 5.9.

= 1.5.3 =

* Fixed a wpdb::prepare Warning that occur during initial setup.

= 1.5.2 =

* Fixed a MySQL syntax error that occur during initial setup in version 1.5.0 or later.

= 1.5.1 =

* Fixed a bug that the count bar was not displayed in version 1.5.0.

= 1.5.0 =

**New features**

* "Weekly email" has been implemented in the premium version.


* You can also view each click, breakaway, attention heatmaps on the unread detection tab in the premium version.
* Update the Freemius SDK in the premium version.
* Fixed an issue where concentric drawing appears at the origin of the click heatmap.
* The setting of "Number of drawing points" was reflected in the count bar in the click heatmap.

= 1.4.12 =

* Fixed a bug that is recorded as 0 when coordinates and sizes are not integers.

= 1.4.11 =

* Fixed 503 error when displaying heatmap with serialize_precision=100 due to old php.ini.

= 1.4.10 =

* Fixed some case where the title and URL were incorrect in the heatmap list.
* Update the Freemius SDK in the premium version.

= 1.4.9 =

* Fixed the heatmap drawing shifting depending on the style of the html and body elements.
* Reduced errors associated with JavaScript combine.
* Update the Freemius SDK in the premium version. Some screens now support Japanese.

= 1.4.8 =

* Reduced errors related to async attribute jQuery.
* Fixed an error associated with JavaScript combining.

= 1.4.7 =

* Add the files that were missing in the free version 1.4.6.

= 1.4.6 =

* Fixed some warnings about browser detection and improved cache compatibility.
* Fixed the data of unread detection not deleted by bulk deletion or individual deletion.

= 1.4.5 =

* Fixed DB error during install.
* Added setting of Ajax delay time.

= 1.4.4 ( for premium version ) =

* Fixed the unread detection graph not displaying correctly.

= 1.4.3 =

* Fixed unexpected cache in some environments.

= 1.4.2 =

* Fixed syntax error in PHP 5.6.

= 1.4.1 =

* Tested up to WordPress 5.4.

= 1.4.0 =

**New features**

* "Unread detection" has been implemented in the premium version.
* Added setting to report non-singular pages.
* The page that overlays the heatmap display is now a logged-out page.


* Support WordPress - General settings - Timezone.
* Improved daily cron process.
* Optimized database and SQL.

= 1.3.4 =

* Fixed a bug that CGI version PHP could not save settings, bulk data deletion, and delete data for each page.
* Fixed a bug where the data migration process from 1.2.x was incorrectly executed after migration.

= 1.3.3 =

* Fixed DB migration from old version not being performed properly.
* Fixed that data was not deleted when the premium version was uninstalled.

= 1.3.2 =

* Fixed an error in the List View that occurred in some environments.

= 1.3.1 =

* Fixed an error that occurred during a new installation.

= 1.3.0 =

**New features**

* "URL Optimization" is now available in the free version.
* "Advanced URL Optimization" has been implemented in the premium version.
* URL parameters for WordPress are always displayed individually.


* Improved search in list view.
* Fixed XSS vulnerability in list view title.

= 1.2.5 =

* Fixed an SQL error that occurred during automatic deletion of old data.
* Adjusted the algorithm for judging the reading position. (Premium version only)

= 1.2.4 ( for free version ) =

* Fixed that the legend image file name change in 1.1.0 was not reflected in the free version.

= 1.2.3 =

* Fixed a syntax error that occurred in some JavaScript minify.
* Supported mobile drawing with wp_is_mobile() function when displaying mobile heatmap on PC.
* Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

= 1.2.2 ( for premium version beta release ) =

* Fixed a syntax error that occurred in some JavaScript minify.

= 1.2.1 ( for premium version ) =

* Reduced the output processing of breakaway and attention heatmap.

= 1.2.0 =

* Added number of drawing points to settings for performance control.
* Fixed click heatmap drawing being interrupted under certain conditions.
* Improved list view usability on mobile.

= 1.1.1 =

* Adjust list order.

= 1.1.0 =

* The interface has been redesigned so that all types of heatmaps can be listed. As a result, previous tabs for PC and mobile have been abolished.
* The search function by title and URL was implemented.
* In order to reduce the database capacity, the data to be saved is narrowed down by the accuracy setting.

= 1.0.3 =

* Fixed a 503 error when displaying the breakaway / attention heatmap under certain conditions.

= 1.0.2 =

* Fix side effect when combining JavaScript.

It turns out that in some cases, the combination of the optimization plugin that combines JavaScript and Aurora Heatmap has side effects on other scripts.
We addressed this issue.

= 1.0.1 =

* The heatmap can be viewed from mobile.
* Add description and legend above list.

= 1.0.0 =

* Initial release

== Upgrade Notice ==

* Initial release