We are proud to announce Matomo 4.2.0: a new release of Matomo Analytics.

What’s new?

This release focuses on stability and reliability and security.

A new ? (question mark) icon is now visible next to report names in the left menu. Clicking on this icon will display a helpful text explaining « Why » this particular report is useful.

A major security issue (but not critical) has already been fixed (see details below).

Several bugs and regressions were also fixed.

We are grateful for all community members who reported feedback and suggestions, our awesome team of translators for their work, and our Premium features customers and Matomo Cloud hosting customers for their amazing support.

137 tickets have been closed by more than 16 contributors!

After You Update

  • Please help us spread the word! Maybe you can write about the project on your blog, website, twitter, talk at conferences or let your friends and colleagues know what is Matomo. Already 1,000,000+ websites are keeping full control of their web analytics with Matomo!
  • Use the forums if you have any question or feedback (free support),
    or purchase a Support Plan to get professional support and guidance.
  • To improve Matomo in your language consider contributing to translations.
  • You can also support our efforts by purchasing valuable Premium Features for Matomo or try our Matomo Cloud solution.

Security release

This is a minor security release.

We fixed an issue where a Super User (and only a Super User) may have been able to get a remote code execution on the Matomo server. Since this was only exploitable by Super Users (who are considered trusted), we consider it a minor issue.

It is also recommended to follow best practises in the guide: « How to configure Matomo for security ».

This issue was responsibly disclosed to our Security team. Our security bug bounty program welcomes & rewards researchers who discover and responsibly report to us any security issues found in Matomo or any of the plugins created by Matomo/InnoCraft.

Database upgrade

This release does not contain any major database upgrade.

Platform Changes

Matomo is an open analytics platform. In an effort to help Matomo developers learn about improvements and changes in the core APIs, we document the changes since the last release.

In this 4.2.0 release there is a new INI setting. Read more in Platform Changelog for Developers to see all changes to the platform and APIs.

Note: the Marketplace showcases more than 90 plugins already compatible with Matomo and this is just the beginning. Matomo is your universal data analytics platform!

New and updated SDKs (Tracking API Clients)

The Matomo team offers official SDKs (Tracking API Clients) for measuring your mobile apps and any other kind of apps.

New and updated guides and FAQs


New plugins

By third party developers:

List of 137 tickets closed in Matomo 4.2.0

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