Action questions for Piwik pro

I would like to know the definition of ‘action’ in Piwik PRO. Does it have the same meaning as ‘hit’ in Google Analytics (GA)? If not, what is the difference?

Hi @austinwu-fiftyfive,

This page explains it well:What does Piwik PRO track as actions? | Piwik PRO help center


For these non-tracked by default action names, does it mean that I need to set them up manually? or does it mean that I need to purchase the actions in order to have these non-trackable events by default?

It depends,

SharePoint is a Paid feature,
Other actions, like e-commerce need to be setup, e.g. like Set up ecommerce tracking | Piwik PRO help center
Or woocommerce via the plugin;
WooCommerce: install a container (with a tracking code) | Piwik PRO help center

Content impression and interaction tracking can be setup like this:

Custom ping can be setup like this:

Or heartbeat:

Goals can be setup like this:

The total amount of actions tracked van be seen here:

Does it make it more clear?

Basically you are in charge of what to configure and track where each event you send will be added to the amount of actions.

Thanks for your prompt reply.

I am also curious about how to count API’s action. Also, any actions related to raw data?

Let me know, thanks!

Hi Richard, could you please provide the answer to me?

Hi @austinwu-fiftyfive,

Each API call is treated as an event.


Good to know that.

Can you also provide some examples of where I might use this API Call function in piwik pro?

Or if I, for example, export the raw data. Does it consider as an API call action?

Indeed, retrieving data or executing administrative tasks outside of the UI.
HTTP API — Piwik PRO Analytics Suite 16.38 documentation,
Tag Manager — Piwik PRO Analytics Suite 16.38 documentation
Getting started — Piwik PRO Analytics Suite 16.38 documentation