Customize Matomo widgets

Learn how to adjust presentation options and filter your Matomo data to create easy-to-understand visualizations.

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This guide walks you through the various options when customizing Matomo Cloud widgets.

Connection selector

If you're tracking multiple domains with Matomo and want to share data from another, add another account with the following steps.

Select your Google Analytics account in Geckoboard


Select another site from your Matomo account.

Select a Matomo site in Geckoboard


Select any of the Matomo metrics Geckoboard supports.

Line charts, Column charts and Tables allow plotting a second metric on the same widget. To do this, click + Compare metric.

Select a Matomo metric to display in Geckoboard

For example, you could use a comparison metric to show how Unique visitors compare to Converted visits.

Line chart showing a comparison between unique visitors and converted visits.

💡Tip: Hover over the information icon for a tooltip description of the selected metric.

Tooltip description for the selected metric


The visualization picker allows you to choose between plotting your data as:

  • Number

  • Gauge

  • Line chart

  • Column chart

  • Bar chart

  • Leaderboard

  • Table

The options available depend on how you've configured your widget. See our guide to choosing the right visualization for your data.

Visualization options for Matomo widgets in Geckoboard


The time picker allows you to select a timeframe for your data. You can also create a Custom period from the bottom of the select menu.


If you want to group by a particular dimension, you need to select a visualization that supports grouping:

  • Column chart (under Horizontal Axis)

  • Bar chart (Labels)

  • Leaderboard (Labels)

  • Table (Group by)

For example, try the Leaderboard visualization configured to show Conversions by Social channel or Country.

Two Matomo leaderboard widgets grouped by conversions this week.

Compare to previous period

If you're creating a Number or Line chart, you can compare your data to a previous period.

For example, compare Today to Yesterday or the Same day last week.

Comparison to previous time period in Geckoboard

Min/Max values

The Gauge visualization supports setting minimum and maximum values. If left blank, these values are automatically calculated.


You can filter your data by Segments you've created in Matomo.

For example, you could show Visits and Actions per visit where Segment is, say, landed on home page.

Two Matomo widgets grouped by a filtered segment.

Set a goal

On the Number, Line, Column and Bar charts visualizations you can show your progress towards a chosen target by setting a goal.


The Formatting menu allows you to overrule the automatically set number of decimal places used or add additional information about the values on your widget. For more information, see our guide to using the data formatting options.

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