Finally, Matomo 5 is here!

Matomo 5.0.0 brings major improvements in speed, security, usability and technology compatibility. We are very excited to share this release with you and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. Contact us for help with your Matomo 5.0.0 Upgrade.

Here you can deep dive into the new features and improvements in Matomo 5.0.0.

New Features and improvements

Improved usability
Matomo has improved the usability of Matomo in many ways. They have added new icons in the navigation menu, clearer messages and correct underlining of links in URLs to improve the user experience.

Stronger security
Matomo has improved the security of Matomo to provide stronger data protection. They have added a new security setting to prevent Matomo from tracking users who have enabled the Do Not Track setting in their browser. They have added a new feature to only send out invites to emails from specific domains.

Faster insights
Matomo has improved the performance of Matomo in many ways. They have improved the performance of the Matomo API, which makes it possible to retrieve data and generate insights faster.

Modernized interface
Matomo has modernized the interface by transitioning to Vue.js which lays the foundation for a more responsive interface and faster development of new features.

Improved compatibility
Matomo has improved the compatibility of Matomo with PHP versions 8.1, 8.2 and the latest 8.3. They have also added support for MySQL 8.0 and MariaDB 10.6.

Community contributions
Matomo would like to thank the Matomo community for their contributions. They have received over 270 pull requests from more than 15 contributors.

Database upgrade
Matomo has upgraded the database to improve performance and security. They have also added a new database upgrade guide for high traffic situations, especially for users of MySQL versions 5.5 or 5.6.

After the Update

If you need any help with updating Matomo On-Prem or implementations, please feel free to contact Jorge at

You can also get involved in the Matomo community by reporting any issues you may come across, or opportunities to contribute to translations. Also check out the forums for questions and feedback, support plans for professional help. Don't forget to follow us on LinkedIn for the latest news and updates.

Platform Changes

Matomo has made many changes to the API, including breaking changes, new events and methods. They would like to encourage plugin developers to make their plugins compatible with Matomo 5.0.0. We will further investigate the changes and recommend any changes that need to be made to the plugin developers.

Spread the word

Matomo 5.0.0 is a major release bringing vast improvements in speed, security, usability and technology compatibility. We are very excited to share this release with you and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

We would like to encourage you to spread the word about Matomo by sharing this blog post on social media, and to share your feedback and questions in the forums. We would also like to encourage you to consider buying premium features or contact us for a demo or professional help.

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