My Lovely Stats Counter Has Been Removed

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Yesterday I woke up to see that my lovely stats counter had vanished. Not only that, but a big white square with the word ‘write’ had appeared and also a bell with a little red dot on it. AAAAAAAAAAAAAGH

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I miss my friendly little stats counter. Here’s why:

  • As I have my WP pages pinned to my browser, it would be the first thing I looked at whenever I started my computer up.
  • After a post you could see the activity immediately without having to refresh your page or go to the stats page. This was actually one of the more enjoyable things about WP just after you have just posted something. If people liked your post, it would be a great feeling to see your stats climbing.
  • You could click on it and your detailed stats page would instantly open on a separate link. Yes, there’s still a drop down menu from the first icon on the left of the dashboard, but for me it doesn’t open it in a separate link.

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I immediately got on to the help desk who said there was no way that this could be undone! Rot! Of course it can. He also said that things like this happen to him all the time and it doesn’t bother him. How nice! The reason for this awesomely user-friendly tool being removed is that this is the direction we are going now, aiming at users with mobile phones and tablets. Well that’s all well and good, but many of us still do use our computers right? The guy on the help desk also said that there was no official way of complaining but he would pass on my comments. Yeh right. ‘Course you will mate!

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I also resent people changing things without notification. I mean if you buy something would you be happy if someone changed it at a later date without asking? You want what it says on the tin after all.

If anyone else is as miffed as I am then please like, comment and share. I absolutely don’t believe that they can’t undo this crap intrusion into our WordPress world. I’ve never done a petition before but here it is. Seeing as there is no form of complaints then maybe this can go onto the forum if there is enough of a response.

BTW: If you drop by I won’t know as my stats counter has been removed.

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Be lucky. Be naughty!

 

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67 replies

  1. Now that’s odd. I have no counter on your page, but I do on mine. For now. I can probably live without it…though I agree, it would be nice to be asked as these ‘free’ sites still cost and are all busy generating revenue for WP. I have written a number of these posts, venting vituperatively… all to no avail. I use the PC too and find a lot of the improvements actually much slower and less user friendly than the old set up.

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  2. i have never had a counter, i have always had a LONG empty space between ‘READER” and “WRITE”. but I suppose this could be because I have a very basic theme, which suits me when my posts are all written.

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  3. I have a stats page with a chart and that is where I go to read and answer comments. I depend on it to tell me who has visited, so I can return the visit. I noticed a change in the menu, making it more difficult to get to the stats and wondered what was going on. I still have a free sight and have not really tried to get lots of followers. I like the whole writing process and a place to show my pics and I love the friends I’ve made. I agree with Andy, though. I hate it when Word Press makes these changes and doesn’t notify in advance. You just wake up one day and have to figure it out for yourself. If they make it too hard for me, I’ll probably just ditch social media and go back to the comfortable dark ages. I’ve ditched Face Book once and it didn’t phase me at all. Roxie would miss her fan club, though!

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    • Hiya Cat > That’s fantastic. I’ll take a look now. If I’m a bit slow it’s because I’m off work sick today. I’m lost without my stats counter. I have to have a separate page that I have to reload to see my stats 😦 It vexes me LOL

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  4. Andy, I don’t pay enough attention to stats so don’t have an opinion on the stats counter problem. I’m not a power blogger, and post once a month, twice at most. I do look at who likes & comments on my posts so I can do the same in kind!? Maybe as I finish & try to sell books I’ll think differently! 🎄 Christine

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    • Power blogging > Now that’s a new one on me. Phew, now I think about it I do know a few people like that. I’m a once a week kinda guy, maybe once a fortnight what with the YouTube as well these days. I think WP is about having a bit more fun with your writing > If I did a post it was always really good fun seeing the stats counter crack into life. Hey ho such is life. I’ll always miss it 😦

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  5. I have gotten my website hosted and I am still using the basic WP theme, but wordpress does not take care of my site anymore, my host does, and I have never noticed the stats thing until reading this post. I have installed skystats to track my daily visitors and traffic, but I really cannot count on it. Yes what I need that traffic for if I don’t have enough engagements? But I concur your point, it is not nice to alter a prepaid service without notification.

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      • After I get hosted, my likes are all gone, and it really takes sometime to get used to when no one will like my posts.

        I am still in Toronto, I have to wait till I get permanent residence so I can return to China and visit. Still need to read more of your trip. Are you going to spend Christmas? Hopefully the air quality is not too bad.

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      • Hi there Julie. I often think about that when I come over to your blog. Also you have to leave your details before you can leave a comment. I guess when you are out on your own site its a message that you no longer need people to give you a thumbs up. You know your posts are all professional top quality 🙂 Air is terrible here today. Did you check out my YouTube channel? I’m a bit lost about your permanent residence. Are you a Canadian citizen or waiting for that?

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