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April 6, 2015
Update: December 21, 2016: WP removed the blue “old” Stats page today. See: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/stats-feedback/
More info and workaround: Hotfix for WP stats redirect script
Update: December 24, 2016: Classic Stats Redirect script v2 released! and Classic Stats Redirect script v2.1.0 released!
In December 2014, wordpress.com launched a “new” Stats page in Beta form. If you’d prefer to use the old Stats page with the map, this is the link: https://wordpress.com/my-stats.
How to Find the Old Stats Page Link:
First you have to go to the WP Admin, classic Dashboard. You can find it from your blog by hovering over “My Sites”, clicking on “WP Admin”.
This is your classic Dashboard link: https://yourblogname.wordpress.com/wp-admin/ (replace “yourblogname” with the name of your blog, obviously).
From the classic Dashboard then click “View All” on the Stats module on the lower right-hand side below the stats graph.
How to find the really old, classic Stats Page:
The really old, classic Stats page with our own color scheme is at this link: https://yourblogname.wordpress.com/wp-admin/index.php?page=stats (insert your blog’s name before wordpress.com in the link).
Go to “My Sites” at the top left of the page, click on “WP Admin”. Click on “Site Stats” in the sidebar on the left-hand side of the dashboard.
I suggest making bookmarks for your browser for these links that you use frequently.
If you prefer using the “new” Stats page, here are some work-arounds, thanks to tpenguinltg:
A quick hack to widen the new WordPress.com stats page
More hacks to the new WordPress.com stats page
How to comment about the changes:
Forum threads on New Stats Page:
Stats Classics: How to set? (16 pages of comments)
Massive changes to the WP interface (16 pages of comments)
Why did you destroy the Stats Page?
Classic Stats: How to set TWO, not closed.
Other threads located at these tags:
How to Log-In:
Log-in to WP through the WP-Admin dashboard: https://wordpress.com/wp-login.php
How to Log Out:
From any of the WP-Admin Pages or from your blog:
Hover over your gravatar, click “Sign Out”.
From the “too-blue” WP Pages:
Click your gravatar on the top right of the administrative bar, https://wordpress.com/me, then scroll down on the left-hand side and the last option under “Extras” is to “Sign Out”.
Or clear your cookies on your browser and that will log you out.
How to change the color scheme for the classic dashboard:
From the left sidebar on the classic WP-Admin pages, go to “Users”, click on “Personal Settings”, then choose your color scheme. Click each one for a preview before deciding. Click “Save” at the bottom of the page when finished.
Keep in mind that WP launches Beta products with all their so-called “new” pages/options and the users at wordpress.com become the unpaid beta-testers, most without even their knowledge and/or consent.
from the archives:
How To Use the Classic Editor on wordpress.com Blogs and Never See the Beep, Beep, Boop Editor Again! by Lo
New Look for the New Year on Dandelion Salad and Continued Hiatus by Lo (updated)
Dandelion Salad Is Going On Hiatus (updated)
Updated the post December 24, 2016
Thanks for the great information.
Glad you found it useful, macjam47.
Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
You might find this post VERY useful if you’re on WordPress 😀
Thanks for reblogging, Chris. Hope your readers also find this info to be useful. Cheers!
Welcome – Thank YOU for posting it 😀
Thank you so much for all the info. I get used to one way, then they change.
You’re welcome, purpleslobinrecovery. Same here. The last year or two there have been so many changes it’s hard to keep up with them all. That’s why I added a few more things to the post, like “how to log off”.
That’s always good to know! 😉
Reblogged this on chrismcmullen and commented:
Such valuable info. Find your classic stats page.
Thanks for reblogging, Chris.
You’re welcome. 🙂
That’s handy. 🙂 (I’d love to reblog, but thought I should ask first, as not everyone likes it.)
Please reblog. More people on WP need to know this info. Glad you liked it. Cheers!
I made another blog post on how to use the “classic” editor and never use the Beep, Beep, Boop one again: https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/how-to-use-the-classic-editor-on-wordpress-com-blogs-and-never-see-the-beep-beep-boop-editor-again-by-lo/
Yes, I always use the classic editor. 🙂
Me, too. I use one of the work-arounds that penguin made so I don’t ever have to use the “new, too-blue-to-use” editor for editing or making a new post.
Thanks a lot in helping me trace back the old stats page.
You are most welcome, ProCoGen. Very happy to help you and other bloggers out. Navigation was always not user-friendly in the past, but recently it is horrible. Seriously, some bloggers are having trouble logging out. WP is attempting to move their users to their “too-blue” pages and mobile-friendly “new” although not improved pages.
We must resist. I don’t click on them.
In case you missed this post: https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/how-to-use-the-classic-editor-on-wordpress-com-blogs-and-never-see-the-beep-beep-boop-editor-again-by-lo/
what is the cute icon to use for “I Hate WordPress” (not a heart symbol)????
They are wrecking the dashboard!
Well, the classic dashboard is still there and very operational. That’s the only one I use. To get there is not as easy as it used to be which is why I made these “how-to” posts. The so-called “new” WP pages are in Beta form and less functional as the classic pages.
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