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Hour change and statics count.

  1. postexcavatorix
    Member

    Hi there!

    Last night there was the hour change so at 2.00 AM it was 3.00 AM.That¡s due to the energy saving policies of the European Union. I've checked out my stats today and I've found some visits have been changed to next day. My best day ever (in what visits is about) was January the 23rd with 110 visits. Now I found that that day has "only" 105 visits recorded. And January the 24th has 5 more visits than my records show. It happens also to other days where late visits are transfered to next day.

    I suppose that that's due to the way days are counted. Days have 24 hours so WP counts the number of visits made in periods of 24 hours. But due to the hour change I've mentioned before last Sunday in March usually has only 23 hours as well last Sunday in October has 25 hours. That's because last night we "jumped" one hour forward at 2 AM and in October we jump one hour back at the same hour.

    It's not a problem what I'm describing as long as the visits stay the same number although some go to next month. And I know that if I wasn't monitoring my visits with a spreadsheet I wouldn't even noticed that change.

    My question is if there's a way to patch this time change in a way that keeps past visits at the appropiate day instead of counting groups of 24 hours back from the present moment.

    Thank you.

    PS: Let me tell you that in the spreadsheet I use to monitor my blog visits I also include the visitors. I've read it takes longer to get a different visitor that what it takes to get a different visit, but still can't understand some changes the counter makes. Sometimes one more visit makes the visitors count increase in 3. I suppose there's a logical or math explanation, but I don't get it.

    Again, many thanks for your attention. Sorry if my writing is not clear enough but I've tried to put it as clear as I could. I hope you understand my explanations.

    The blog I need help with is postexcavatorix.wordpress.com.

  2. thistimethisspace
    Member

    <blockqote>My question is if there's a way to patch this time change in a way that keeps past visits at the appropiate day instead of counting groups of 24 hours back from the present moment.

    The only adjustments we can make are to timezone and date. Have you reset your timezone to reflect the one you live in? The default timezone is UTC time. You can reset your date and your timezone here > Settings > General Select the closest city to you in the same timezone in the drop-down menu you see there and then click "save changes".

  3. If you use UTC there will be no adjustment for Daylight Savings

  4. postexcavatorix
    Member

    Thank you. I've set the time at UTC+2 to avoid Daylight Savings changes.

    The stats haven't reverted, but there's no big difference, so that's ok. I have the spreadsheet, and that's good.

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