Active Meter

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  • #36774

    drmike
    Member

    Added. Please double check the browser output for me and see if any hits shows up. I’d check for that tomorrow to give it time. I don’t know how often they update their numbers.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #36776

    melissanthi
    Member

    Added? But I didn’t create a blank text widget as you said. Infact, how do you create one? (I hope this is not a stupid question.)

    #36777

    melissanthi
    Member

    Thank you both so much. :)

    #36778

    drmike
    Member

    Just to answer your question, I just slid the Text Widget 1 to your sidebar and didn’t put anything in the title and the body of the widget and clicked on Save Changes. It didn’t show anything when you viewed the blog again. I didn’t put anything in the title and, since the title and the body is empty, nothing shows.

    Actually works kind of nice with your theme. You don’t see it when you view the blog. I know in some themes, you would still get something showing up even if the title is blank.

    Please take a quick second and remove me as an admin. :)

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #36779

    timethief
    Member

    @drmike
    Can we take it that this is an *invisible* free stat counter that works on wordpress blogs then?

    P.S. Don’t forget to remove your email address unless you truly want to be deluged. ;)

    #36780

    melissanthi
    Member

    Thanks again. Just checked, it works. I ‘m gonna be removing you from the Admin position in a minute. It was very helpful while it lasted. ;-)

    #36790

    drmike
    Member

    Not a problem. I just have way too many blogs I’m added in. :)

    #36791

    timethief
    Member

    ummm … it’s about the active meter – is it truly invisible and does it work?

    #36814

    silfrenwulf
    Member

    I’m glad Drmike was able to help get you sorted out melissanthi.

    Timethief, yes and yes. Well, good enough anyway. Statcounter also does an invisible one too. Although how truly accurate it is I don’t know, which is why I’m trying out two different counters at the moment. But I have found that, as Statcounter allows as many projects as you like, I’m able to use it to follow the stats of each of my pages as well.

    #36911

    rohanquinby
    Member

    Hi, I hope someone can answer this question:

    I am about to install Activemeter. I have followed the steps above but when I add the text widget to my sidebar, the rest of my sidebar (with my blogroll, links etc.) disappears.

    What can I do to have both a text widget and my blogroll as it usually exists?

    Thanks in advance!

    #36912

    drmike
    Member

    We need to see this happening to see what is occuring. What you’re reporting is not standard behavior and, without actually seeing it, we can’t help you.

    #36916

    rohanquinby
    Member

    Hi Dr. Mike!

    Thanks for your reply. I have now added the text widget with the Activemeter html in it and the sidebar that I used to have has disappeared. Yikes!

    #36929

    rohanquinby
    Member

    Hi Dr. Mike…

    I know you are busy and have a life, so here are a few details…

    I am using Firefox (whatever the latest edition is)

    I have cleaned out my cache

    I dragged a text widget into my sidebar area and pasted in the Activemeter code

    Today, the rest of my sidebar is still missing. It contained my links, etc…

    #36936

    rohanquinby
    Member

    Also, just so you know, whenever I remove the text widget, my original sidebar magically reappears…

    Bizarre!

    #36940

    rohanquinby
    Member

    Sorry to bother you, but I am just trying to anticipate any questions you might have…

    The last thing I can think of is that in the manage blogroll screen, all my links are toggled as visible, even though they are not showing on the page.

    #36941

    timethief
    Member

    {just a suggestion}
    This is just a suggestion until drmike our Moderator and/or staff can get to your post. Have you tried removing the active meter text widget from your sidebar to see what effect that has? If everything is restored to normal then at least you have isolated the source. The only thing visible in your sidebar is the label “active meter” and as it’s an invisible meter having the label at all defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?

    #36943

    rohanquinby
    Member

    Hi Timethief!

    Thanks for the suggestion. If I follow you right, I am pretty sure that I have been through that step.

    Beginning with the “activemeter” widget in my sidebar and with no visible links, I went to the manage blogroll page.

    In the manage blogroll page, I removed the activemeter text widget from the sidebar. It floated down to the list of available widgets.

    I then cleared my cache and navigated back to my blog, and all of my links had returned. Putting the widget back made the site appear as it does now: That is, there is just a widget that says “Activemeter” and none of my links are visible.

    Yeah, and having the widget say “activemeter” is kind of contradictory, although I just realised that I had selected an invisible activemeter by mistake. Huh.

    #36953

    rohanquinby
    Member

    Hi, just bringing this up…

    I know you guys are flat out, but it would be great if someone could take a look at what’s happening with my blog. I have had my sidebar down now for two days waiting for someone to take a look.

    R.

    #36957

    drmike
    Member

    Oh, sorry. I missed it. :)

    Quick aside: You’re missing the trailing ‘/’ mark in the img tag for active meter:

    <img src="http://am1.activemeter.com/webtracker/track.html?method=track&amp;pid=23556&amp;java=0" alt="Hit Counter" border="0" />

    You have to add in the other widgets now. They don’t add to the previous sidebar, they replace it.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #36960

    rohanquinby
    Member

    Dr. Mike,

    You are a genius. Pure and simple. I am gonna fix that tag and then rearrange my sidebar. I am pretty sure that this will resolve the issue. I was not aware that all my blogroll links would disappear when I added widgets (even though it says just as much on the widget page!)

    I do think it’s kinda strange that when you add widgets, your normal blogroll disappears. I guess that means that you have to transfer all your links from your blogroll into different widgets on a new sidebar(?). Which is a little inconvenient from a user point of view.

    From a design point of view, I think it would make sense if instead, widgets could be placed above or below your default sidebar. After you have gone through the trouble of making a bunch of links for your blogroll, and after WP has gone through the trouble of providing an entire interface for managing your blogroll, why make it all disappear when you decide to get all fancy and add a widget or two?

    Or maybe I just don’t get it. That’s a distinct possibility.

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