Can I use stats to see if readers correctly used a password

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  • #1312733

    fifthdonkey
    Member

    I checked in my stats to see if the wrong paswords would register as page views and they did. This meant I was unable to see how many people actually read the page, rather than just tried to read the page.

    Is there a way of using stats (or any other tool in WP.com to distinguish between views of a password protected page, and views that successfully used the right password?

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

    #1312834

    timethief
    Member

    I’ll tag this thread for a Staff response. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

    #1312892

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Hi there, since a password-protected page has the same URL either with or without a password having been entered on it, both views count in your stats.

    Just let me know if you need further help or have any other questions.

    #1312939

    fifthdonkey
    Member

    Thank you both.

    Kathrynwp, is there a method by which I can force a distinction? Some manner in which I can place some media or code within the post that automatically loads when the full page is displayed, so I can count that instead?

    For this post it’s important I am able to see numbers of views for those with the password!

    Thanks

    #1312942

    raincoaster
    Member

    What you could do is make the page they click to only a sub-page of another page, then check views of that page.

    #1312951

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Raincoaster’s suggestion is very clever. :-)

    #1312953

    timethief
    Member

    raincoaster is always clever and has such cool work-arounds to share.

    #1312954

    fifthdonkey
    Member

    That’s a great idea, thanks!

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