How do I add sitemeter

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  • #3792

    calliope
    Member

    I also checked my feed stats. It says 8. Now ain’t that weird? I mean I only started posting this morning, I haven’t given anybody a link to this blog yet. Have 8 people just been browsing thru wordpress and liked my first post? But then how did they subscribe to my feed? There’s no RSS thingy(what is it called?) showing on my blog.

    #3793

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Just added Site Meter this morning. Just checked and it says my blog got 2 visits in the last few hours and 7 page views. Could someone please tell me what the difference is?

    It means just what it says. 2 visitors looked at a total of 7 pages. Could be that one visitor looked at 3 pages and the other looked at 4 pages, or one visitor looked at one page and the other looked at 6.

    Have 8 people just been browsing thru wordpress and liked my first post? But then how did they subscribe to my feed?

    All the feeds have the same setup here so it could be that one person found the feed and checked it 8 times.

    Why all the worry about this stuff, anyway? Is blogging only about stats? How about just having some fun?

    #3794

    liberty1235
    Member

    vivianpaige wrote: Why all the worry about this stuff, anyway? Is blogging only about stats? How about just having some fun?

    ——-

    Just wanted to know whether I ‘m talking only to myself or not. ;)

    #3795

    liberty1235
    Member

    Ohhh…and is it OK that I have this second account now? I mean calliope? I got it when I was frustrated for not being able to delete previous blog.

    #3796

    babynicky
    Member

    Brand new member of WordPress here, so I’m still getting the feel for it vs. Xanga or Blogspot, but I was able to follow the instrux for adding Site Meter to my sidebar, and it works just fine here. Since I have WordPress host this blog for me, I had to follow the alternate instrux that Site Meter gave me, vs. the default javascript, but it wasn’t exactly difficult.

    Thanks so much for keeping this thread active in the FAQ for newbies to WordPress like me.

    ~ Nicky

    #3798

    soyjeff
    Member

    Also a new member here, trying to add Sitemeter without success. I’ve tried both the Links method (or rather, Bookmarks, as I don’t have a “Links” option in my Admin toolbar), as well as the Text Widget option, following both the Sitemeter’s and Drmike’s revised instructions exactly.

    I can’t get a counter or a graphic to show up. Could it be that the theme I’m using (Benevolence) or the fact that I’m on a mac using Firefox and/or Safari?

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Jeff

    #3799

    soyjeff
    Member

    Think I answered my own question; it worked in a different theme. Bummer. I guess I’ll have to choose to keep the theme I like w/o Sitemeter, or switch themes.

    #3800

    timethief
    Member

    I tried to use it on blix theme and got no joy. Let’s keep this thread going and get everyone to list which themes do not support a sitemeter so that issue can be addressed.

    #3801

    soyjeff
    Member

    Well, to make things more confusing, I re-registered my site at Sitemeter under a different codename and changed the title of my website on the registration form and for some reason, it worked (with the Benevolence theme). So I don’t know what the deal is/was, but it’s up and running now.

    #3802

    britgirl
    Member

    I added Sitemeter to my blog and if you follow the instructions carefully there is no problem adding it either as a link or a text widget. I have the regulus theme. There are 2 versions of SM, one one free and one paid. You can use the free one, which gives considerable information, used with the WP blog stats, gives even more.

    You can’t use the paid version, because it contains javascript which is not allowed on WP.com blogs. If you use the free version, you will see that javascript, for certain information, is disabled.
    note – there are instructions on SM to add it to WP, you need to read these and remember to set the options you want, for privacy, ignoring your own visits etc.

    #3803

    timethief
    Member

    britgirl I have used sitemeter on several themes. you will see this when you go back through the tread. most themes it works fine on regulus included. now we are trying to isloate only the themes where there may be sitemeter support problems.

    (1) i had a problem with blix. is there anyone out there who has a sitemeter on blix and no problems?

    (2) are there other themes out there that have site emeter problems?

    however the thread from the staff point of view is marked “resolved” so in essence we could be speaking into the mist.

    #3804

    britgirl
    Member

    I know it works on regulus. Did read the thread. Was referring more to the javascript options – or lack of them whatever theme is used.

    #3805

    drmike
    Member

    however the thread from the staff point of view is marked “resolved” so in essence we could be speaking into the mist.

    I always start when I finish the previous day and work my way through. The library lost power yesterday so I didn’t get much done then. Catch up day today. :)

    The Javascript option is not usable here as Javascripts are removed from all users input for security concerns. Reasoning and examples provided here.

    I changed my text blog over to Blix and I see the SiteMeter thingie fine within a text widget fine.

    #3806

    timethief
    Member

    Great! Blix it is. Tx.

    #3812

    yugyug
    Member

    text widget also works with StatCounter html version. Too easy. thanks for the info.

    [Link added – drmike]

    #3813

    junohenry
    Member

    (I just saw yugyug’s post above, but here are some more specific instructions).

    I have succeeded in adding a “StatCounter” button on my blog, using the widget mechanism. You also have to remove the following section from the code that Stat Counter provides you:

    <!– Start of StatCounter Code –>
    <script type=”text/javascript” language=”javascript”>
    var sc_project=1688131;
    var sc_invisible=0;
    var sc_partition=16;
    var sc_security=”1fafe9bb”;
    </script>

    Add a text box widget, and just put the remainder of the code that StatCounter provides you in there.

    #3814

    dekerivers
    Member

    I just added Site Meter to my site and it was very easy. Site Meter has instructions to allow placement in a WordPress Blog.

    #3815

    drmike
    Member

    That’s good to hear. :)

    #3816

    inginouity
    Member

    Hi, I just installed an invisible StatCounter on “Quentin”, the way junohenry
    describes and it works fine :0)Thanks, this has been very helpful

    InGinouity

    #3823

    ramblingmuse
    Member

    Ok…what am I missing here? I tried to add sitemeter per the “add link in blog roll” instructions. No luck. All it does is show up as a url link and not the usual image icon.

    And, what’s with the add as a widget option? I am unable to edit anything when I try to create a new text widget. All I get is a new box that says “text 1” but I can’t modify the text.

    Argh…I haven’t had trouble with sitemeter on other sites before.

    Thanks…

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