Illegal Clicks in Stats Page

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    I found a click showing in the Clicks part of the stats for Editing one of my Posts – I don’t remember editing that Post today or even looking at it –

    Why are edit clicks in my Stats

    Who the heck edited my Post – I am the only Admin on my site

    There should be no edit clicks at all in the stats –

    Post that was edited by someone else was the Alki Lighthouse Tour #5721

    screen shot is in the media library

    edit-click.png – Nov 5

    The blog I need help with is



    Hey there,

    That is odd, indeed. I’m checking with our team to see if they know what’s going on with this one! I’ll let you know as soon as I have more information about it.



    You really did not expect me to find an easy to fix bug now did you – I have my reputation to think of :)

    thanks for the update – this one is scary



    You do find the trickiest issues — especially in the stats! Consider your reputation intact. :)

    I just want to let you know that we’re looking through quite a bit of information, to make sure there aren’t any security issues here and see what might have been the culprit of this odd click. (There are no signs at this point that someone else accessed your dashboard; we’re digging to see if we can track down what happened.)



    I looked at the Post and the last edit was by me in August.

    I looked even at the hidden users on my account and just the normal WordPress.COM folks from when I had import problems – well except for Jennifer is also in the Users history section but she has never been a user on my account – she did send me a message with the contact form once – your folks gave up on figuring out how she was in the hidden users section – magic I guess

    Be nice to know what happened

    thanks for the update



    @auxclass, I wanted to follow up on this click stats issue you reported. After an extensive search, the team didn’t find any evidence of a security issue. However, because of how click stats are recorded, we couldn’t pinpoint the exact origin of the click, either.

    One thing to keep in mind is that click stats will record the URL a visitor clicked, but it doesn’t mean that they were able to load that page. In other words, if someone besides you made that click, they wouldn’t have been able to actually load the post edit page. (We double-checked, and there’s no evidence of anyone making edits on that post.)

    I’m sorry we couldn’t dig up any more information about how that click came to be. I hope the information I could provide is at least a bit reassuring, and do let me know if you have any other concerns!



    Thanks for the extra checking – looks like I have maintained my reputation on the bugs – sorry forgot – There are no bugs only undocumented “features” :)

    and do let me know if you have any other concerns!

    but of course I will

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