Summary Tables for stats

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  • #1096320

    timethief
    Member

    Fingers crossed!

    Is that for the return of the link? If so then I think it will be returned. But if you mean are referring to

    send us out a notice PRIOR to all the changes so that we can determine how best to go forward with our sites?

    then I sincerely doubt that will happen.

    #1096321

    That’s for the return of the link.

    It would be delightful if we had warning when major changes are coming, but you are a tremendous help and always guide us to the proper navigation of the new system. And, for that, I thank you!

    #1096329

    @timethief No. It can’t. And in fact, access to stats from that mobile site platform is being deprecated in favor of wordpress.com/#!/my-stats.

    And, that would defeat the purpose of developing beautiful mobile apps for people to use, now wouldn’t it. All of this is quite simple– the link on the stats page to the table summary view was removed today. I started this to ask if that’s a permanent change. I hope not, and seems like others do too.

    #1096331

    toemailer
    Member

    Sometimes it’s just as if they are rolling out something new for the sake of rolling out something new. Moving the stats summaries is just plain awkward because it contains the most relevant information after what is happening right now. Millions don’t complain? Yea, that’s the real world for you. Think climate change lol.

    #1096332

    ibsimpact
    Member

    Thank you to mintermquito and timethief for the information. To any WP staff reading this thread, I consider summary stats and an easily accessible link to them on the stats page to be essential. Some of us find it visually difficult to read bar graphs, and because of the nature of my blog subject and traffic patterns, being able to look at long term trends at a glance is much more informative than the relatively limited time frame a bar graph can cover. Please return an easily accessible link to the interface. I use that page daily. Thank you.

    #1096333

    timethief
    Member

    @toemailer

    Millions don’t complain? Yea, that’s the real world for you.

    I hope you understand that I had the guts it took to tell it like it is based on over 6 years of experience here. The real world for us bloggers here at WordPress.com is continuous roll-out. Hence, we either have to accept that or move off to another place to blog. So when Staff does reinstate that summary tables link don’t forget what I said. When it comes to continual changes we either suck it up or we move on.

    #1096350

    toemailer
    Member

    Oh absolutely for sure. Been here 7 years and have rolled with all the punches, but still, in all that time I have yet so see anything that looks like it could be as permanently annoying like going to a bookmark to check the stats summaries. WordPress is awesome, but nothing in this world is perfect and if it was, it wouldn’t stay that way too long :)

    #1096355

    @toemailer
    Oh good. I’m relieved that you aren’t new. I do agree with your last sentence too. (P.S. I’m timethief but I’m logged in under my other username account.)

    #1096356

    toemailer
    Member

    Hi, there, you know me better as neath :)
    But I do have to wonder why all the changes, all the time it seems. Trying to make a better wheel? Seems almost like a waste of time, talent, and resources.
    But there is also probably tons of stuff we don’t factor in, such as costs, etc…

    #1096358

    My stats summary is gone too, but I can still access the stats summary from the dashboard page.

    #1096359

    This is an interesting discussion. My husband says what do you expect when it is free. Recently I”ve been thinking that I get so much from my blog, I should pay, and have considered paying the money for custom design, but if I start paying, then I would get really annoyed with these changes, so perhaps it isn’t worth paying for it, if I am not given notice about changes, or are given no options to put in my two cents worth, not having the summary makes the stats almost worthless. I think many of us are saying we want easier access to them.

    #1096367

    marranci
    Member

    If they remove the summary tables is very bad and they will become less competitive respect other platforms since you cannot use Google analytic or anything else. So I hope that it is just a bit of a problem or they may move the link in another part of the website.. hopefully.

    #1096373

    kikiorleans
    Member

    I have 3 blogs accessed via the same dashboard, and the stat table link posted by minitermquito only shows the table for the main blog. I can’t access the stat tables for the other two blogs. Any pointers?

    #1096379

    kikiorleans — there is a drop down menu above the tables. You can choose which blog stats you want to look at from there.

    #1096380

    kikiorleans
    Member

    I tried that, minitermquito, before posting here but it just takes me back to the graph overview, not the table statistics of the respective blog.

    #1096381

    bucklerswash
    Member

    My summary tables are gone, too – I want them back!

    #1096386

    gio162
    Member

    kikiorleans, if you go to any blog’s dashboard and click on “Site stats” in the left-hand column, you’ll get the old-style stats page, which still has the link to the summary tables (right-hand side above the graph). Not ideal, but at least you’ll find the info….

    #1096391

    ibsimpact
    Member

    I understand that this is a free blogging platform, (although some of us, including me, do pay for certain upgrades) and that WordPress can tweak as it wants. However, I would still like to hear from Staff what their reasoning is, if in fact, it is an intentional change and not a massive glitch.

    In general, major changes tend to be controversial. Some people like them, some people don’t and some have no opinion, and WordPress or any entity in question has its reasons why the parties responsible believe a change is an improvement. But in this case, it’s difficult to anticipate what a possible advantage to making it harder for bloggers to access their stats would be. It’s possible that some bloggers don’t particularly care, but in that case, they don’t have to look. Stats are not relevant for my private, personal blog. But for public blogs that serve a broader purpose, we need to have the option to know as much information as is available that can help us respond to the interests and needs of our readers.

    #1096399

    acfitness
    Member

    This isn’t working. I tried the manual link and it only works for one of my blogs. I have 3. And the one it does work for I don’t use. Why can’t we just get the link button back? Seems like we all use it every day. It this a bug they will soon fix?

    Thanks.

    http://www.accustomfigures.com is the blog I’m having trouble with.

    #1096400

    timethief
    Member

    Just in case anyone failed to read the first page of this thread:

    The link is gone from the bar graph to summary tables, but manually can be reached at: https://wordpress.com/#!/my-stats/?view=table

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