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automattic stats plugin - where are my stats (10 posts)

  1. erika_conn
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Here's the thing. I installed the plugin, got the API key. So far, so good. But - when I click on "blog stats" it asks for a user name and password. I type in the one for my blog and it says it's wrong. I hit the "I forgot password' and it never comes. I want to see my stats. How can I do that?

  2. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The user name and password is the one you use to register for the api key. It's actually a wordpress.com account.

  3. erika_conn
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Oh, well I already had an API key for Akismet. I used that key. Did I do something wrong? It seemed to work. The dashboard has the tab "Blog Stats". It's just when I click on it, it asks for user name and password.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yes, you can use the same API key.
    The username and the pw it is asking for - are for your wordpress.COM account (where you got the API key). Log in once and then you can forget it.

  5. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The automattic stats plugin uses the WordPress.COM stats engine to gather stats for your WordPress.ORG blog. So you need to use your WordPress.COM login. The one you registered to get the API key in the first place.

    Edit: Or what moshu said. :)

  6. erika_conn
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well this time it worked. They sent me the same user name and different password and it worked. I didn't even do anything different than before.

    Now, I have a different puzzle to solve. I get to this Global Dashboard which looks similar to my blog's dashboard, but the links are different and when I try to click on View Site, it's not my blog. I thought they'd be integrated. I thought I'd just click on the Blog stats and get my stats. Why doesn't it work that way?

  7. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Why doesn't it work that way?

    Because that's not how it works.

    The "Global Dashboard" is on your WordPress.com account. It's sending you to wordpress.com when you click Blog Stats. This is because that plugin is leveraging the existing stats system they have at WordPress.com.

    There's a link on your blog stats page that says "Back to Dashboard". Click that to return back to your own blog.

  8. erika_conn
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Got the key and tried and now I get this.
    Error from last API Key attempt:
    The owner of that API Key is not on the access list for this blog. When this blog was registered, .........'s API key was used. To add you to the access list, ........ must visit this blog's stats dashboard page and use the form at the bottom of that page.

    I'm stumpped now. How does ......... visit the blog' stats?

    This blog is over a year old and worked just fine until now.

  9. Andy Skelton
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks for helping, everyone

  10. Andy Skelton
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    erika: you must log into wordpress.com as ....... and go to the Blog Stats on the dashboard.

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