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How to transfer stats between blogs? (8 posts)

  1. TikkiRo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi all
    I gather this is perhaps a common question by my searches didn't provide me with a lot of help, so wondering if someone could patiently point me in the right direction.

    Basically I'm in the process of transferring my blog over to my own server, and as such while I've set up the standard WP stats widget it only shows current stats since it began - since my blog has over 100,000 hits I'd obviously like to ensure that carries through on the new blog. I've searched everywhere, to try and locate a stats widget that will allow me to put in the current figure to start with, to no avail, so wondering if someone here could help me out and point me in the right direction?? Many thanks.

    New blog is held at http://www.kitsandcards.co.uk/everlookingupwards/ and old one at http://tikkiro.wordpress.com/

  2. TikkiRo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm continuing to search endlessly to try and find some help on this topic and have found something that might provide the key (pardon the pun) but I'm a bit confused as to whether or not it is indeed the info I need. SOmeone elsewhere was trying to do the opposite to me (i.e unlink their private blog stats from WP stats) and to do this involved the API key, so I figured if I just uninstalled my WP Stats plugin and reinstalled it, then I could perhaps find the option they mentioned whereby I could merge the 2 blogs together, but now no matter how often I do this, and even with deleting the Akisimet plugin which was the only other one I could see using the API Key, it just installs the stats without giving me any options whatsoever. Is there a way around this problem??

    Would dearly love someone to help me out on this, as ultimately I'm wasting a bucketload of money hosting the blog on my own server if I can't resolve these issues :((. Thanks.

  3. wmccaig
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have seen a lot of people asking this question in the forums and no one has provided an answer. Did you ever figure it out?

  4. TikkiRo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I did, but unfortunately it wasn't what I wanted to hear - WordPress said No, they didn't provide any means to do this although I can't remember what the reason was. Suffice to say it left me with no choice but to stick with them as stats mean everything obviously and especially on a seasoned blog so I wasn't going to lose them for any reason. And I suspect that's something WP will use for some time to come to hold people to them, rather than allowing them the luxury of switching to a private host later on. So basically unless you create your blog privately to begin with, or otherwise don't overly care about stats, you're stuck!

    Hope that helps :)

  5. wmccaig
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So just to be clear you were going to move from wordpress.com to a self hosted wordpress.org site correct?

    I feel your pain. I already spent two weeks getting the new self hosted wordpress site up and running so I am going to have to bite the bullet and make the switch leaving behind all my stats.

    You would think that going from one wordpress platform to another would allow for this but as hard as I have searched, I can't find it.

  6. TikkiRo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yep - you got it. Having run a successful blog with WP for some years, I liked the idea of being able to access a lot more features (esp with templates/CSS etc) by self hosting it. Plus I just felt it might give me a little bit more control.

    And like you, I thought it had to just be a simple configuration switch somewhere, so I (stupidly) went and paid for additional hosting space/bandwidth to ensure no problems & only then discovered this dire problem, but by the time I eventually got the answer I'd wasted so much time on it, I ended up out a lot of money for nothing. If I'd not had many visitors etc I'd not have minded and would have maybe switched to self hosting anyway, but as I said, for me the stats were too important to lose overall.

    Ironically, in some small way, perhaps it's for the best for me, as at least in the interim while self hosting and waiting to sort out the issue (basically running the same blog on 2 sites which was a bit of a headache!), I was able to see that apart from the template issues, WP actually provides a lot of other things that I found hard to to replicate easily too (can't remember all of them but know there were quite a few), so given its free, I think I prefer them to swallow up the bandwidth for me and let me drop my server plan right back down to a nice minimal one I can better manage :).

    But it would be nice if they could somehow find a way to provide people with the option at least & suspect if enough people annoy them about it, some day they will.

  7. wmccaig
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, let's keep bugging them and maybe some day they will come up with a solution. I was able to redirect my .com site to my self hosted site so I don't think I am loosing any traffic. Just miss seeing my historical stat info. I am going to keep my .com site alive at least for a while so I will not entirely loose the information. I doubt I have the kind of traffic you get so for me it makes sense to move now before I get to that point.

  8. Asbjørn Ulsberg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm having the same issue with a blog I recently moved from wordpress.com to a self-hosted WordPress blog. It's a real shame that the stats aren't included in the export.

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