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  1. tixrus
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Installed the p.u. as usual, entered my wpapikey. Now I see blog stats panel on my general dashboard, but it displays the login form (Obviously I'm already logged in.) OK I'll play along, I enter admin and my admin password there as well and it tells me it's incorrect. I did it 3 times, and no joy, I can't see the stats.

  2. Michael Torbert
    WordPress Virtuoso
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You need to enter your wordpress.com username and password.

  3. pnaw10
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yep, I concur (can this be marked "Resolved" now?).

    It's funny... they tell you not to give out your API key because "it's like a password," yet you still need your password to see your stats -- even though you already had to use a login/password to see your own WP-Admin dashboard!

    Is there a practical reason for requiring both your own site password and your wordpress.com password? Or is it just a matter of paranoia/redundancy?

  4. Jeroen
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Maybe it is helpfull to mention that the wordpress.com login is needed to get access to the stats. It would have been for me. It wouldn't be a big effort to add this to the installpage.

    The first time I installed this plugin was maybe a year ago. When I wanted to check the blog stats I had to login which seemed very strange to me, just like tixrus. It looks almost identical to the dashboard login, although if you know where to look for the difference is subtle but obvious.
    Back then I couldn't figure it out, I tried the forums but couldn't get a solution. I figured it was a bug with my setup and I removed the plugin.

    Last weekend I upgraded to WP 2.5.1 and thought I would try the plugin again. But my first reaction was the same as before: "What is wrong with this thing?" And I disabled it. But it kept bugging me. So I tried the forums again, and I am thankful I've found this post :-)

    Regards, Jeroen

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