Support » Plugin: WP Power Stats » A lovely dashboard replacement

  • It’s a lot more inspiring to log in to visitor stats every day than tired old WordPress news. The number of new comments shows over in the left hand menu in any case. The rest is unnecessary.

    Visual monochrome heatmap of visitors is gorgeous and relaxing.

    Why four stars then?

    The plugin author clearly has the number of visits for the top pages. Why isn’t he showing us those visitor numbers? He could also allow us to click on past days and see the visits to each post for those days. I understand lightweight. But this would be huge additional functionality at almost no price. Under Top Links there is the same question of showing the number of referrers applies to top referrers. We should be allowed to group search engines (my list is mostly taken up by international Google). We should also be able to disable internal referrers.

    The traffic source numbers in the left hand column are wrong as well (and contradicted by the other info in the page): 0% search engine (clearly we are at over 50%), 100% links (we are sadly closer to 20%) and 0% direct (we certainly have 20% here as well.

    In any case WP Power Stats is a great start. I hope we’ll be able to see some improvements soon. I’ve got $50 burning a hole in my pocket for the author when he adds my improvements (and substantially more if he can add my PS).

    PS. It’s also possible to get top search terms from Google Webmaster Tools by tying into their API but that would be for bonus points.

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  • Plugin Author artifex404

    (@artifex404)

    Thank you for your suggestions, some of them were for some time on the to do list. Once the critical bugs will be fixed, I will move on to expanding basic features.

    Thread Starter FolioVision

    (@foliovision)

    Hi Artifex,

    Thanks for your answer.

    I want to pay you for adding what should just be a few lines of code (the visitor numbers per day for posts and for referrers with clicking past through days).

    Can we do this now?

    Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    @artifex404, Please take discussions regarding payment off the forums.

    Thread Starter FolioVision

    (@foliovision)

    Andrew, don’t you think it’s a bit antiproductive to discourage users to pay developers for code enhancement? It’s impossible to win with you guys. If Yoast is ripping clients off with $700 support tickets, I can’t complain (post deleted by Mika).

    If I want to support a developer, I can’t do that either. A guy just can’t win. There are favorites and then there the rest of us.

    Are there any other arbitrary rules you’d like to share today?

    Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    That’s not what I’m saying. I’m saying that I’m sure the plugin author has a contact method where you can progress your payment discussions.

    Tim Nash

    (@tnash)

    Spam hunter

    Not today.

    We have to tread a fine line so ask developers who want to talk payments and such like off the forum and use them purely to provide free support. The developer doesn’t have to support anyone via the wp.org forums but when they do we ask they do it freely.

    It goes the same way if a plugin or theme user wants to pay the developers, most developers have ways to contact them off site and I’m sure nearly alway happy to talk to you about paying for feature development.

    To prevent this spiralling out of control I’m going to close this thread.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    @foliovision Just to chime in for a minute (moderators do that):

    Andrew, don’t you think it’s a bit antiproductive to discourage users to pay developers for code enhancement

    Not even a little bit. Just as authors cannot support their customers here nor is this the place to discuss pre-sales.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Commercial_Products

    That’s really not difficult to understand and Andrew was correct to reply that way especially when you said this part.

    I want to pay you

    That’s going to close this topic for these reasons.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Offering_to_Pay

    It’s impossible to win with you guys. If Yoast is ripping clients off with $700 support tickets, I can’t complain (post deleted by Mika).

    That’s not even in the same subject area. Full stop: commercial disputes are not for these forums. It’s too easy for a user to get into it with a plugin or theme author, and yes we do moderate the authors too.

    There are favorites and then there the rest of us.

    Are there any other arbitrary rules you’d like to share today?

    They’re not called rules, it’s part of the forum welcome.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome

    Why not give that a read? The support team honestly attempts to not over-moderate and but we’re human too and sometimes misunderstandings do occur.

    No one is trying to wind you up but offering to pay isn’t for these forums. That’s why I am closing this topic again.

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