Support » Plugins » [Plugin: Stats] Dead since 2.7 upgrade

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  • Similar here – worse, though: now have two stats for same site (one that used to work and now doesn’t and a new one which just started since upgrade to v2.7).

    Is there any way to merge two identically named stats?


    Same problem here.

    Installed Stats with WP 2.7 and no stats. That means nobody’s visiting?

    This is not the only confusing thing about this problem as the same problem is being aired in at least three different locations!

    Apparently the ‘right’ place is:

    Sorry, Creative-i, that link is to forums for the site (where they host your blog). This forum is for the self-hosted blogs which get the wordpress software downloaded from (not .com).

    And that forum topic was about logging into stats at .com. The problem described in this thread is about stats not being collected in the existing .org login; and sometimes a new (duplicate) entry being shown for the same site.

    e.g. My website has two sets of statistics – first is statistics up to the day I upgraded to WP 2.7; and the second is for a duplicate which collects stats from that upgrade date forward.

    I still hope to learn from someone here how the two identically named wordpress blog statistics can be combined into one. Anyone?


    sorry, you’ve got it wrong, when you log in via the dashboard to view stats (or, as I’m trying to do, install a plugin), the link is to

    And these threads are going nowhere, there are now at least three of them all dealing with exactly the same issue, and not a straight answer anywhere from anyone, least of all from wordpress.


    For me, in a fresh install of WP 2.6 just upgraded to 2.7, WordPress.Com Stats plugin (on my self-hosted .org install described above) recognizes my API (same API that is running Akismet) and says it’s already associated with another blog (my blog and a couple other self-hosted). I click “Add”, and it says “Missing API Key”. I re-enter it > try again > same thing.

    Anyone else seeing this?

    Same problem — Stats just stopped working. But I don’t see anyone coming up with a solution.

    I upgraded WP to 2.7. Everything went smoothly.

    However, Stats ( stopped working.

    * The years of stats history data are gone.
    * The program has stopped collecting traffic data.
    * The stats graph — whether set for days, weeks, or months — just shows a “flat line”.

    When is someone going to address this? Stats is one of the most popular plugins for WordPress. So this is CLEARLY an issue for a lot of people.

    Has anyone seen a link to a solution? Or where someone is at least trying to address the problem?

    Any and all assistance greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    — Eric

    Since upgrading to 2.7, I get a big red box telling me
    Error from Last API Attempt.
    Missing API Key.

    ‘An API Key is present in the source code but did not work.’

    The API Key is the same as I was using before.

    There is no place on this page to enter or modify anything, and I’m not finding a settings page aside from this (under Plugins).

    Assistance appreciated!

    Actually I might have figured out the solution.

    Even though I had the most current stats.php in place, I deactivated the plugin, manually erased the file from wp-content/plugins/, then downloaded a brand new fresh version and uploaded.

    Once uploaded, I did -not- hardcode the API key in place.

    I reactivated in Plugins. When I got the big red banner at the top of plugins page, I clicked on the link to provide assistance, pasted my API key where indicated.

    At the bottom of the page it asked me if I wanted to Replace Blog (misleading text, but I did it anyway). On save, I was asked to login to WP again.

    Once I logged in, I saw some of my old data. Naturally it’s not up to date since the 2.7 upgrade, but nonetheless, it recognized me and gave me back old incoming links info.

    I urge you to try this – MANUALLY delete the old copy, install a fresh one, follow the prompts, and replace blog with the same blog.

    I think I may have found a suitable solution.
    It doesn’t involve uninstalling, just editing a value your blog’s database.

    Here is how it works:

    Login to
    In the left menu click “Blog stats”

    In the top right corner there is a dropdownlist that shows you the (duplicate) entries for your blogstats.
    Select (the correct) one and click switch.
    Notice the URL change in the title bar!

    The URL will change into something that ends with the ID of your blog.
    For example:

    Copy paste the number!

    Now the tricky part:
    Open up phpAdmin (or what ever tool you use to edit your database).
    Open the wp_option table
    Look for the stats_options value.
    Open this value and edit it.

    It will look similar to this:


    Notice the blog_id value, it’s 9876543.
    Change this number into the value of the correct blog stats, in my example it’s 1234567.

    Save the value. And you’re done!
    Your stats will now be logged to the stats you’ve had before upgrading your blog.

    Also change your profile @ and select the correct stats in the primary blog setting on your profile page.

    Hi Derice,

    I didn’t see the URL change in my hosted site (i.e. I self-host wordpress). However, I found that info you talked about by doing a View->Page Source from firefox. I searched for “blog=” and found a line like this:

    <iframe id=’statsreport’ frameborder=’0′ src=’’></iframe>

    (where XXXXXXX is actually the duplicate blog stat created in error by the stats program)

    I copied the URL and opened it in a new Firefox tab. I then selected the other stat page for my site (the original one with all the stats up to the point that the error occurred) — this time the URL was changed and I saw the blog ID of my original set of stats (e.g. YYYYYYYY).

    I updated my database as you said, but I didn’t know what you meant in your last paragraph — I could not find anywhere in my profile that let me select a primary blog.


    I have a double entry for my website in my profile.
    As I only have one account I can’t check if this is the case for others as well.

    Given your reply, I assume it’s not.
    That’s also probably the case for not noticing the URL change.
    I also have a self hosted site. The view source methode you mentioned works just as good! It’s the number that matters.

    I’m glad it worked out for you! 🙂
    (And hopefully others as well!)

    I’ve got the same problem as carl_in_florida. I upgraded to WP 2.7 and the stats plugin stopped working.I admit that it was my favourite plugin! At first I thought everyone had deserted my blog, but then I looked at Google Analytics and found that people are still visiting.

    Can’t anyone give a simple way of fixing the plugin? there must be a lot of people who are missing this fantastic plugin!

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