I created a complete clone of my site on a local VM to use as a test environment. At some point, I gave this VM access to the internet in order to install a large number of updates. That was big mistake.
It seems that when I did this, the address for my stats.wordpress.com was updated to the IP address of the local VM – replacing http://gogameguru.com/ as the destination. Now all of my new wp.me shortlinks point to a random IP address instead of my live site, even when I get the shortlink when logged into the production environment of my site.
You can see this in my twitter stream: http://twitter.com/gogameguru for recent updates.
I have since completely removed the “WordPress.com Stats” plugin from the test environment, but cannot work out how to get the url to revert back to pointing at the real site.
I have had a look at this thread: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-wordpresscom-stats-disable-wpme
I couldn’t find any reference to the IP address in wp-admin/options-general.php or header.php.
When I look at ‘my blogs’ on the WordPress.com dashboard, I can see that stats.wordpress.com still points to the wrong place, but I can’t find any way to manually update it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.