[resolved] Privacy on plugin stat pages (6 posts)

  1. toscho
    WCEU 2016 Contributor
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I cannot see the pie chart on a plugin’s stats page when Google Analytics blocked. This is rather new. Some weeks ago it just worked. Now my debugger tells me:

    Uncaught exception: ReferenceError: Undefined variable: _gat
    Error thrown at line 2, column 0 in http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/remove-redundant-links/stats/:
        var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-52447-1");

    Is this just a bug or by intention?

    I’m not concerned about the chart (it is always out of date anyway). But the underlying message is … well … »let us track you or you don’t get all the features«. Should I send a formal bug report?

  2. Which plugin are you using? I mean, I can see you're using 'remove-redundant-links', and at a guess, I'd turn THAT off and see if the error goes away, but really what stats plugin are you using?

    You may have found an incompatibility.

  3. toscho
    WCEU 2016 Contributor
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I don’t use a plugin. I visit the stats page for the plugin with my browser, and the pie chart doesn’t show up, due to the uncaught JavaScript exception.

  4. Oh, man I misread that!

    You can't see the pie chart on wordpres.org/extend/plugins/page ...

    Which is because that chart is handled by the Google API. So yeah, that's your problem :) Block google and weird things happen.

  5. toscho
    WCEU 2016 Contributor
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ah, now I have found the trigger: I had blocked http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php* and that caused the exception. Since I had another problem with newsfeeds today by blocking this address, I unlocked it. *sigh*
    Not sure why anyone would »Like« such a stats page, but that’s a different question …

    Marking as resolved.

  6. I think it checks if you liked WordPress in general (but as FaceBook and I broke up due to irreconcilable differences, I couldn't tell you for sure)

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