Support » Plugin: Jetpack by WordPress.com » Put old stats back in the nav bar. boooo.

  • I can’t be the only person who sees the downgrade to stats as a bug. As someone who manages dozens of wordpress sites for others, I can tell you, none of my clients want to log into wordpress.com to view their stats, and most of them don’t even know their wordpress.com password. Some don’t even have their own wordpress accounts, because they have someone like me set it all up and don’t want their own account.

    Stats in the dashboard are a must. they shouldn’t be removed from the nav bar. This new placement is buried.

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  • Have to agree. A big backward step.

    I guess 90% of us check stats daily but would not over analyze. A 5 minute look suffices for most. The new update seems to have made sonething that was very simple very complicated. Change for changes sake with no actual benefit.

    +1 Please put it back. How were these “improvements” vetted?

    Plugin Author Jeremy Herve

    (@jeherve)

    Jetpack Mechanic 🚀

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Some don’t even have their own wordpress accounts, because they have someone like me set it all up and don’t want their own account.

    While we usually recommend that you invite your clients to create their own account, I can definitely see how the new Jetpack dashboard could be confusing to them, as it links to a space they can’t access. I created this issue to keep track of that problem, and we’ll address it in a future Jetpack release.

    Stats in the dashboard are a must. they shouldn’t be removed from the nav bar. This new placement is buried.

    We’ll definitely consider adding the menu item back. You can follow our discussion about it here (I also added a link to this thread there):
    https://github.com/Automattic/jetpack/issues/5007#issuecomment-245307454

    Until then, I’d recommend using one of the other 2 options to access the Old Stats page. Here is a quick video to demonstrate how to quickly access the old Stats page:

    You could also install this small plugin to add the menu item back:
    https://github.com/jeherve/jeherve-old-stats-link/archive/1.0.zip

    none of my clients want to log into wordpress.com to view their stats

    If logging in to WordPress.com is not an option, what are the details you think would be useful to add to the new Jetpack dashboard to make it more useful? As @thaigerweb mentioned above, “A 5 minute look suffices for most”. What do you think is missing from the Jetpack dashboard today?

    The advanced stats on WordPress.com also include information that’s not on the old stats page: unique visitors, geographical stats, insights. Would your clients be interested in seeing some of that data in the Jetpack dashboard?

    It would also be interesting to know why they don’t want to log in to WordPress.com? We’ve built the new interface to make it easier to manage settings, publish and edit posts, view stats. They might be interested in that!

    If some of your clients ever send you feedback about that interface, do not hesitate to forward it to us; we’re always interested in receiving feedback.

    Thanks!

    I’m with you, just put the dang “site stats” button back in the Jetpack menu so it’s one click to the in dashboard analytics.

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