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  • Resolved christytucker

    (@christytucker)


    What happens to the view statistics for a post once you post a scheduled update? Will WordPress retain all the previous tracked views, or will they reset to 0 on the day the scheduled update is posted?

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  • Plugin Author themastercut

    (@themastercut)

    Hello @christytucker, Jacob here 🙂

    It depends on what type of mechanism you are using.
    If it is based on storing in metadata, it will be moved into original one.
    If this is stored outside of post meta, there is nothing to worry about.

    Also, this is a good idea for us, to add metadata filtering option in the future.

    Please give us more information about your environment.

    Best regards, Jacob 🙂

    Thread Starter christytucker

    (@christytucker)

    I’m using Jetpack to view my statistics currently. I’m looking at the statistics like the number of views per day and per month.

    I’m currently using another plugin to revise old posts and schedule updates. In that plugin, once the revised version is published, all of the statistics on views disappear and reset to 0. I can only see stats after it was republished; all of my earlier views vanish from Jetpack as if they never existed.

    Therefore, I’m reviewing other plugins to see if there’s a better solution.

    Here’s what I want to do:

    1. Create a revised version of an old post, while the original version stays live.
    2. Schedule a date and time for the revised version to publish.
    3. When the revised version publishes, it uses the same permalink as the original post.
    4. When the revised version publishes, it continues tracking views with the old and new merged together. That is, if I post a revised version on a Tuesday, I can still see the stats from Monday for how many people had viewed the old version.

    I’m pretty confident from your documentation that I can do #1-3 above. I’d like to do #4 as well. Is #4 what currently happens with revisions using this plugin, or is that something you’d need to add with a metadata filter feature?

    Does my explanation make sense?

    Plugin Author themastercut

    (@themastercut)

    Hello, sorry for delayed response.

    As we know, JetPack stats are not stored inside your WordPress database.
    Old post always stays untouched until revision is accepted.
    Revision can not be visited, so you don’t have to merge stats from both posts.

    Yes, this plugin fits your needs perfectly.
    Please let us know, if there is something we can improve.

    Best regards 🙂

    Thread Starter christytucker

    (@christytucker)

    So I don’t have to merge the stats, but they will be automatically merged together by your plugin? Jetpack won’t reset the statistics after a revision with a new publication date?

    Plugin Author themastercut

    (@themastercut)

    There will not be such a thing like “merging stats”.
    Duplicated post doesn’t go live, it doesn’t collect any new stats.

    After acceptation, our merging mechanism just replaces content, metadata, taxonomies, etc. Jetpack stores stats on its own. We do not touch it 🙂

    Thread Starter christytucker

    (@christytucker)

    Ah, that’s the piece that I needed to know–it doesn’t republish with a new date so it goes to the top of the new posts. It just stays with the same old publish date.

    I’ve been blogging for 12 years, so I have a ton of old posts that are buried in my archives. As I work on updating them, they need to republish with a new date and go live on a specified date. If your plugin doesn’t have revised posts go live on a schedule, then it won’t work for me.

    Thanks for explaining!

    Plugin Author themastercut

    (@themastercut)

    Hello @christytucker, Przemek here

    you are welcome 😉 just to clarifying:

    “they need to republish with a new date and go live on a specified date”

    – yes, this is possible, please go to the settings of our plugin:
    > section “Merging”
    > “Merge date with revision” option.

    Please find the screenshoot below: https://imgur.com/QRw3NXR

    Let us know if it works for you?


    Przemek

    Thread Starter christytucker

    (@christytucker)

    Hmm…that does look like it will work.

    OK, maybe I’ll do a test and see what happens with the Jetpack statistics. The problem may be with Jetpack and that it resets statistics if the publish date changes, rather than how I’m doing revisions.

    Thanks for the help!

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