In WordPress Stats the post’s ID number is displayed under “Top Posts & Pages” instead of the title. This started happening after I upgraded to 2.5.1. Only the posts I published after the upgrade do this. Posts published prior to the upgrade show the title properly.
Sometimes, if I edit the post, it will display the title after refreshing the Stats. But if I refresh again later, it will go back to displaying the ID#.
Are you saving (or auto-saving) drafts without a title? I’m running into where the first title I put on a post is sent to the stats servers. Even if I fix it before publishing. I’m wondering if posts without a title get the ID sent instead. I would think the plugin shouldn’t send the title until the post is published, and/or the stats server would discard old titles.
That’s an interesting suggestion. Sometimes I don’t enter the title until after composing the post. No doubt it was autosaved.
Also, like you, I had a post for which I entered the title first, but changed it before I published. On that post Stats would switch between the titles for no reason that I could discern. But that was before I upgraded to WP 2.5.1.
Both of those scenarios fit your speculation nicely. Does anyone from WP read these forums? Is there a way for you to pass on your ideas to them?