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Traffic Stats Widget

TSW lets your users know how much traffic you have on your blog. It counts pages visited, hits and unique IPs on your blog and shows it in a widget. I

4 reviews
Average Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
By , for WP 4.1

Exactly what I was searching for :) Good Numbers that show the true count.

Would be nice if some numbers or even tabs could be excluded by option. I dont have much benefit comparing the "hits" and "unique" tabs.

I have combined this plugin with a graph from "google analytics for wordpress" plugin.

Working fine
By , for WP 4.0

Has been working fine with me. I use wordpress 4.0 with studiopress genesis framework. Thank you for the plugin author.

I have had it on three websites, today two reset to '0'
By , for WP 4.0

http://www.sweetgeodes.com/ had been working well and had some 15,000 hits in the last month, then reset.

http://sweetgeodes.com/senft/ had some 11,700 and was working until a few hours ago. Then it too reset to 'o'

http://sequimplants.com/ My less active plant page is still fine, but I am waiting for it to go. Last 30 days: 5,424

Was this because I upgraded to 4.0 which I only see minor benefits from unless you download that massive Jetpack. Or was it the new version of Firefox 32.0.2 downloaded yesterday?

Double checked with IE10 which I rarely use but should. Same data loss there. Worse yet the Rock site had a serious layout error at the top.

By Plugin Author,

If you need your traffic stats to be more accurate, you should use the Automatic Traffic Filter on the Widget. However, the internet is full of spiders, crawlers and all kind of robots not authenticating themselves as machines. Furthermore, it is very difficult to verify the signature of each and every robot visiting your blog... But there is a pretty good solution to this. I cannot access the root directory of your blog through WordPress install API, so you will have to do the following things by yourself:

1. Create a robots.php file on the root directory of your blog: ie public_html/your-blog/
Paste the following code in it:

$_SESSION['wtcrobot'] = 1;
echo file_get_contents('robots.txt');

1. Open .htaccess file in the same directory and paste this in it:

RewriteRule robots\.txt robots.php

1. Make sure you have the 'RewriteEngine On' clause in place...

1. Make sure you have a robots.txt file, even an empty one, on the root directory

Done! Most of the robots will be filtered out by TSW.

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