If you’ve looked at your WordPress.com blog stats today, you might have noticed the charts look a little different. We’ve replaced the old proprietary chart object with Open Flash Chart, an open source alternative. Charts now look like this:
(Though I can’t guarantee you’ll see numbers like that).
All the old charts are still available in more or less the same form. And we’re hoping to explore some of the new possibilities Open Flash Chart has to offer – so keep an eye on your stats. Like we had to ask.
And in case you missed it: yes, blog stats now work in your time zone.
May 14th at 12:43 am
Every time I open my dashboard I never know what to expect. I went to my widget page the other day and almost had a heart attack, figuratively. Give a girl some warning before you move her furniture, okay.
May 14th at 12:52 am
Am likin’ the changes
May 14th at 12:57 am
Has everyone’s stats been properly restored?
May 14th at 12:58 am
I like the new look of the stats! I also like that they are now in our timezone…makes it much easier! Thanks wordpress!
May 14th at 1:00 am
I love the new stat chart!
May 14th at 1:02 am
It is a fabulous new chart – BUT – it obscures the widgets on the left, I am on a small eeepc screen, so I keep the widgets minimised, and now when I mouse over the widgets they extend ‘behind’ the chart instead of in front of the chart.
I will survive, Thanks wordpress.
May 14th at 1:57 am
It is nice.
I only miss all the information about region, browser used, time spent on the page and all other stuff I had on Google Analytics…
May 14th at 2:09 am
I thought the old stat chart looked a bit sleeker. I’m sure with time I’ll love the new chart too, especially if it starts showing higher numbers.
May 14th at 2:11 am
Thank you for the stat changes! I appreciate your hard work.
May 14th at 2:27 am
I love the new chart(s). And we’ve also got a shiny new favicon!
May 14th at 3:05 am
I sure appreciate the new stat charts. It’s simply nice to know what visits were made in my time zone — that’s more meaningful. Thank you. And, all these improvements will surely bring in more bloggers on WP.
May 14th at 3:23 am
All that fuss about new and improved stats for this? A chart that isn’t from the stone age is nice, stats that reflect what time it actually is, also nice – but I was expecting more.
May 14th at 3:26 am
Loves it! Especially thankful for the time zone auto-corrections!
May 14th at 3:42 am
Yeah, for me they look better. The other style looked kinda old. No offense And i think that Open Flash Chart should let you do a little experimenting, so our stats system [i hope] may be improved, as you say.
I have to say i wish my stats were like that
And thanks a lot. Day by day, i realize WordPress is the best election i have ever made. God saves WP!!
May 14th at 3:44 am
I don’t really care about the new chart, quite honestly (still getting used to it), however, I love having my stats in my time zone, that’s a really cool improvement.
As always, thank you WordPress, you is awesome!
May 14th at 4:06 am
A small improvement that can be thought of could be show hit count attached to the bubbles instead of moving mouse over them, I’ve seen few charts which already does this.
Also it’s quite useless to show “Views per day” text attached to the bubbles since we already know we are there. Well not really a problem though.
Its once again a great job from you guys. Thanks.
May 14th at 4:31 am
It’s there since two days if I am not incorrect. Thanks! And I see changes in the widgets area on the dashboard too!
May 14th at 5:08 am
Hmm, sorry but I don’t like it. It’s jumpy, jerky and skittish and when it stays still long enough, the pop up box obscures the chart. Is there any chance it can be changes so that there’s a static box in the corner or something, not a floating bubble?
May 14th at 5:08 am
New stats look great! But: On the stats page for single post, I feel irritated because the syndicated views sometimes hide the on-site views and the graphs are really squeezed. Any opportunity to change that?
May 14th at 5:13 am
now it more eye-catching!
and i love the new logo too!
May 14th at 5:19 am
Some new features with our stats, maybe? I heard that our stats are made by Google Analytics, so, Geographic Informations could be really interessant!
May 14th at 5:51 am
I observed that the Stats now are in line with our own timezone…. That’s great. Before this new chart, the chart updated after 7am-8am here in the Philippines. Just last night, I noticed that after 12 midnight, the grid updated and was reset to zero (the day after the previous day since after midnight, it is already considered the start of the new day). Anyway, great job you incorporated here with WordPress! Keep up the good work you guys!
May 14th at 6:30 am
Any chance that, one day, we will get an idea of which countries the hits come from, like on YouTube?
May 14th at 7:16 am
I love the new stats look and feel and the time zone fix too! I hope we will getting feed stats back soon too!
The scientifically impossible I do right away
The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer
May 14th at 7:33 am
Absolutely brilliant, thank you very much. And great that its open source as well. Top stuff.
May 14th at 7:36 am
Wicked! I noticed them a few days ago but I just love it when you tell everyone.
I also noticed that you changed the widgets and drag and drop, but it’s really hard for me to drag and drop could you please change it?!
Thanks wordpress you rock!
Fun Squalin ™
May 14th at 7:41 am
The new stats graph seems okay for the blog stats but it causes trouble when you look at the stats for a single post, or page. Some of my blog posts/pages are 3 years old and still visited on a daily basis. You can imagine all those super big dots one over another perched in a limited space… I think I liked the old graph more (at least for post/page stats). Would be great if there were an option to choose between the old-type of graph and the new one…
May 14th at 7:46 am
Hello and thanks for the new stats. It looks like the day chart includes more days (am I right?) It is more crispy which is nice allso and of course the time zone (…) but (to make things go further) the graphic element is too noisy and doesn’t really have the relaxed attitude of the wordpress template. A bit too eye-candy with not much character anyway.. Both the evolution indication and the rectangle that follows in a rather spasmodic manner.. I hope you can modify it, “this is the begining of a new.. stats era” no?
Anyway, WordPress you are the best! We pity the rest!
May 14th at 7:47 am
Adobe appeared on my information bar begging to be re-admitted. I clicked to allow them back, and my Stats work again, but still the dratted dithery oblong. Please, noble WordPress, consider what I say. Not everybody likes dithery things. Would it really hurt you to include a right-click option on the dithery thing to allow us to delete it? What about Magna Carta?
May 14th at 7:50 am
Please, please add unique visitors along visits count!
A second line, in another color, in the same chart.
May 14th at 8:25 am
New charts are not that good. Stats for a single post looks terrible.
May 14th at 8:39 am
Keep up the good work! ^o^
May 14th at 8:42 am
cool… i like it
May 14th at 8:51 am
I had already enjoyed from the date change, now the other day I realised the flash was different and better!
May 14th at 9:45 am
The flash looks nice. Thanks for your constant work
May 14th at 9:54 am
great I’ve noticed that… and I think it’s real good
May 14th at 9:55 am
It’ is great, but I hope you can display sum of visitors stat too, not only page views. I lose information how much people have visited to my place, since I built my blog. THX
May 14th at 10:02 am
That’s fantastic. Way better than the old stats charts. Thanks WP.
May 14th at 10:35 am
Thank you Word Press! I l like the new stats charts!
May 14th at 10:40 am
GOOD WORK, GUYS!
May 14th at 10:45 am
Thank you very much for the new stats, I love them.
Thank you for erverything,
I love WP !
Far from Germany…………………………. 8)
May 14th at 10:48 am
I’ve noticed them quite a few days ago. The new stat charts look very modern and sleek.
Thx wordpress ^^
May 14th at 10:58 am
lol at (Though I can’t guarantee you’ll see numbers like that).
It doesn’t really make much of a difference, but it is pleasing to the eye.
Oh, it does help to not have to use a ruler to see which date I’m looking at, though, haha.
OK, your insane stats are making me miserable, so off I go:p
May 14th at 11:09 am
Very nice! Love a little slickness.
May 14th at 11:14 am
Thank you very much for WP team for tough work.
I like this new version. May WP always success.
May 14th at 11:38 am
stat charts are working in time zones of whole hours. won’t work for GMT+5.5 but will work for GMT+6. why so?
May 14th at 11:51 am
It looks awesome! Its better then the old one! And the new widget changing page looks awesome! Its just like a new wordpress! Oh and wordpress, i wish my stat numbers were as big as yours. XD
May 14th at 12:04 pm
This is cool, but I am hoping for an even further developement: I have an English blog (with American readers) but blog from Germany… Would love to CHOOSE which time zone the stats are taken from!
But as usual, five stars for WP, you guys are too good to us! Thanks.
May 14th at 12:06 pm
Yup! I noticed it probably yesterday or today and i say it’s really..really cool
Thanks WP team!!
May 14th at 12:21 pm
awesome. thanks for all of the great work you keep doing!
May 14th at 12:27 pm
Well done Matt, you guys keep on pushing the boundary.
May 14th at 12:29 pm
I meant well done Alex, you guys keep on pushing the boundary.
May 14th at 12:33 pm
Thank you for the stats changes. Great having time zone option.
May 14th at 12:43 pm
it looks the same, no difference!
May 14th at 12:52 pm
I’m loving this new statistcs engine. It takes a little longer to load, but nothing particularly noticeable. A lot better looking, and slightly easier to determine your blog’s at-a-glance statistical information.
Is there any chance that a Flash editor is on the way? That would be quite amazing.
May 14th at 1:28 pm
I am more and more impressed by the work of WordPress.com. You all provide the best customer service and user focused culture I have seen in a while. And I don’t have to pay for this? Awesome!
May 14th at 1:34 pm
Does stats count views via a reader? or one of those services that send you an email of the blog?
May 14th at 1:38 pm
this is great, and the time zone thing is the BOMB
now if I could see numbers like that….. weeee haaaaa
May 14th at 1:43 pm
Yes, very pretty charts, but I think that little pop-up that says “111 per day” is unnecessary and at first also misleading, because the number is not “per day” which would be an average.
May 14th at 1:46 pm
Great job guys! Can we add a feature that allows us to pick the time range to look at daily and weekly hits in chart form? I know you have the calendar feature that shows day-to-day, but a chart of the entire life of my blog would be cool. Thanks, and keep up the good work!
May 14th at 2:04 pm
Nice. I really like the new stats chart! Thanks for letting us know.
May 14th at 2:10 pm
Yes, I have seen this before, and I like the new updated style. Even better, the timezone thing, really helped me out. Now the day never goes over at 4 PM anymore! Also, the Loading Data message also looks updated.
May 14th at 2:32 pm
Alex, first gotta say love the hat! Hope you’ll be wearing it at Wordcamp so we’ll recognize you!
And second, yes I noticed the stats change yesterday! Made me blink for a second there!
Now for your next trick, I will take a second helping or three of zeros for my stats!
Rock on, WordPress!
May 14th at 2:38 pm
Thanks! There are so many great features with WP blogs. That is why I feature them in my blogging classes. I am waiting for those stats over 1000. Where are mine?
May 14th at 2:51 pm
I noticed these yesterday, and was pleasantly surprised… Very Nice!
Thanks WordPress peoples!
May 14th at 3:17 pm
It looks really good!
Keep the updates coming.
May 14th at 3:36 pm
212,610 views.. haha.. i’m not sure i can have numbers like that on my chart.. haha
..but anyways, its really cool thats its working on our timezone..
May 14th at 3:55 pm
amazing. thanks a bunch!
May 14th at 4:05 pm
awesome! I like this one better than the old one. thanks WP!
May 14th at 4:26 pm
Thanks! The new stats features are fantastic, as always!
May 14th at 4:31 pm
I like it. Thank you!
May 14th at 4:45 pm
i like the user freindly new stats. thanks…you guys have the best customer service
May 14th at 5:00 pm
May 14th at 5:08 pm
I like the new chart(s). Thanks!
May 14th at 5:26 pm
it seems that the stats now operate according to our timezones? is that right? (that is to say, that the start counting at midnight, whereever you are, not just midnight in the US)?
that’s awesome! no longer does my view count for the day tick over at 1pm!
May 14th at 5:33 pm
really fantastic… both timezone and new chart… ;-p
May 14th at 5:40 pm
Thanks for this. Love your stats
May 14th at 5:42 pm
[the new stats look awesome, you've improved on something that was pretty much perfect to begin with, thanks]
May 14th at 5:49 pm
Cool. Looks great.
May 14th at 6:17 pm
Looking forward to an awesome exp. on this site
May 14th at 6:20 pm
I like it. Keeping zero at the bottom always gives a more welcomed impression on how many people are viewing my site.
May 14th at 6:24 pm
great work, guys!
May 14th at 6:31 pm
I like the new chart and wonder if there is any way to improve navigating through the daily detail view (sorry, I don’t know what else to call it). Currently, when I click on a specific day in the stat chart I get a detailed list of what entries got traffic. If I want to go to another day’s view, I have to Return to Stats and select my new day. Couldn’t there be something built into the daily view that will let me select another day directly so that I don’t have to go backward to move forward?
May 14th at 6:35 pm
The new graph looks great. I also like that it shows stats over a longer timeframe. Better to see long term trending.
I’m still having a problem in that the only post/page that ever is listed with any traffic on the Blog Stats page is the post that is at the bottom of my Recent Posts widget. Is anyone else having this problem?
May 14th at 7:18 pm
I noticed the new chart immediately and much prefer it!
I did miss the time zone change. That’s cool too!
May 14th at 7:24 pm
Very funky – thanks
May 14th at 7:25 pm
Nice work, any chance of visits being added as a metric?
May 14th at 7:27 pm
*nod nod* me likes
May 14th at 8:05 pm
May 14th at 8:45 pm
the swirling guitar picks during loading are a nice touch.
May 14th at 9:00 pm
I was about to send in a comment complaining about how long it took for stats to download to my browser and how annoying that was …. and what do you guys do ?…. Turbo Stats !! Yippee !
Me like !
Thank you WordPress, I love you all xxxx
May 14th at 9:37 pm
i like it
May 15th at 12:34 am
Maybe this is the incorrect forum for this, but I noticed Blog Stats includes a “Most Viewed” widget. Is there anyway I can control the period of time it looks at? Meaning I wants something like “Most Viewed This Week”.
May 15th at 12:40 am
I have been here since Andy first introduced the stats program. I’m really enjoying every change that has been rolled out, this Open Flash one included. The time zone change is cool too. You guys rock!