Are you addicted to checking your site stats? You are not alone. The stats dashboard has always been one of the most popular admin screens. It’s gratifying to know that people are visiting your place online.
With the WordPress.com front page evolving into a one-stop shop for posting, exploring, following and reading blogs, it seemed natural to put your blog stats there, too. Stats are becoming more and more about interacting with your readers and other bloggers.
You’ll still see your summary stats and chart on your main dashboard, and the full stats page in your dashboard will remain for a while, but the My Stats tab on the WordPress.com front page will soon become the home for the most comprehensive view of your stats. Stats will also continue to be available by clicking on the sparkline in the admin bar at the top.
While adding the My Stats tab to the front page, we also gave it an updated look by making the panels regularly spaced, using rounded gravatars for your commenters, and giving it an overall lighter feel:
We’ll be adding even more features to your stats and the WordPress.com front page soon. We’re working on adding country stats of your visitors, which many of you have requested.
If you’d like to attract more visitors to your site, check out these great resources on boosting your blog readership:
(Note to Jetpack users: Your stats will still be available in your wp-admin dashboard. However, you may still enjoy viewing your stats on WordPress.com.)
- Jan 26, 2012 @ 4:46 pm
Jan 26th at 4:52 pm
Jan 26th at 5:02 pm
I don’t think it convenient at all >o<
I've never browsed the WordPress.com home page and in the future I'll have to just because of the stats o.o
I think you guys should keep both.
Jan 26th at 5:03 pm
This sounds REALLY inconvenient. Some people using wordpress don’t have a fast connection to be having to jump around to all these pages on the site. LEAVE US THE DASHBOARD OPTION PLEASE!
Jan 26th at 5:04 pm
Hahaha! Yes! I am very addicted to my stats. Another nice improvement from you guys. Thanks
Jan 26th at 5:05 pm
Really great stuff! Most of the time I will visit my stats first at WordPress homepage, so this is a perfect fit for my usual practice.
And indeed I am obsess with the Stats!
Jan 26th at 5:09 pm
Jan 26th at 5:10 pm
This removes my stats by one step. This is an improvement how?
Jan 26th at 5:18 pm
On the contrary, removing stats from my dashboard makes checking them more difficult. I will need to leave my blog, which is where I post from, to check them.
Makes no sense to me.
Jan 26th at 5:24 pm
Hmm… I understand what you’re saying about it being a click away, and I’m going to try to reserve judgement until I play with it for awhile, but I think that taking it from being right in front of me to “Just a click away” will end up being annoying. I do get that you guys want people on your homepage, but um… give us the option to not be?
Jan 26th at 5:28 pm
This is not a good thing. I want my stats on my dashboard, where all my other controls are. Having this on the front page as an option is alright, but I don’t want to need to travel to this page to see what my stats are. It just doesn’t make sense!!!
Jan 26th at 5:32 pm
So now I will have to go to the Word Press home page. Not convenient…………. Is this just a way to get us to check it daily. Leave them where I can click from my dashboard please!
Jan 26th at 5:32 pm
Will I still be able to access the stats page from the graph line at my site?
Jan 26th at 5:32 pm
Going to like this. I am a stat-obsessed fanatic.,
Jan 26th at 5:33 pm
Please keep the stats in the dashboard too. I never go to the WordPress.com home page. Thanks.
Jan 26th at 5:36 pm
As the above… why would you make WordPress more difficult to use by removing Stats from the Dashboard? It makes no sense to offload it to some other page, outside of the blog in question.
What’s more… what if you have multiple blogs? What stats page does the WordPress.com homepage then take you to?
I, like the other commenters here, like being able to view stats in my blog’s dashboard directly. That’s where it makes sense to see that stats, and that’s where they ought to stay.
Jan 26th at 5:37 pm
You do realize you’re totally enabling those of us who may have a problem with our stats page, right?
Hi, I’m Mikalee, and I’m addicted to my stats page…
(cue audience: “Hi, Mikalee…”)
Thanks for the new convenient location — now I’ll be able to switch between perusing Freshly Pressed blogs, exploring new blog topics and checking my numbers easily!
Jan 26th at 5:38 pm
I agree with those who think this will be inconvenient. I want my stats on my dashboard, which IS convenient. This seems like a ploy to get more publicity for featured blogs. Can’t see any advantage at all.
Jan 26th at 5:38 pm
I very rarely use the WordPress.com front page and would prefer that my stats are where I spend most of my time…in my dashboard. Sorry guys I don’t think this is an improvement.
Jan 26th at 5:39 pm
This is actually not an improvement, it’s a step backwards. Please don’t force this change >=(
Jan 26th at 5:41 pm
Hmmm. Seems as if this isn’t popular, WordPress. I’ll reserve judgement till I see how it actually works but I have a feeling it’s not going to be an improvement. Pity, if that’s the case, since the things you guys do normally do make our lives easier.
Jan 26th at 5:47 pm
I rarely go to the WordPress Homepage. Changing the Stats location would just add an extra step for me. Sorry.
Jan 26th at 5:47 pm
“This is not a good thing. I want my stats on my dashboard, where all my other controls are. Having this on the front page as an option is alright, but I don’t want to need to travel to this page to see what my stats are. It just doesn’t make sense!!!”
“Please keep the stats in the dashboard too. I never go to the WordPress.com home page. Thanks.”
I totally agree. First time annoyed by changes.
Jan 26th at 5:54 pm
dashboard is my place, why should I have to go elsewhere to see my stats?
Jan 26th at 6:01 pm
Yay! Just recently having started my blog, I’m obsessed so this is great news to me. Thanks
Jan 26th at 6:02 pm
Gee thanks. I was trying to curb my addiction for checking stats every 5 seconds..now it’s going to be right there in front of me. I need therapy (or more readers…whichever comes first )
Jan 26th at 6:05 pm
Please do not remove Site Stats from the dashboard after you move it to the WordPress.com front page. I don’t use your front page that often and do not appreciate being driven to it. Why not give us the option of checking site stats in both places?
thanks for listening,
Jan 26th at 6:09 pm
Please leave it alone.. I don’t see it as an added benefit to a persons own blog.. Thanks anyway..
Jan 26th at 6:09 pm
Any chance that the Stats will include syndicated views as well as on-site views. I’ve never been clear on why one is counted in aggregate form and the other appears only in connection with individual posts. I appreciate all the efforts WordPress makes to help its Bloggers, but it would be helpful to me to have a complete tally of page views. Thanks,
Leon White, PhD (golfpoet)
Jan 26th at 6:10 pm
Oh, please, NO. Why do you imagine I ever go to the wordpress.com front page? That is NOT how I follow or look for blogs… I find them by web searches or recommendations, I follow them by RSS. I use my dashboard all the time; the WP front page, never. Please rethink this.
Jan 26th at 6:13 pm
Good thinking! This should make things a bit easier.
Jan 26th at 6:15 pm
You’re right, I am obsessed with checking my stats. I do it daily. However, I don’t visit the wordpress homepage daily. I do it about weekly to visit the blogs that I follow. So, I’d prefer to keep the stats on my dashboard. I enjoy seeing the chart the moment that I enter. Please keep where I can see it as soon as I enter without any extra clicks.
Jan 26th at 6:16 pm
This is a really good idea, I tend to have the front page open and move between the tabs but I also go in and out of the stats a lot.
Jan 26th at 6:18 pm
I am proudly addicted to my stats page, if i see that many people visited my blog, i will be in the best of all moods for the whole day, and if no one visits my blog, then i will be in such a bad, gloomy mood all day long!! :-)..lol..
Jan 26th at 6:21 pm
Understandable move from a WordPress perspective of trying to mould our behaviour to using the front page more.
Not a move I am personally in favour of as having them directly in the Dashboard is more friendly to my way of using the site.
Jan 26th at 6:30 pm
Thanks so much for your ongoing work on improving the stats and making them readily accessible with a single click. I do appreciate it.
Jan 26th at 6:31 pm
Sorry to say I have to agree with the non-likers above. With the old stats view, even on my laptop screen, I can see everything from “Referrers” to “Totals, Followers & Shares” with one minimum scroll. The same goes for the summary tables. With the new view the respective boxes are so large I have to do some major scrolling instead of having the overview of (almost) the whole page. It would be great if you could let us keep the old view in addition to the new one, including the stats graph in the admin bar.
Jan 26th at 6:33 pm
I like being able to do everything from my Dashboard. Being “one click away” doesn’t cut it. I don’t use the WordPress home page, at all. So you are taking a tool I use several times a day and removing it from the Dashboard to the WordPress home page (which I never use). Poor usability.
You should at least consider putting it in both places. Then let people vote with their feet.
Please reconsider this, it will be immensely frustrating.
Jan 26th at 6:34 pm
I think you guys want the bloggers focus more on the so called WordPress.com home page than our blogs and dashboard. Anyway looks like an inconvenient thing and really pathetic way to get views for your home page!
Jan 26th at 6:36 pm
I’ll give a clear example of how this will lead to poor usability. The stats page is the first page I go to every day. From there, depending on what I see, I can post, moderate comments, reply to them, check out referring links, tweak the placement of widgets in my sidebars etc. Instead, I will have to go to the WordPress homepage. Then, if I want to take any action, you have placed an extra unnecessary step, where I will have to click on “Dashboard”, then take the action I want to. You have added an extra step for no good reason. What was the logic behind this? Driving more traffic to the homepage? Sheesh.
Jan 26th at 6:48 pm
Yeahhhhh NO. Very uncool change. Please leave the dashboard option.
Jan 26th at 6:52 pm
Sorry, but count me in as another Thumbs Down on the move of the Stats.
This stinks of an attempt to manipulate users into using the WP.com home page, which I and others do not use nearly as often as the Dashboard.
Adding a tab to MyStats on the WP.com homepage is a great idea, but removing Stats from the Dashboard makes no sense at all!
If the Dashboard was a cluttered mess, maybe, just maybe I could see a need to remove them and require a click on the Stats graph in the Admin Bar, but since the Dashboard is fine I really hate this move.
Jan 26th at 6:53 pm
Seems to me it would be nice to be consulted BEFORE the fact occasionally on issues of this sort. WP’s a good blog host, but it’s not the only one available, so if the not-announced-before-after-the-fact changes accumulate to eventually out-weigh the WP edges when the original decision was made to go with WP, I suppose migrating somewhere else will always be an option.
I’m not overjoyed by this particular change and if I were the sort of person allowed himself to be galled by ex-post-facto decision notifications, I’d be galled. I’d be less galled if I thought any of your thousands of users were polled about it. But it seems a lot more likely someone in the WP decision hierarchy just decided, “Whew! This would just be NEATO! They’ll LOVE it!” and it became a project for someone.
I don’t love it.
Jan 26th at 7:03 pm
Sounds VERY inconvenient. I don’t like it as I rarely go to the WP homepage. At least give us an option.
Jan 26th at 7:03 pm
I would like even more information about stats. I would like to know where are my visitors from! I don’t mind how many “clicks” I need to see this!
Thanks, hugs from Spain!
Jan 26th at 7:03 pm
Ha – I am not surprised it is one of the most viewed.. I am a junkie for it! Will the same level of detail be shown on the dashboard though?
Jan 26th at 7:05 pm
I hate this change. I work from my dashboard. I NEVER go to the wordpress home page, and don’t intend to start now.
If you are trying to drive people to your home page, fine – but you’re not going to drive me there. I’ll find a workaround. This is very much like Google telling me I can’t use Picnik any longer, but must go to google+ to do my processing. I’ll not be doing that, either.
Jan 26th at 7:06 pm
Gracias. Me parece fantástico.
Jan 26th at 7:12 pm
This is plain stupid. I NEVER go the wordpress.com homepage. I ALWAYS use my dashboard and expect my own stats in my own dashboard, not in the wordpress.com common ground.
Usually you guys improve the wordpress experience but this is by no means an improvement. It will only push visiting statistics for the wordpress.com website way up. It is not easy and it is not comfortable for the users.
So, sorry guys, this is a false move. Better think again…
Jan 26th at 7:13 pm
This is great. I can not thank you enough.
Jan 26th at 7:14 pm
Removing stats from the Dashboard is a terrible idea. Why would I want my stats to be in a separate area to my other blog functions? It’s nothing but an inconvenience.
Jan 26th at 7:16 pm
shhh, please don’t tell anyone about my little predicament. it could be bad if this gets out. does anyone know how to un-super-glue eyes from stats? or am eye the only one?
Jan 26th at 7:16 pm
Cool…. I am greatly impressed by the cool features at one place… Master UI – WordPress.
Jan 26th at 7:18 pm
This is a HUGE step backwards.
1. I hardly ever visit wordpress.com so why should I go there to see my stats?
2. You write: You’ll still find your stats in the dashboard for a while, but the My Stats tab on the WordPress.com home page will soon be their permanent home. We hope this makes it easier for you to keep tabs on your traffic!
Uh, no. It won’t make it easier. What it will do is piss me off if you make me go through other steps to find stats for my own blog and take it out of my dashboard.
Jan 26th at 7:26 pm
it’s great thank you
Jan 26th at 7:37 pm
I’d love to have the option of still continuing to access stats from the dashboard.
Jan 26th at 7:41 pm
Bad idea. Please reconsider!
Jan 26th at 7:43 pm
Thanks for the helpful tips – a wonderful post and I love now being able to see the stats more clearly!
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Jan 26th at 7:50 pm
I do not like this. It is very inconvenient as I now have to keep two tabs open. Please keep it on the dashboard!!!
Jan 26th at 8:00 pm
I rarely go to WordPress’ home page. HAVING to visit it just to see my stats would be an annoyance. Please reconsider taking them from my dashboard.
Jan 26th at 8:05 pm
Your post says, “You’ll still find your stats in the dashboard for a while, but the My Stats tab on the WordPress.com home page will soon be their permanent home.” It’s fine if one can link to their stats on the WordPress.com home page, but I much, much prefer to continue accessing them from the Dashboard. I’m really hoping you will accommodate those who are as pleased as punch with things the way they are.
Thank you for considering everybody’s comfort zone for working.
Jan 26th at 8:07 pm
Please don’t do this. It seems more like a way to force more traffic to the WordPress.com Home page than an effort to make things more convenient for your bloggers, which seems like an insult to people like myself who shell out a lot of money every year for my many blogs. This is a very bad idea that I am strongly against. It will make my job as a blogger much more inconvenient, and I’m glad that so many other people are speaking out against it. I only hope that you listen to everyone to prove that you really care about making the use of WordPress a positive experience. I have no problem with you guys adding stats to your home page, but I am VERY against taking it out of my admin dashboard, which is where it really needs to be.
Again, PLEASE DON’T!
Jan 26th at 8:09 pm
Honestly, I like my stats right where they are!!
Perhaps you could provide the WP homepage option for those who like the idea.
In general, your changes have been good, or at least easy to adapt.
But this time, I’m with the others who are totally dismayed.
Jan 26th at 8:12 pm
I strongly, and I mean very, very, VERY strongly agree with all of the other commenters who REALLY dislike this new feature and who really want it to go away permanently, and leave things just as they are! If it ain’t broke don’t fix it WordPress! Please do not make things more difficult and convoluted for us. WordPress should be as user-friendly as possible, and I could see many people, myself included, boycotting the WordPress homepage because of this unnecessary and obstructive new feature that seems to just be designed to get more views for the homepage. Such a blatant attempt to get more views for the homepage really pisses me off, and it is really obvious too. That makes it all the more disappointing and anger-inducing. Please roll back this feature, or at the very least, please please please give us all the option of choosing to still see our stats in the regular old place, the same way that you give us the option of choosing whether or not to use some of the other new features that you have added lately. Not all new features are improvements, and sometimes things should be left just as they are! Please leave well enough alone on this one, WordPress. And from what I have seen here so far, I think that the majority of the commenters here are in complete agreement with me, and are echoing the same or similar sentiments!
Jan 26th at 8:13 pm
I’m curious: did anyone say it was hard viewing stats from the dashboard? Where the users asked? Did I miss a survey?
This “improvement” is totally inconsistent with the functions of a dashboard. Everything we need to monitor and run our blogs is on the dashboard except our stats. Why? If convenience is what WP was aiming for then it seems to me that giving people the option of both would have been the way to go. This actually reeks of a move to get us to visit the homepage more. Which I rarely do. Primarily because the Freshly Pressed page features a narrowly defined subset of blogs and content on WP. But that’s another issue entirely. I see that Jet-pack users would still be able to view their stats on the dashboard. Please let us keep our stats in the dashboard.
Jan 26th at 8:13 pm
This is the first of your “improvements” that isn’t one. Disconnecting a crucial feature of the dashboard and putting it somewhere else isn’t logical or practical from the blogger’s point of view. Please don’t make this mandatory, even if you leave it as an option. And I echo an earlier commenter’s (still unanswered question): can we get to the stats from the squiggle thingie on the ribbon at the top of the editing page?
Jan 26th at 8:15 pm
I for one am totally disappointed in this change, up til now I would have to say that I absolutely thought WP could not be beat, however now I am thinking I am going to have to start doing the unthinkable and start looking for a new blogging host. I love the features usually and I am hoping that if enough people complain you too will see the light, unless you have been totally blinded by power that you cannot see the negative comments now that by far and away out number anything positive on this page. Sad, just So Sad.
Jan 26th at 8:16 pm
A mi tampoco me convence mucho, yo prefiero mil veces y creo que, digan lo que digan, es lo mas práctico, tener las estadísticas dentro del propio blog.
Es lo razonable, lo lógico, ¿a quien interesan mis estadísticas?, a mi, evidentemente, por lo tanto, lo lógico, lo racional es que sea yo quien las tenga en mi propio blog.
El tener que andar dando un “click” a otro lugar cada vez que las quiera consultar me parece del todo absurdo.No tiene la menor lógica ni es práctico ¿porqué tengo que salir a ver algo que es mio, que a quien interesa es a mi a otra página?.
¿Porque si no existen los múltiples contadores que hay?, porque la mayor parte de ellos te colocan un marcador en la propia página principal del blog y lo tienes siempre a la vista.
No, la medida no me parece inteligente, no quiero parecer grosero pero es lo que pienso.
Me neither convinces me much, I prefer a thousand times and I think that whatever they say, is the most practical, have the statistics in the blog.
Is it reasonable, logical, who are interested my stats?, To me, obviously, therefore, the logical, rational is that it is I who have them in my own blog.
Having to go around giving a “click” to another location every time you want to check it seems completely logical absurdo.No has any practical or why I have to go out and see something that is mine, that anyone who is interested me to another page?.
Because if there are multiple counters that are there?, Because most of them will place a marker on the main blog page itself and you have always in view.
No, I do not feel as smart, not to sound rude but what I think.
Jan 26th at 8:21 pm
I love this topic because it’s Hot and I also have a lot of fun while read all comments for ‘ next Fresh Site Stats look like ‘ here
I’ll just wait and keep blogging till I found the Site Stats tab on the WordPress.com Home Page, then I know if it’s Good or Not at all ?
Thanks WordPress for every improvement you (try to) makes.
Keep up the good work
Jan 26th at 8:22 pm
I don’t like it not being available within your own Site actually… It’s basically Forcing people to use your Home Page, and I don’t think that’s good at all… Obviously you guys have your reason for us to Use Your Home Page, but if it’s really about us, then just Forcing us to use it isn’t the way to go
Thanks anyway, if it’s not Broken, don’t fix it
Jan 26th at 8:25 pm
Yes this change is a rather obvious attempt to get us to the WordPress home page and no it clearly isn’t an improvement. On the other hand, the stats are only a click away, and if it helps to support WordPress, – well I’m sure I can cope with it.
Jan 26th at 8:30 pm
Thumbs up for this great idea, thank you, Andy!
Jan 26th at 8:31 pm
Awesome! By the way, when is wordpress going to come out with something to display the top commenters for the month?
Jan 26th at 8:37 pm
i think wordpress stats are great but what’s missing is country visitors. I’d really love to see stats for things like “which countries visit which post the most” this way I can tell what kind of audience I have reading the various posts on my blog.
Jan 26th at 8:42 pm
The ‘blog followers’ link at the bottom doesn’t work from the new page, but does from the dashboard. Will this functionality be removed too?
Jan 26th at 8:47 pm
I worked in the software biz for many years, and I must say this sounds like a case of bored developers with too much time on their hands. I also NEVER go to the WP home page. I ALWAYS access my stats from my page, and I admit I do so often. This means I’ll have to bookmark your site — which I never visit — just to get to my stats.
This makes no sense from a user’s perspective AT ALL. However, from a WP marketing perspective, this smells like an attempt to get more clicks on the WP home page.
Up to now, I had nothing but admiration for WP’s interactions with its users. Up to now … sigh.
Jan 26th at 8:47 pm
It’s clear this is to increase usage of the WordPress home page, as there is no sense in the argument that it makes things easier. Many people I’m sure do not use the WordPress home page, just browsing their own blogs and blogs they like.
Hey, WordPress provides the service and is free to position the stats functionality where the WordPress folk want, but a bit more honesty might have been better?
No harm in saying “we want to increase your visits to the homepage and so your stats will be housed here now.”
Well, I guess I’ll be using the homepage more and am open to finding the benefits of that.
Jan 26th at 8:56 pm
Actually I’ve just realised where this will Really inconvenience me. Getting through this extra navigation on my phone. This will be a definite inconvenience and thinking about it, the result is less “I’ll be using the homepage more” and more “I’ll be using the stats functionality less.”
Jan 26th at 9:09 pm
This sounds really inconvenient. I’m always in my dashboard writing new posts, updating old ones, creating and updating pages and it’s so easy to click on stats. Now I’ll have to go over to the WP homepage?
I’m willing to keep an open mind and try it out. I’ll give it a chance but I’m a little leery.
Jan 26th at 9:10 pm
Yet again you breach the cardinal rule: “If it ain’t broken – don”t fix it”
I agree with the others who see this a way of manipulating us to the WP home page, which I have NEVER used and don’t even know where it is!
Leave the stats on the dashboard – PLEEEEEEEEEASE!
People came to WordPress because of its relative ease of use and support. Why are you so determined to screw this up?
So far I have seen no benefit in your last “improvements”.
OK – so I’m a Luddite. Someone has to fly the flag for all changes not being, necessarily, for the best.
Jan 26th at 9:16 pm
I don’t like the new display – it is a lot smaller and harder to read than the old one which filled the screen.
Also, I don’t want to be in wordpress home page to find this stuff, I want it on my dashboard where I am much more frequently to be found. Put in both places if you really want, but don’t pull it from the dashboard.
Jan 26th at 9:18 pm
Hmmm. Me, I look at the stats only every now & then. It’s sort of like checking the mail box too often – you get disappointed because the mailman comes once a day; well, with the stats, they don’t suddenly go up or down, so I just look at them curiously every now & then. And alas, alas, I don’t have Facebook or Twitter or Tumbler or Jiggler – I just have hotmail & my wonderful wordpress blog
But a good idea – tabs are great, for the most commonly accessed sites. WordPress is FOREVER improving things!! Love the joint.
Jan 26th at 9:20 pm
I wish stats would say where your visitor is located, kind of like the way Feedjit does. I hate trying to get any info out of the stats on here.
Jan 26th at 9:23 pm
Hmmm. Not sure I like this idea. I did try the new Stats Tab and it took me to a blog I am no longer using. (I have two blogs.) I vote for keeping the stats checking capability on the dashboard as well. Why not in both places?
Jan 26th at 9:23 pm
I DO NOT LIKE THIS CHANGE!!!
Jan 26th at 9:27 pm
I’m not sure what you mean with this – you talk about ‘the stats dashboard’, which I guess you mean is the page you get when you click ‘view all’ from the stats box on the home page of the dashboard? If that’s the only thing that’s moving, I’m not that fussed. If you mean you’re removing stats from the dashboard home page – where I can see the ‘right now’, ‘recent comments’, ‘your stuff’ and other boxes, including the ‘stats’ box, then I vote No. That would seem like a clumsy attempt to drive traffic to the frontpage, rather than a useful improvement. That, I think, is what most of the No votes think you mean. If you don’t mean what we think you mean, can you please provide a demo of what the dashboard will look like after this change please?
Jan 26th at 9:28 pm
I will also not like this change. As Andy stated above, “if it ain’t broken”
There is also another reason, a reason that some of you failed to take into consideration I believe. Mobile users will now have added bandwidth usages just to do simple ordinary tasks. Mobile users, such as the Smart Phone or the Rocket/Internet stick users. This will eat a great deal of bandwidth just so you have more traffic to your homepage. To someone sitting in a little or big office with a huge bandwidth allotment, sure, just open another tab. To anyone with a mobile connection, you have just cost them money.
Food for thought or food for thoughtlessness, you pick!
Jan 26th at 9:29 pm
Love it! It makes it so easy to keep tabs. Thanks!
Jan 26th at 9:32 pm
Will the little bar graph on my wordpress toolbar still show up, regardless of the page? If that stays, and I can click on it to go to my main stats page, I will be a little bit happier about this change. Otherwise, because I do check my stats often, staying logged in and going straight to my dashboard, it sounds like a pain.
Jan 26th at 9:37 pm
Why, why, why, why, why? I LOVE my stats being on my dashboard. It’s a STUPID idea to move them. STUPID. I DO visit your homepage regularly to browse through Topics but I won’t if you move my stats there.
Love Dotty xxx
Jan 26th at 9:38 pm
HATE this idea!! Sorry, but I don’t go to the WordPress home page, ever. I do everything from my dashboard. Now it just means another step for me, to check on my stats. I think it’s fine to ADD stats to the homepage, but PLEASE don’t take away my stats from the Dashboard!!! That’s just crazy.
Most of your ideas are really good, but not this one. Please reconsider!!
Jan 26th at 9:40 pm
Guys you’re making everything double! Honestly our dashboard, our menu and now also wordpress.com homepage are becoming a mess.
For example: read blogs, freshly pressed, posts I like, comments I’ve made, readdomatic, follow, like, etc… do we really need al these stuff?
Jan 26th at 9:54 pm
I’m with the majority of responses here, I never go to the WP home page, and so this is another step for me. I will use it – I have to though, don’t I – and see how it goes, we all love our stats, but having another page open is not always what I want. there are times when I have ‘too’ many open as it is. Why can’t it be in both places, as mentioned before.
Jan 26th at 10:12 pm
This is a terrible idea. And it’s not because I’m afraid of change. I already hate that you now give me a post target, (like I need one after already writing over 500 posts?) and treat me like a child that needs a gold star. Seriously, a gold star? But I can ignore that, mostly.
But now this? This does NOT make things easier for me. No. let’s be honest, this is only to benefit the WordPress home page. I suspect the result of this, apart from just annoying us, will be another unexplained stats problem.
How about some needed stuff, like emailing customers when the stats get screwed up, with an actual explanation? How about, oh, I dunno, asking our opinion before making a change that annoys everyone and impacts workflow?
Like all the regular bloggers, I keep one tab open for my blog, stats. post editing, etc all in one place, ongoing all the time. Usability or workflow testing? This brings more clicks, more whitespace, less utility.
Bad, bad WordPress.
Jan 26th at 10:17 pm
Jan 26th at 10:40 pm
I hate to be ungrateful for all the hard work the WP folks for for us, but I’m not down with this change. I love the dashboard the way it is. Everything I want to see in on one page. It’s easy to keep that one page bookmarked on my mobile, and I can get to the WP home page from there if I need to. I do look at the WP page every day, mostly for the Freshly Pressed and announcements, but it’s too hard to keep that page with all it’s photos up on a handheld.
If you come back and tell us WP has ditched this idea and is keeping stats on our Dashboard, I will be ecstatic, and virtually kissing your feet.
Otherwise, keep up all the good work you do at WP.
Jan 26th at 10:44 pm
I can understand why some people will find this inconvenient, but technically you won’t have to go through the “homepage” to get to stats. Seeing the graph in your dashboard and viewing your complete stats are actually different; the latter requires a click as well.
This new stats home will probably be accessible just as easily if you hover over the top left WP logo and click on the “stats” option in the drop-down, right? I mean that’s how you can access “read blogs” and “freshly pressed” as well.
As has been mentioned, I think this should be given a try first. It probably won’t be as bad as you think.
Now…if only those postaweek2012 buttons were available somewhere…(sorry, I know totally unrelated topic. lol)
Jan 26th at 10:45 pm
Nice to know where those pathetic little stats are living
Jan 26th at 10:50 pm
I don’t like this at all. I rarely have a reason to visit the WordPress home page; it’s very inconvenient for me. You say that it’s faster and easier, your new design on the home page. I find that it really doesn’t make a huge difference. I’m good with it if you want to put the Stats on the home page, but could you also keep it in its original spot for those of us who find that simpler? Thanks.