Improved Stats and Distraction-Free Editing

It’s often the little things that count — especially when it comes to your stats and writing. Based on valuable feedback from the community, we have just launched a few improvements that we think you’ll really love.

Site Stats

  • Today First: Now when you visit a site’s stats, you’ll see the Days view first, with data displayed for the last 30 days. A quick click on the arrow will take you to yesterday’s stats, or you can click on any bar to view full stats for a specific day.

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  • See More Information at Once: To better work with wider displays, we’ve extended the display area and have included three columns of statistics. The Weeks and Months views now also display up to 30 periods (if that data is available).
  • More Insights: Click the arrow next to a stat’s title for summaries of various periods, including a new All Time tab, list of Likes, and device previews. Clicking the Insights tab will show you detailed historical data for the entire site.all-time-views1
  • Other improvements include an Average per Day view, Follower Totals, and the option to Download a CSV of your stats data.

Distraction-Free Editing

We’re proud to unveil some design changes to the WordPress.com editor that are available to all Jetpack users. It has the same great features you’ve come to expect, but with a cleaner, more refined experience — and a few new improvements, like a distraction-free writing mode.image2

For those interested in the behind-the-scenes work that went into these improvements, you can read the full interview with Matías and Joen, the two designers who helped build this new experience.

We really hope you enjoy these new features. Feel free to contact us with any feedback or questions.

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9 Responses to Improved Stats and Distraction-Free Editing

  1. John says:

    Why, for stats, do we only get “views” counts at main WP dashboard and need to login to wp.com in order to check “visitors” counts. Why don’t you display both counts at main site’s dashboard?

    • Jeremy says:

      We did not update the Stats page available in your dashboard yet, so some of the newest Stats features are not available there just yet. However, when we update that dashboard page we’ll make sure to display things like geographical views and unique visitors!

  2. fohrmann2017 says:

    Hello…I miss my Jetpack stats page…I miss that page every day..but I simply can’t allow it to steal seconds on my upload time,,, In these days where seconds count – even 1/2 a second means loss of funds or conversion – Please…Please do make lean mean less than 1/4 sec. Jetpack stats machine

  3. fohrmann2017 says:

    Jeremy – Thank you for that answer – I would be very happy to pick up on Jetpack stats again…they are by far the greatest – and somewhat more intuitive than Google stats…that doesn’t make the obvious obvious – In regards to speed test…we decided to get rid of Jetpack (that we had skimmed down to only…stats) as a the P3 plugin Performans Profiler – had Jetpack plugin looking like a clear option to gain close to a second on upload time…This was a year back …so things could have changed for the better

    Not being part of Jetpack – we do still enjoy your fine newsletters that we find versatile and fresh

    All the best jesper

    • Jeremy says:

      When using the P3 plugin, I would recommend that you run your tests as an anonymous user, as explained by the plugin author here. If you run the default tests the results you’ll get won’t be representative of the experience of your readers, as Jetpack and other plugins often run additional queries for logged in users. Jetpack’s Stats module, for instance, does some extra work to display the Stats graph in your admin bar when you’re logged in. These queries don’t happen for logged out users like your readers.

      I hope this helps!

  4. Germain says:

    I’ve been having chronic issues with updating Jetpack recently – tons of failed updates that require a manual FTP update. Has anyone else been noticing this since 4.7 came out?

    • Jeremy says:

      This may happen for a few different reasons. Failures can in fact happen at each step of the update process (downloading the zip file, unzipping the file, copying all files from the temporary download location to the plugins folder).

      I can’t really tell what went wrong without taking a closer look at your site, but I would recommend that you check and make sure you have enough free space on your hosting plan, and ensure that resources aren’t limited on your server. Limited resources can indeed block the plugin update; updating a plugin is a simple process, but it does require resources when the plugin includes a lot of files, like Jetpack.

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