Performancing Metrics Stats for Users

Big news today for those of you that have been jealous of’s statistics, they are finally a plugin for those of you hosting your WordPress blog elsewhere. Much like Akismet, the new WordPress statistics plugin called Automattic Stats has been released. It is a service based plugin, that requires a WordPress API key.

I am super excited to try this out. I haven’t just yet, as I am on my laptop in a hotel, but as soon as I am back on a real computer, I will be all over it.

Here are some details:

Installing this stats plugin is much like installing Akismet, all you need is to put in your API Key and the rest is automatic.

Once it’s running it’ll begin collecting information about your pageviews, which posts and pages are the most popular, where your traffic is coming from, and what people click on when they leave. It’ll also add a link to your dashboard which allows you to see all your stats on a single page. Less is more.

Finally, because all of the processing and collection runs on our servers and not yours, it doesn’t cause any additional load on your hosting account. In fact, it’s one of the fastest stats system, hosted or not hosted, that you can use.

This was recently announced on, but I think it deserves a post on’s blog.

Categories: Blog Statistics, WordPress News

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  1. EAS says: 5/7/2007

    I think this is pretty sweet (sweeter still if they did feedstats too).

    What I’d really love is if they let self-hosted blogs participate in the whole tagspace.


  2. Psycho Dude says: 5/18/2007

    Sweet, definitely will try that out soon, might finally be a good statistics opportunity totally applied to wordpress.


  3. ORCSYS says: 1/3/2008

    But i don’t understand API KEY. How is it work API KEYs’?


  4. 故事会 says: 3/6/2009



  5. BottledWorld says: 5/19/2009

    I like to use WordPress stats for an idea of what people are reading, but end up also using Wassup and Google Analytics to really get a picture of how my site is being found and used


  6. Anton says: 6/3/2009



  7. Conn3ct says: 6/30/2009

    Thank you, it works well for me… now… about a cascading version…


  8. Dezul says: 7/20/2009

    i tried it but after putting in API of my account, it does does not generated any data. can someone help me regarding it. Is there any unique API number for blog?


  9. mikeyaozm says: 9/19/2009

    it does does not generated any data. can someone help me regarding it.


  10. Sungw ) says: 1/28/2012

    memang lengkap dech wordpress.


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