The Solution To Use The Classic Stats Page
If you are blogger at WordPress.com, you might have noticed it, there are not much ways anymore to access the beautiful classic stats screen, instead we are now forced to use the new one, but there is help! Do you remember when they forced us to use the incredible hard to use new post editor? I wrote a post where you can learn how to get back to the classic editor, and there is a very similar solution to get back to the classis stats screen. We will talk about this now, in this post you will learn how to get back to the classic stats page.
How To Force A Redirect To The Classic WordPress.com Stats Screen
Before we start, I want to mention that the solution comes from tPenguinLTG, be thankful there and not here, I do just write a tutorial about it and promote the awesome script solution. But now let us take a look how we can force a redirect to the classic stats page…
We will use a script, it will redirect most stats links to the classic stats page, it will basically replace the links that would lead to the difficult to use new stats page. It’s not difficult!
1. You need to know what kind of browser you use, if you don’t know that, visit this site to learn what kind of browser you use. However, I can’t stress this enough, it would be best if you have Firefox or the Google Chrome browser installed, not only because of this solution, but also because both browsers are highly flexible, and much better tools than any other browsers. If you have one of both, be happy, if not, go install Firefox or Chrome.
2. Now we need to install an extension that can load user scripts in our browser. It depends what kind of browser we are using, Firefox users should install Greasemonkey, and Chrome users should install Tampermonkey. All others can check this list, because there are similar extensions for other browser, but you will have a better experience with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, if you don’t use one of them, start to think about it.
3. Now we will install the magic script that will bring back the good old stats page of WordPress. Open this site, and click on “install this script”, a window should appear where you click on install, and the user script will be installed to make the redirection work.
Now that you installed an extension for your browser that can load the redirection script, you will always be redirected to the good old stats page when you click on links in your WordPress dashboard that would lead to the new and badly designed stats page. Cool?
If you haven’t heard it, and if you are sick of the new post editor too, there is a solution too! Learn how to use the good old post editor in WordPress. If you want to thank me that I showed you how to use all the good old interfaces, I am fine with it, but don’t forget to thank tPenguinLTG, the creator of the awesome scripts that make it possible to enjoy blogging. Also never forget that there is a forum where you can raise your concerns about the recent design decisions of WordPress. I hope this guide helped you, have fun!