WordPress.Com stats on Self Hosted Blogs

This is going out to all that are having issues with the Blog Stats plugin not working on a self hosted blog.

I have finally uncovered the cause behind some sites with custom themes not being tracked with the WordPress.Com Blog Stats plugin.  Some themes are designed by people that are so headstrong that they need to embed hidden code in their footer.php.

Resolution #1:

Don’t use any custom theme if it isn’t working correct, or there isn’t enough support for it.

Resolution #2:

Find a person that can look at your code, and possibly decode the problem.

Resolution #3:

Make sure that the beginning of your footer.php has the following in it…

<?php do_action(‘wp_footer’); ?>
<div id=”footer”>

The following lines need to be at the end of footer.php.

<?php wp_footer(); ?>
</body>
</html>

After you insert this your blog should start giving information to the WordPress.Com Blog Stats plugin.

I do custom editting of themes.  If you have one you want modified, then let me know, and I will see what I can do.

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One Response to WordPress.Com stats on Self Hosted Blogs

  1. Thanks for good post