Stats--can't just see it on the panel?


#1

Brand new website person here. I just recently set up a nice little site using WordPress on DH.

I’d love to see my site stats, but I don’t want the whole world to see them on www.example.com/stats. I set up a user and password for my stats page. Then, probably because I’m using WordPress, even I can’t get into my stats page.

Is there not a way to see my stats through the DH panel? I see that lots of people have had problems editing their .htaccess files to try to view their stats. I can’t even find my .htaccess file any more, and even if I could, I’m scared to modify it.

I’d like to avoid using google for stats, but maybe that’s the best solution. I don’t want site visitors to see “…waiting to access google…” as I have seen on other sites.

Any suggestions for simple stats? Is Google really OK to use?


#2

Stats are part of your site, so they won’t show up in the panel. Here’s how to get them to show up (still password protected) while running WordPress: