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I was delighted when I read that there is a new statistics plugin released for the hosted blogging system. Of course there are already too many statistics plugins available for but the problem is many of them slow down your site because they are writing tonnes of data to a DB or they show generic website stats that aren’t tailored for blogs.

Some such as Google Analytics provides an overwhelming depth of information which is too much and doesn’t really highlight what’s most interesting to me as a blog owner.

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.

… 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.

Isn’t this dream come true? I wasted no time to download the plugin, uploaded it to my server and activated it. But the weird thing is that no matter how many times I clicked the API Key failed to work with this stats plugin. Just not ngam I think!

Wordpress stats

You see, actually the system successfully detected the API key which is being used for Akismet. So, there is no question about the validity of this key, but it still failed to work. My only excuse for this is the version of WordPress I am using, it’s older than 2.1.

How’s your luck with this plugin? Appreciate if you could share with us.