Another WordPress Feature Goes Missing


This morning I discovered another WordPress feature had gone missing. I guess it’s not a very important one but I liked it.

On the Stats page there where you can see the list of posts that have been viewed there used to be a little link next to each post which would take you to it. I don’t know if other people do this but I often like to read my old posts to see if they are still relevant or sometimes with a  really old one to remind myself what I said. Sometimes I do it out of curiosity, trying to work out what attracted the reader to it or why an old post keeps bobbing up.

Where did the links go?

When I logged in this morning those little links were gone.  I imagine that as WordPress is so glitchy these days and as they consider something as important as spell check to be not worth fixing they are hardly going to worry about a feature that probably a lot of people don’t even notice.

Of course, there are other ways I can go back over old posts. I know that but it’s just another example of the glitches we seem to be seeing more and more often these days.

Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogswith my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and a "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

9 thoughts on “Another WordPress Feature Goes Missing”

    1. It seems like since they introduced the new Gutenberg editor they are not really bothered about maintaining the old one. People have been posting a lot about issues like this. Spell check disappearing, Pings not working. It may not be that they did it just that it broke but I doubt they will fix it.

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  1. They intentionally removed the spell checking link. That was not a glitch or an accident. Personally, I think it was a mistake. Many people do not know that there are many other spell checking programs available free. But I didn’t know about this one. I’ll have to take a look and see. I too like to look at old posts and see if they are still relevant. Often, I rewrite and republish them if I think they are worth the time and effort.

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  2. In the “classic” dashboard, which is what I use, all the post links are blue and clickable. If you need to know how to go back to the old dashboard, I think I have the instructions available. Let me know!

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  3. I am still using the classic stats page. There you can still click all links. There is even a link for “other posts” which leads you to a stats page that shows the lower traffic posts as well. Are you using the new one?

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    1. If you like to use the old one, I wrote a guide back then…

      https://diaryofdennis.com/2015/12/19/how-to-force-a-redirect-to-the-classic-wordpress-com-stats-screen/

      If you use Firefox, you just need Greasemonkey extension to load scripts. If you use Chrome, you need Tampermonkey.

      After that you open this page: https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/8621-wordpress-com-classic-stats and click on install script.

      After that you won’t be plagued by the new stats page anymore.

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      1. I was running the new one. I used your work around originally but I don’t think I added it when I switched from Firefox to Chrome. I had to have a couple of goes to get the script to work after adding Tampermonkey but it’s working now. Thanks.

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