I just recently found out that an upgrade to WordPress 2.0.1 messes up the WP-ShortStat plugin.

At first, I was wondering why my stats weren’t changing after 1 day, I still had the same stats. Checked my Blogflux Mapstats and saw that there were several new hits. I knew something was wrong with the plugin, but I didn’t know what. I checked my databases using phpMyAdmin, there was nothing wrong with my tables. Next thing I did was to deactivate the plugin, drop the tables used by the plugin and then reactivate the plugin. This didn’t fix the problem.

I thought of doing a Google search using the keywords “shortstat not working” and found a thread in the WordPress support page. I saw one fix posted by one user and tried it but it still didn’t fix the problem. Then one post gave a url to one blog and I followed the link and ended up in a German blog. Hehe. I didn’t understand a thing but I saw that it had a link that had shortstat in it, so I clicked on it and found myself in an English page. In that entry, it had a download link to an edited version of Shortstat. I downloaded the file, uploaded to my plugins folder, activated it and it worked! Thank goodness!

You can download the updated version of the ShortStat plugin here.

Extra: I added a Live Preview for the comments and I’ve activated the Tiger Admin 2.0 plugin again which works nicely with WordPress 2.0.1

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  • JP Habaradas, February 21, 2006 @ 3:31 AM

    @courtney – hi! thanks for droppin by my site. i upgraded to version 2.0.1 because of the bug fixes and i'm glad i upgraded because I can now use the Tiger Admin plugin.

    @ade – oh i see. it's good to know that you're now using WP. astig talaga ang shortstat.

    @trench – it certainly is!

  • trench, February 21, 2006 @ 3:04 AM

    The Tiger admin is very nice.

  • ade, February 20, 2006 @ 8:56 PM

    and i just tried tiger admin too…


    that is all i can say.

  • ade, February 20, 2006 @ 8:42 PM

    yep, 1st tym kong ininstall (bagong WP convert ako kasi eh) and astig cya…:-)

  • courtney, February 20, 2006 @ 8:41 PM

    I havent moved to 2.01 yet…I think I'm content with 2.0 :) Great site you have here. :)

  • JP Habaradas, February 20, 2006 @ 11:13 AM

    thanks jery! yeah, try out WordPress 2.0.1 i luv it! especially because the Tiger Admin plugin works perfectly with it unlike version 2.0

  • jery, February 20, 2006 @ 8:19 AM

    Nice banner! Ang lufet! :D Maybe I should try wordpress V2.1 :D

  • JP Habaradas, February 20, 2006 @ 6:41 AM

    is it your first time to use the Shortstat plugin?

  • ade, February 20, 2006 @ 3:08 AM

    just installed the NEW version of shortstat. it's amazing.

  • JP Habaradas, February 19, 2006 @ 6:01 AM

    hehe..really? so how'd you figure out there was something wrong? what did you do and were you able to fix it?

  • hoop, February 19, 2006 @ 5:56 AM

    I had the same problem when I upgraded to 2.0.1…. I took me about a week to realize that there was something wrong… akala ko 'la lang talaga bisita… hehehe

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