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Removing the slimstats plugin permanently . . .

We are removing the slimstats plugin entirely because:

  1. It hasn’t functioned properly since we implemented the frontend page cache ages ago,
  2. It has always been inaccurate and slow,
  3. It requires a huge amount of space in the database, and
  4. You can enable and install google analytics to keep track of visitors to your blog.

We will not be retaining the old slimstats analytics data, it was wildly inaccurate to begin with and even more so after the page cache was put in place. We will work to implement the open source piwik analytics for a completely free alternative, but we don’t have a specific deadline yet.

Thanks for your understanding!