GetClicky is my New Favorite Toy!

Updated December 4, 2011

Doc Sheldon

My recent fiasco with Jetpack and Jetpack Lite gave me good reason to dive into my system and take a hard look at my plugins, as well as various other aspects of the Clinic.

Vernessa Taylor commented the other day that she was using Clicky Stats, so I decided to check it out. I wish I’d done it months ago! Simple install, easy set-up and a wealth of information – far more than WordPress or Jetpack offered – and I am one very happy camper! [Read more…]

I’ll be Darned! This Thing IS on!

Updated November 30, 2011

Doc Sheldon

We’ve all seen instances where large corporate entities seem to ignore or dismiss the complaints or suggestions of their users. Naturally, the more justified we feel our position is, the more difficult it is to accept dismissal. And unfortunately, dismissal or meaningless lip service are so commonplace these days, that it’s often the response we most expect.

Such trends create opportunities for those companies that are prepared to put their customers first on their list of priorities. Perhaps the scarcity of top-notch quality service is what makes it stand out  when encountered. [Read more…]

This Ain’t What I Signed Up For!

Updated November 25, 2011

Doc Sheldon

Shortly after my post recommending deletion of the Jetpack plugin, I received an email from Matt Mullenweg, in which he explained the why and how of Jetpack. While he presented his points well, I still steadfastly believe that making all 11 aspects of the Jetpack plugin set opt-out rather than opt-in was a grave tactical error. It usurps control of too many bits of control from the site owner, which could easily escape notice by either novice or too-trusting users. [Read more…]

Automattic Jetpack, You Crossed the Line! You’re FIRED!

Updated November 19, 2011

Doc Sheldon

Here’s a heads-up to all of you that are running self-hosted WordPress sites.

If you’re like most, you used the WordPress Stats plugin, which gave real time visit and referral data for your site. Then a short while back, Automattic announced that WordPress.com Stats would shortly be discontinued, and that you’d only be able to see that data if you installed Jetpack. [Read more…]

All is Forgiven, Ana – Now that I Have CommentLuv Premium

Updated September 26, 2011

Doc Sheldon

I have buried the hatchet with Ana Hoffman, since she shared a link today where I could purchase Andy Bailey’s new CommentLuv Premium plugin. I’ve been jealously waiting for it to become available, so I rushed over and bought it, before anyone could change their mind! Quick and easy install, great functionality and more features than you can shake a stick at… made me a happy camper, let me tell ya. So it’s installed here now, in all its glory! [Read more…]