CommentLuv Premium Gets Jetpack Stats Fix
I’ve done without a simple WordPress plugin-based stats program ever since I removed Jetpack Stats from this blog last November.
While the article caused quite a stir and generated enough momentum to warrant a reply from “Mr. Automattic”, I hadn’t heard much else about Jetpack Stats creating additional problems. That is, until I got wind of an article and conversation over at Discover Auctions, which zeroed in on it creating problems with our beloved CommentLuv Premium.
In the photo on the right, highly skilled crews make preparations for lifting the space shuttle from the back of the SAC once it lands at Dulles National Airport in Washington, D.C. The process is known as “de-mate” which we might call “dismantling.”
That’s exactly (more or less) what the CommentlLuv Premium developer did to bring Jetpack Stats in line to work with the CLP plugin: de-mated, dismantled, de-coupled the built-in commenting system in JpS so it would quit interfering with CLP. He didn’t actually make changes to Jetpack Stats; instead, starting with CommentLuv Premium version 220.127.116.11.6, if both are installed CLP effectively nullifies Jetpack’s ability to take over the commenting system process.
Andy Bailey takes the happiness of CommentLuv Premium members seriously!
I decided to have another go at disabling just the comments part of the jetpack plugin. — Andy Bailey, Aug 4 2012
As a member of the CommentLuv Premium beta testing team, I got an email that asked CLP beta testers to weigh in on the latest update to the plugin.
My feedback is in the CommentLuv Members Beta Testers Forum (CLP 18.104.22.168.6 – Disable Jetpack Stats Comment System)
In case you’re not a member of the beta testers forum, the gist of my feedback is thus:
- I installed CLP 22.214.171.124.6 on a new site and installed Jetpack Stats (so I can give some feedback)
- With Jetpack Stats enabled CommentLuv Premium options show up as intended
- The selected post (from the CommentLuv Premium dropdown) shows up below the comment as it should
From what I’ve seen, the enhancement to CommentLuv works splendidly. For those who love CLP and want to continue using Jetpack Stats, this is probably the best answer. Andy has already updated the free CommentLuv plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/commentluv/ ) and is adding some additional enhancements to the the premium version.
Here is screenshot of CommentLuv Premium options showing up as intended (with Jetpack Stats commenting system disabled).
And in the next image you can see how the selected post shows up below the comment as it should.
Once I re-activated the comment system in Jetpack Stats, everything still remains as noted above (the Jetpack comment system does not appear and CommentLuv Premium works beautifully).
How’s that for responsiveness?
Although I no longer use Jetpack Stats, many thanks to you, Andy, for being responsive (as usual) to the concerns and needs of the CommentLuv community in general and the blogging community-at-large. Good job on the CLP/JpS workaround.
Photos courtesy of NASA and freelance photographers. NASA photos are mostly in the public domain. Some have additional licenses, for example, Creative Commons. Some photos used here are in nasa hq photo stream on Flickr.
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