I found myself refreshing the WordPress Jetpack stats page a lot, so I wrote a short script to take care of that for me. It refreshes every
10 minutes hour. Don’t forget to add your Jetpack API key. And your own sites.
# your API key, maybe hidden in your dashboard somewhere? api_key = 'your_api_key' refresh_rate = 3600 # in seconds, so, every hour. # all of your sites you care about and are allowed to check sites = [ 'http://oversimplified.net', 'http://jameskersey.com', 'http://theamokbros.com', ] import urllib2 import time from datetime import datetime # make the url that gets the data def get_api_string(key, blog_uri): return 'http://stats.wordpress.com/csv.php?api_key=' + key + '&blog_uri=' \ + blog_uri + '&table=views&days=1&summarize' # get the views from the url that gets the data def get_views(key, uri): views_url = get_api_string(key, uri) response = urllib2.urlopen(views_url) result = response.read() views = result.split("\n") return views # do the things! while True: print str(datetime.now()) for site in sites: print site + ": " + get_views(api_key, site) time.sleep(refresh_rate)
Then run it like this in a terminal window:
Then kind of resize the window and put it someplace.
And you’re all set!