Turn Off Or Automatic Stats Plug-In Smiley Icon In WordPress.Com

The WordPress.com Stats plug-in designed for self-hosted WordPress blog is an excellent free of cost web visitor’s information tracker used for WordPress Blogs. The Status plug-in for WordPress.com displays a lot of useful metrics, information and stats that a blogger needs in a concise and clear interface.

On the other hand, following the starting and implementing Stats plug-in in WordPress, a little smiley face image will be exhibited at the foot of the blog or page. The smiley face, even if little in dimension, possibly will concern the overall look and presentation of the blog, and it could also create confusion to the visitors since the image comes out peculiarly at the base.

However, it’s likely to conceal the smiley face added by means of the WordPress.com Automatic Stats plug-in, via next CSS hack.

In order to smiley face of WordPress.com Stats plugin invisible, you will need to following CSS code.  It needs to be added to the Blog’s stylesheet in WordPress (style.css):


Otherwise, put in the next JavaScript code into the footer.Php in WordPress following wp_footer() declaration:

<script type=”text/javascript”>
var e = document.getElementById(“wpstats”);
e.style.width = “0px”;
e.style.height= “0px”;
e.style.overflow = “hidden”;

Please be reminded that the image is essential for good stats collecting pool and for tracking the traffic to blog. The image will not be loaded via browser and it will smash the stats if you will apply the “display:none” to the image.

The overflow style of JavaScript or CSS could be mistaken for unseen text or concealed link by the search engines, which could result in banning of Blogs. This happens particularly with Google which could penalize such execution, as the results presents different data to search engines which the visitors to not get to see.