After upgrading WordPress Jetpack Plugin to version 4.3 we noticed stats were missing from our WordPress dashboard. To get your stats, logging into WordPress.com is now required.
Update 09/27/16 Jetpack is now history. See update below this post.
WordPress stats are adequate for a quick view into the days visitors, popular posts, etc. It was real handy to have WordPress Stats in WP-Admin sidebar menu, but after version 4.3 that option is gone.
When going to > Jetpack > Dashboard > a short graph is available.
Currently the view old stats option is not working here. In order to view your blogs full stats a login to wordpress.com is required.
Viewing WordPress stats was simple before Jetpack 4.3. A quick click brought up your sites stats (obviously in an iframe) from wordpress.com. Jetpack stats also record a lot of bot hits that can give a false visitor count.
Other options are available without the bloat of Jetpack, which adds a lot of additional scripts consuming resources. WordPress is a resource hog within itself, add a lot of plugins and it can be dog slow, especially for mobile users. You can check your sites load time here with Google’s Page Speed Insights.