Add Statcounter Code To WordPress To Track Users Visits and More

Add Statcounter Code To WordPress To Track Users Visits and More

Yesterday, I explained how to add statcounter code to Blogger blogs without errors and some commenters asked how they can do same on WordPress.

Well, there are different ways you can add statcounter code to WordPress if you want to track users visits and more. You can add the code directly into your theme file, you can make use of the statcounter wordpress plugin and you can also make use of third party plugins eg Insert Headers and Footers plugin.

To get started, you will need to add your WordPress blog to statcounter after which you will see the code which you will install on the WordPress blog.

So, let’s get started.

Go to www.statcounter.com

Login or sign up for new account if you are not yet registered.

After you sign in, click on “Add Project“. Thereafter, you will see the form below :

statcounter blog traffic tracker add project

 

Enter your blog url in the “project url” field, give it a title, select “invisible tracking” and click “Add Project” button.

You will be redirected to the page below :

blog traffic tracking

Click on “continue to default installation

Thereafter, you will see the code which you will add to your WordPress blog. Save it somewhere e.g in a notepad.

Open a new tab on your web browser and sign in to your WordPress dashboard.

Go to “Plugins” > “Add New

Search for “Insert Headers and Footers

Click “Install Now” as seen in the screenshot below :

insert html javacript in wordpress header and footer

 

Activate the plugin after installation

Thereafter, go to “Settings” > “Insert Headers and Footers

Paste the statcounter code in the “scripts in footer” box

insert headers and footers plugin wordpress development

Click “Save”

Go back to the statcounter page and verify the installation. – Very Important!

If successful, statcounter.com will start tracking your blog traffic and you can always sign in there anytime to check your blog pageviews etc

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