Official WordPress Plugin for StatCounter

For all you wordpress.org users out there, we’re delighted to announce the release of our official WordPress Plug-In – this will allow you to easily install StatCounter on your wordpress.org blog and enjoy the full range of StatCounter stats!

We’ve also updated the install guide for wordpress.com to make it easier for you to add a html-only counter to your wordpress.com blog.

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How do I use the StatCounter wordpress.org plug-in?

  • Log into your StatCounter account.
  • Click the wrench icon beside your project name.
  • Click the ‘install’ code link.
  • Follow the wizard and when asked for your web editor choose “wordpress.org”.
  • Follow the remaining instructions and hey presto!

How do I add StatCounter to my wordpress.com blog?

  • Log into your StatCounter account.
  • Click the wrench icon beside your project name.
  • Click the ‘install’ code link.
  • Follow the wizard and when asked for your web editor choose “wordpress.com”
  • Follow the remaining instructions and Bob’s your uncle!

What’s wordpress.org?
Wordpress.org is the version of wordpress that YOU host on your own server. This means you have full access to modify the blog template as you wish i.e. you can add the full StatCounter javascript code.

What’s wordpress.com?
Wordpress.com is the version of wordpress that WORDPRESS hosts on its servers. This means that access to modify the blog template is restricted according to what wordpress allows i.e. you can only install the StatCounter html-only code.

What’s a html-only counter?
Where you can’t install a full javascript counter, StatCounter offers you the option to install a html-only counter. While a html-only counter can’t offer you the same range of stats as the full code can, it does provide you with information on hits, browsers, location of visitors. You need to install the full javascript code to see referrers – the html counter can’t capture this information.

Why won’t wordpress allow javascript code?
For security reasons wordpress don’t allow you to install javascript code on blogs hosted by them i.e. wordpress.com blogs. We’re sure though that, if enough of you request the full StatCounter code on your wordpress.com blogs, then Matt & Co would be happy to oblige! We would certainly be happy to work with wordpress on this. So get emailing and don’t forget to pop back here to let us know how you get on!

PS: Thanks to Luke Stevenson for developing the first StatCounter plug-in for wordpress!

Update: Any problems installing the plugin? Let us know!
A few members had trouble installing the plugin. We believe this may have been a problem with the difference between return characters in windows and unix. If you try to download and install the plugin again it should work now. If it is still not working for you we would love to investigate the problem for you. Please send us the login details of your blog and server and a report of the problem you are experiencing.

186 comments on “Official WordPress Plugin for StatCounter

  1. I’m wondering if the problem with my counter is that I’m using the Fjords theme… anybody know? It’s got four columns.

    The problem: There’s no sign of a counter anywhere and when I log in to statcounter there’s no results showing still after a few days.

    StatCounter Team Response:

    Please check your emails!

  2. Hi there, I’ve seen my query a few times but with no response. I’ve followed all instructions from beginning to end twice now, from generating the input info (3 fields) to enabling the plugin, but nothing works – the counter’s not counting.

    I gather I’m doing (or not doing) something obvious, but can’t figure out what that is.

    Can anyone help? Looks like a great plugin if I can get it to work 🙂

    Thanks!

    StatCounter Team Response:

    Please check your emails!

  3. Cool! Good to know that this plugin is endorsed by Statcounter. I will try this out. I use WordPress as a CMS so I use the Pages more often. Right now, I just put the statcounter code in the footer.php file of my WP websites and it works OK so far but I need use this plugin.

  4. i am having a problem with the statcounter…
    wordpress is 2.5
    but for some reason my counter is 0 : zero

    any idea why ?

    StatCounter Team Response:

    Please check your emails!

  5. Are there any plans to add number of RSS/Atom subscribers to wordpress blog. This would be a very cool feature that I am sure would be used by many many blogers.

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