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 isnstaled StatCounter on my webpage and in my blog. It works great. I check the people that come to mt blog and website every day. I don’t know if the loction is accurate. I live here in Fort Lauderdale, FL and on the map shows that I am in Miami.
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  2. I have installed statcounter using the wordpress plugin and it works fine. I also wrote a small post in my blog. Thanks for the plugin.

  3. Hello Stat Counter Team,

    The problem has been solved. Sorry for bothering you. But, still I have the StatCounter code in a local web portal and its normal hits was around 150 by this time normally, but today it is just showing 30 which is quite abnormal.

    Anyway, thank you.

  4. I have to report a small problem here. My website counter is increasing but in my admin, the counter is not increasing at all. In fact, it is staying at 0.

    Is there any problem? or do i have to do something else too?

  5. I’m a new user with Stat Counter. I’ve seen a couple of comments about this issue, but thought I’d send mine along as well. The location of IP addresses is not accurate. My own IP address says I’m in NY when I’m in CA. A regular visitor to my site lives in Oakland, but her IP address registers that she’s in L.A. Another lives in East Timor, but it shows up as Nepal. This is pretty far from accurate. Any chances of this being fixed? I’ve converted to Stat Counter from Sitemeter after discovering they were dumping spyware onto my computer and the computers of my visitors. One plus for Sitemeter is that locations tied to IP addresses were correct. I’m encouraging my friends who use Sitemeter to dump it and install Stat Counter, but we’d all like to see the location info become accurate. Thanks!

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