WordPress04. Oct, 2021
Using the Plugin (Backend Integration)
To install the plugin, navigate to the plugins page on your WordPress administration dashboard and click on Install next to the title. Search for “Pirsch Analytics” and click on Install for the plugin. Once it is installed, click on Active and navigate to Tools -> Pirsch Analytics from the left menu. This will open up the settings page.
Enter the hostname you used to set up the website on the Pirsch dashboard and the client ID and secret. You can create new clients on the settings page for your website. After you clicked on save, Pirsch will start collecting statistics for your website.
Installing the Script (Frontend Integration)
The snippet can be found on the settings page of your dashboard.
WordPress uses IDs to identify pages by default. This will show all pages on “/” or “/index.php” on the Pirsch dashboard, making it impossible to see which pages were actually visited. Therefore, we recommend changing the permalink settings.
- log into your WordPress dashboard
- navigate to settings -> permalinks from the left menu
- set something else than “plain” or define a custom structure
Another advantage of this is, that your visitors will more easily recognize pages and find them later.