Install DailyStory Beacon in WordPress

Christy Cook Updated by Christy Cook

Installing the DailyStory beacon in WordPress is very simple. You don't need to know PHP (that's the language/framework WordPress is written in) and you don't need to worry about trying to edit files within WordPress.

All you need to do is have administrative rights to your WordPress site, an active DailyStory account ... and about 10 minutes.

While you can follow the steps to manually add the tracking tag for WordPress, we highly recommend using the WordPress plugin. It is the safest and easiest option - plus it enables additional integration.

Steps to Install the WordPress Plugin

  1. First, install the DailyStory WordPress Plugin

Login to your WordPress website using an account that has access to the admin area. This is usually accessible by adding /wp-admin/ at the end of your URL.

If you aren't sure what this is or haven't done that before, just tell the person or team that setup your WordPress site that you need to install the DailyStory plugin and to follow this instructions on this page. We'd be happy to help too.

Once you are in your WordPress admin area, click the menu option on the left that says Plugins. You should see the menu expand and a list of installed plugins on the right:

WordPress Plugins

Next, click 'Add New' in the Plugins menu on the left. This brings up another screen on the right with two options for installing plugins:

WordPress Plugins

Type DailyStory into the 'Search plugins...' text box. This will return a list of any plugins that have the word 'DailyStory'. It will also do a check to ensure that the plugin is compatible with the version of WordPress you are running

The DailyStory plugin should look similar to this:

DailyStory WordPress Plugins

Next, click the 'Install Now' button.

  1. Get Your DailyStory Site Id

The DailyStory plugin requires your DailyStory Site ID and Site URL.

The DailyStory Site ID is a unique id that lets DailyStory know who you are. You'll see it used any time you are performing any integration or APIs calls for DailyStory. The DailyStory Site URL is the web address associated with your instance of DailyStory for example,

Go to the Beacon page where you can find your Site ID and Site URL.

Copy the values shown in the Site ID and Site URL text boxes. We'll need these to enable the plugin:

Note, if you don't have a DailyStory account, but want to try out our WordPress plugin - you can always start a trial.
  1. Activate the WordPress Plugin

Once you have a DailyStory Site ID and Site URL you can activate the plugin.

Go back to WordPress > Plugins, activate the plugin and then click 'Settings' to configure the DailyStory plugin settings. Finally, enter the DailyStory Site ID and Site URL and click 'Save Settings':

Activate Plugin

That's it! The plugin is now active and DailyStory will receive updates from your website. Next, check out the WordPress Shortcodes that the plugin enables.

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