With WordPress you have two options when it comes to getting your blog up and running. You can either host it at WordPress or you can download it and set it up on your server.
Here is what you need to do in order to be able to connect your WordPress blog to your Social Report dashboard:
Step 1: Activate XML-RPC Remote Publishing.
Step 2. Install “Jetpack by WordPress.com“ plugin
Click on "Plugins", then "Add New". Use the search box to find the plugin.
Once you find the plugin, click on "Install Now"
Once plugin is installed, it will show up in the list of installed plugins.
Step 3. Activate “Jetpack by WordPress.com“ and "Akismet" plugins
Once "Jetpack by WordPress.com" plugin is installed we need to activate it. Click on "Activate" link.
Please also make sure that Akismet plugin in activated (Akismet plugin is typically part of standard word press installation)
Step 4. Connect “Jetpack by WordPress.com“ to WordPress.com
Now that plugin is active, let's connect it to WordPress.com. Click on "Connect to WordPress.com" button.
You will be taken to word press. If you don't have an account, you can create it.
IMPORTANT: be sure to click on "signup for just a username"
Once you register, you will receive an email with activation link.
Step 5. Activate WordPress Account
Simply click "Activate Account" link. Once you activate your account, you will receive one last email. It has your API Key:
Step 6. Grab your API Key
API key will be sent to you in an email. Be sure to keep it for your records! If you forget it, you can always retrieve it by going to http://apikey.wordpress.com/
Step 7. Add your blog to Social Report
That's it. The rest of the process is simple. Simply click on "Add Account" in Social Report, and click on Word Press icon.
Learn more about what we track for WordPress blogs here: http://support.socialreport.com/entries/417736-wordpress-tracking-with-social-report
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