(Really) Marvellous Metrics: Installation & Setup

What is (Really) Marvellous Metrics?

Interaction levels are key to every part of page and content layout. If people aren’t interacting with your content how you want them to then your website is meeting its purpose.

We looked out there and saw that there wasn’t anything that did effective tracking of interactions with WordPress posts. The available options out there were either very expensive or had restrictions on use (or a combination of the two). Not to mention that they weren’t built for WordPress…

Our aim was to build a plugin for WordPress that tracked the key indicators of post performance and would allow a tight integration with WordPress core features. We also wanted all data to owned by the website the plugin was installed on. Our plugins do not send any data anywhere else other than to your WordPress database!

Installing the plugin from the zip file

1. From your account page on thewpmarketing.co, click View Details and Downloads.

2. Download the file called really-marvellous-metrics (you can do this by clicking on it).

3. In the WordPress dashboard, Click Plugins and then Add New.

4. Click Upload Plugin

5. Click Choose File, and Select the relevant really-marvellous-metrics.zip file that you just downloaded.

6. Click Install Now and wait for the message saying “Plugin installed successfully”.

7. Click on Activate Plugin

8. Move on to the next section of this guide to configure the plugin.

Entering your licence (to enable updates and support)

1. From your account page on thewpmarketing.co, click View Details and Downloads.

2. Find and copy the licence key ready for use in the next step

3. In the WordPress dashboard, Hover over (Really) Marvellous Metrics and then click Settings.

4. The first field on the page is labelled Licence Key, enter the licence key from the previous step

5. Click Save Changes and the current status and available activation should display below the field.

 

Configure which content you want to track

1. In the WordPress dashboard, Hover over (Really) Marvellous Metrics and then click Settings.

2. Locate the field labelled Enabled Post Types. On a fresh installation, nothing will be selected which means nothing is being tracked. Select the content types that you want to enable tracking on. Selecting Any will use all content types and ignore the other check boxes. You can override this in single posts/pages and you can find more details of that in the main user guide.

3. Click Save Changes.

Improve location tracking with the geo database

You can add geo based stats to the tracking data created by the plugin such as city, ISP etc. For this to work we need to download the GeoLite database from MaxMind. Once downloaded the data will be tracked automatically and yo do not need to do anything special to enable it.

1. In the WordPress dashboard, Hover over (Really) Marvellous Metrics and then click Settings.

2. Locate the field labelled Geo Data section.

3. Click on the Download Geo Database  button. Give it a few seconds to retrieve the necessary files and the page should refresh

4. The status of the geo database is displayed below the button.