DoYourOwnSite Install Guide

StatCounter provides free customisable hit counters, visitor tracking, web analytics and website stats for DoYourOwnSite.

DoYourOwnSite

  1. Sign up for a free account at StatCounter to get your StatCounter code.

    These instructions will be repeated after you've created an account and added your first project.
  2. Copy the StatCounter code.
  3. Log into your doyourownsite.co.uk account and click "Site Content" at the top of the page

    doyourownsite.co.uk - Click Site Content

  4. Click "HTML Fragments" on the left of the page

    doyourownsite.co.uk - Click HTML Fragments

  5. Towards top/middle of page click "Add New HTML Fragment"

    doyourownsite.co.uk - Click Add New HTML Fragment

  6. In the "Description" box type StatCounter, in the "HTML Code" box paste in your StatCounter code

    doyourownsite.co.uk - Paste in StatCounter code

  7. Click "Save HTML Fragment" - you have now created your StatCounter HTML Fragment - to track your visitors you now need to add this HTML Fragment to the pages of your site.

    doyourownsite.co.uk - Click Save HTML Fragment

  8. Click "Site Content"

    doyourownsite.co.uk - Click Site Content

  9. Click "Edit Page" (the pencil icon) beside the page where you want to add StatCounter (repeat instructions from here to add StatCounter to each page of your site)

    doyourownsite.co.uk - Click Edit Page

  10. Now click the "HTML" button in the edit menu. This is a little tricky to find. It’s in the row of buttons just above your site content, beside another button that looks like a flash of lightning. When you click the HTML button a small window opens.

    doyourownsite.co.uk - Click HTML

  11. Select the StatCounter fragment and click "ok"

    doyourownsite.co.uk - Select the StatCounter Fragment

  12. A shaded box containing the text "HTML Fragment Will Appear Here" will be visible on the screen (If you have chosen a visible StatCounter this is where it will appear on your site)

    doyourownsite.co.uk - HTML Fragment Will Appear Here

  13. Click "Save & Exit" and that’s it!

Your StatCounter will now begin recording visitor information and, if you chose the visible option, your counter will be visible on your website!

    doyourownsite.co.uk - StatCounter


We recommend that you add StatCounter to all pages of your site. To add StatCounter to other pages of your site, click "Edit Page" and follow the steps above for each page of your site.

NOTE: You should NOT create additional StatCounter HTML Fragments - just add the same StatCounter HTML Fragment to each page of your site.