WordPress.com (hosted by wordpress) Install Guide

StatCounter provides free customisable hit counters, visitor tracking, web analytics and website stats for WordPress.com (hosted by wordpress).

WordPress.com (hosted by wordpress)

  1. Copy the StatCounter code.
  2. Log into wordpress.com (opens in a new window).
  3. Click "My Dashboard" in the top navigation bar. (This may be under 'My Blog')

    wordpress.com - My Dashboard

  4. Click "Appearance" and then click "Widgets" in the left navigation bar.

    wordpress.com - Appearance - Widgets

  5. In the "Available Widgets" section, add a "Text" widget.

    wordpress.com - Add Text Widget

  6. A new "Text" option will now appear under the "Current Widgets" section of your wordpress dashboard - click the "Edit" link.

    wordpress.com - Edit Text Widget

  7. Paste your StatCounter code into the main body of the Text Widget.

    wordpress.com - Paste StatCounter Code into Text Widget

  8. Click "Done".
  9. Click "Save Changes" 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 blog! (The image below shows a sample StatCounter.)

wordpress.com - Sample StatCounter on wordpress.com To assist you further, we’ve also put together a video tutorial which you can see below…