The Optimizely plugin allows you to use Optimizely to improve your website with A/B testing. Built for testing headlines, this plugin allows you to create new experiments, see your experiment results, launch winners and much more all without leaving WordPress.
Using the plugin on VIP
This plugin requires an active version of Parse.ly. Sign up for a trial of Parse.ly here.
Activate the plugin under VIP >> Plugins & Services.
Head to the settings page for the plugin under Settings.
Add your Site ID and choose a tracker implementation method (your Site ID can be found in your settings screen). Questions about which tracker to implement? Check the FAQ section below.
Save your changes, your content data will start to populate in our system.
Log into Parse.ly and see your content’s real time performance, set up reports, and evaluate your site’s performance over time.
Feedback, suggestions, questions or concerns? Visit our knowledge base or email us at email@example.com to set up trainings, find out how to best use Parse.ly at your organization, and more.
Where do I find my Site ID?
Head to your settings screen and copy the value for Site ID.
What tracker implementation should I use?
It’s really up to you and your requirements, but this article in our documentation should help you make a decision. If you still have questions then reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why can’t I see the Parse.ly code on my post when I preview?
Our code will only be placed on pages and posts that have been published in WordPress to ensure we don’t track traffic generated while you’re still writing a post/page.
Will Parse.ly break or slow down my site?
Once our tracking code is loaded, we drop an extremely small cookie (just a user ID) and asynchronously beacon back information to our analytics server. If our analytics server is down, all that happens is that the actions are no longer tracked – there is no impact on the user experience otherwise.
How can I use Parse.ly data to improve my site, grow my audience, or accomplish another goal?
The data and information you find in Parse.ly can be used in an unlimited number of ways. Your use may depend largely on your role and specific goals. Luckily, we’re here to help! Check out our blog for use case ideas, or schedule a demo (email@example.com) with our team to find out which features will be most helpful for you!
How can I edit the values passed to the JSON-LD metadata?
You can use the ‘after_set_parsely_page’ filter which sends 3 arguments: the array of metadata, the post object, and the parselyOptions array:
Is the plugin Google AMP / Facebook Instant Articles ready?
It is! We are hooked into Automattic’s official plugins for AMP and Facebook Instant Articles. These plugins are part of the VIP platform so you just have to enable “Parsely Analytics” in the “Advanced Settings” menu of the Facebook Instant Articles settings.
What if I have an issue?
Parse.ly clients have full access to our live support team. If you have any problems during integration or while using our product, we’re always here to help. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an inquiry on our Help page.
The plugin lets you use Google Analytics with your WordPress.com site, to monitor traffic and activity on your site.
How do I set it up?
After activating the plugin, go to Settings→Google Analytics in your Dashboard’s sidebar menu, enter your Tracking ID (you need not enter the full tracking code anywhere), and choose which activities you want Google Analytics to track:
Note: This only works for WordPress.com VIP customers that have active Chartbeat accounts.
Step 1: Download the Chartbeat WordPress plugin.
Step 2: Install the Chartbeat WordPress plugin.
Step 3: Connect your Chartbeat account and configure your settings.
Step 4: Activate your Chartbeat Dashboard in WordPress using the steps below:
In your WordPress Admin Dashboard, go to Settings > Chartbeat.
Fill in your User ID. You can get your User ID by clicking on the “find yours” link.
Track Visits by Site Admins: Select ‘NO’ and Chartbeat will ignore any incoming traffic from members of your blog—those who are logged into your WordPress CMS.
Enable Chartbeat Publishing: If you are a Chartbeat Publishing customer, select ‘YES’.
Optional – The plugin includes an optional front-end widget that displays real-time stats on your blog (if allowed by your theme). If you’d like to enable this feature:
Fill in your API key. You can get it by clicking on “get API key here.”
Select the number of top pages to show and color scheme.
Step 5: Click on the Chartbeat tab on the left side of your navigation bar to access your Chartbeat Dashboard. In addition, we’ve added an internal widget to your Admin Dashboard.
Step 6: Enter the domain of your blog. Do not add ‘http://’ or ‘www.’
Step 7: Scroll to the bottom and click ‘Test.’
Step 8: SUCCESS! Check out your Chartbeat Dashboard.
You must have your time zone set correctly for events to work properly in the historical chart.
There are a number of filters in the plugin that let you override config values like the domain, author, and section.
For example, to override the domain that Chartbeat sees:
How does Chartbeat work? Chartbeat Publishing is fundamentally different from any other web analytics service. Every few seconds, we ping every single visitor on your website and then ask, “Where are you and what are you doing now?” This tells us how many active visits are occurring at any given moment.
Will this plugin slow down my site?
If Chartbeat goes down, will it affect my website?
No, your website will not be affected if anything happens with our services, since the Chartbeat Publishing code and beacon are fully asynchronous. The only impact would be on your ability to interact with your website’s data via the Chartbeat Publishing Dashboard and other products.
What level of technical support do you offer? We pretty proud of how quickly we turn around support queries. In fact, we have an entire team, the Chartcorps, dedicated to offering our customers top-tier product education and technical support. The turnaround time for most support requests is one hour during traditional business
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