Advice and answers from the BlogPress Team

If you want a live "counter" on your blog, we recommend StatCounter. It's a free tool that provides a simple hit counter for your blog.

Here are instructions for adding StatCounter to your blog.

1. Create your StatCounter account - http://statcounter.com/

2. Once you've created your account, the next step is to create a new project - http://statcounter.com/add-project/

3. Then, click the link on the right that reads "Default Installation Guide"

4. Copy the StatCounter code to your clipboard. 

5. At this point you have 2 options...

6. You can send the code to us by opening a new support request and we'll be happy to add the code for you. (make sure to tell us where you want the counter to display on your site - it's normally in the footer at the bottom of the site)

7. Or you can add the code yourself creating a Raw HTML snippet and adding the shortcode to your footer widget. Here are instructions for how to do that - Raw HTML Snippets Plugin

NOTE: The code generated by StatCounter is often broken - sigh... Here is the correct version - just replace the text in all caps with the information from the generated code.

<!-- Start of StatCounter Code for Default Guide -->

<script type="text/javascript">

var sc_project=INSERT PROJECT ID HERE; 

var sc_invisible=0; 

var sc_security="INSERT SECURITY CODE HERE"; 

var scJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ?

"https://secure." : "http://www.");

document.write("<sc"+"ript type='text/javascript' src='" +

scJsHost+

"statcounter.com/counter/counter.js'></"+"script>");

</script>

<noscript><div><a title="hit counter"

href="http://statcounter.com/" target="_blank"><img

class="statcounter"

src="http://c.statcounter.com/10352654/0/e6585b62/0/"

alt="hit counter"></a></div></noscript>

<!-- End of StatCounter Code for Default Guide -->

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