[How To] Configure WordPress for iOS Stats Feature for WordPress.org Blogs

by Mahesh Kukreja · 4 comments

in Apple, Wordpress


WordPress recently updated it’s app for Apple iOS. The release is a major update as it provides Quick Photo option, Localization feature and the Stats feature.

WordPress for iOS

You can now view visitor stats directly from your Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

For WordPress.com blog, the stats feature is available natively. However, this feature needs to be configured manually for self-hosted WordPress.org blogs.

Here are the steps to configure Stats option for self-hosted WordPress.org blogs

1. Install Jetpack plugin

You need Jetpack or the stand-alone Stats plugin to see stats for your self-hosted WordPress blog. WordPress recommends to use Jetpack as it’ll be updated with app-specific functions in the future.

Install Jetpack in WordPress

Jetpack also provides several other features like Twitter badge, Spell checker for post editor, etc.

2. Link Jetpack with WordPress.com

The next step is to link the installed Jetpack plugin with your WordPress.com account. You may need to create an account if you already don’t have one.

Authorize Jetpack Link Jetpack to WordPress.com

3. Configure iOS app

Once you’ve authorized Jetpack with WordPress.com account, open WordPress for iOS and login with WordPress.com account in the Stats tab.

Login

Note: It may take upto 20 mins for Jetpack to start displaying the stats. You will see Posts viewed, Referring sites, Search Terms & Outgoing clicks.

You will get the visitor stats directly on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with WordPress for iOS.

WordPress for iOS Stats

If you face any difficulties while configuring, feel free to ask me.

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