Quick Start

To get started, you need to install the plugin and create a Tallyopia account to register your website.  Before starting, though, make sure you meet the requirements:

Requirements

  • WordPress 3.1 or better
  • The ability to install WordPress plugins

Also, we’d love to hear your comments, critiques, and enhancement requests.  Just email support@tallyopia.com .  We are constantly making improvements; your suggestions are very helpful.

Create a Tallyopia Account and Register Your Websites

If you haven’t already done so, choose a plan (we’ve got free and paid plans!) to create an account.  Once you’ve created your account, you’ll receive an email confirmation with your account details.

Login using your username and password and go to your profile screen.

Scroll down to the Tallyopia section and you’ll see a space for your website URLs.  Enter them separated by commas or newlines.  You don’t need to enter the “http://” part.  Don’t enter any page names, but subdomains are ok.  For instance, “example.com” and “example.net” are in the right format.  Make sure you save the changes.

 

Install the Plugin

The Tallyopia plug-in is installed in the same way as other WordPress plugins.  Make sure you flush the cache of any caching plugins you may have installed; otherwise the Tallyopia code won’t be deployed properly.

You can download the plugin by clicking here (new window).

Automatic Install

You can install Tallyopia directly from the WordPress admin screen.

  1. Click on the Plugins section, then choose “Add New”.  Search for ‘Tallyopia’.
  2. Once the Tallyopia plugin appears, click to install.
  3. Activate the plugin from your Plugins menu.
  4. Flush the cache of any caching plugins you have installed (such as WP Super Cache).

Manual Install

  1. Download the plugin
  2. Unzip it and place the “TallyopiaWordPressPlugin” folder in your plugins folder
  3. Activate the plugin by logging into your blog and going to the plugins screen.
  4. Flush the cache of any caching plugins you have installed (such as WP Super Cache).

The plugin should now be running.  Next, we’ll enter our Customer ID to enable monitoring of multiple sites simultaneously.

 

Enter Your Customer ID

You can automatically monitor multiple websites simultaneously from your Tallyopia.com profile.  Just login and choose the Tallyopia NOC menu.  If you would like to monitor multiple sites simultaneously from your own blog’s admin panel, you will need to enter your Customer ID in your blog’s Tallyopia Dash–>Setup section.

This option is available to Administrators on regular WordPress sites and to Super Admins on Multisite installations (it is not visible to Local Administrators on Multisite installations).

To get your Customer ID, login to your Tallyopia.com profile and scroll to the Tallyopia Information section; your Customer ID is displayed there.  Copy and paste that into the Tallyopia Dash -> Setup menu on your blog.  Once it’s there, you will see the Tallyopia NOC menu appear.  This is where the multiple site monitoring functionality is located.

If you don’t see the Tallyopia Dash menu on you installation, it probably means there is a problem with your install.  Contact support@tallyopia.com and tell us what you see and we’ll work with you to fix things.

This step is optional; it’s only needed if you want to access the multiple site reports on your own blog in addition to on Tallyopia.com.

 

Check the Plugin Installation

When the plugin is installed and running, you should see a “Tallyopia” menu below the Dashboard menu in the admin screen.  Clicking on this link should show you the main Tallyopia dashboard.  It will probably be empty now.  That’s ok – as long as you see the Tallyopia entry under the dashboard, you should be all set.  Once you have data in your account, these pages will show you your analytics. If you’re using a caching plugin, now is a good time to clear your cache (you can keep the plugin running, but you just need to clear the cache after installing or updating the Tallyopia plugin).

 

You’re Done !

As visitors arrive on your site, analytics will appear on the Tallyopia dashboard menu.  Tallyopia does not log admin visits, so if you’re trying to test things out, you’ll need to view your blog as a regular user.  You may have to wait 15 minutes after first setting up your account for the changes to propagate through our system, but after that analytics will appear almost immediately on your dashboard.

If you’d like, you can now share your analytics using the [tallyopia] shortcodes.

 

Setup Widgets – Tallyopia Shortcodes

Tallyopia lets you share your analytics with your readers using Tallyopia widgets that can be embedded into your site using the [tallyopia] shortcode.  You can even create your own dashboards this way. The best way to see how this works is to see it in action.  Take a look at the Demo Gallery.

 

Problems?

Never fear!  If you have problems, take a look at our FAQ.  If that doesn’t help, post a comment to this page or email us at support@tallyopia.com

Comments

  1. ddurossjr says:

    The beta shows nothing. I see it in the dashboard. I don’t have any caching plugins running. Any ideas?

    • Tallyopia says:

      I took a look at your site, and I didn’t see the tracking code in the footer. If you aren’t running a caching plugin, this can also happen if your theme doesn’t call the wp_footer() function. The fix is to manually insert the call to wp_footer() into your footer.php file. You can do this by placing the following line:

      <?php wp_footer(); ?>

      in your footer.php file before the closing </BODY> tag. You can edit the footer.php file by going to Appearance –> Editor in your blog’s dashboard. You will see “footer.php” on the right hand side.

      When you test this, make sure you are not logged in as admin. The plugin does not log admin visits, and won’t render the tracking code (we’re going to make logging admin visits optional in an upcoming release).

      If you’d like, see if you can make the above change and drop an email to support AT tallyopia.com letting us know when you’re ready. We’ll go out to your site and take another look. If needed, we’ll troubleshoot further at that time.

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