Please note: Content Performance is available for all Business-level plans and higher. To read more about the Content Performance plugin and how it works, please visit About Content Performance.
Before installing Content Performance, please make sure you are using a compatible web browser, and that your site meets all the System and WP REST API Requirements:
- At least 2 months of Google Analytics data for your WordPress install
- WordPress 4.3.0 or higher
- PHP 5.5 or higher
- Publicly accessible site
- WP REST API enabled
Content Performance is supported on the latest versions of the following:
- Microsoft Edge
Additional WP REST API Guidelines
- Content Performance is not compatible with plugins that use WP REST API v1.
- Your install should use the default WP REST API prefix.
- Your install should use a pretty permalink structure.
Once you have verified your site meets these compatibility requirements, please continue to installing and configuring Content Performance.
Step One: Install & Activate Content Performance
To begin using Content Performance, first navigate to your User Portal and sign in. Choose the install you would like to use with Content Performance from the Dashboard page, then select “Utilities” from the menu on the left side. If Content Performance is currently available for your account, you will see it in the menu:
To install the plugin, click the “Install plugin” button. The installation, registration, and activation may take a minute to automatically complete. When it finishes, you will see a page showing your Access key and Secret key which have automatically been generated for you.
You should be prompted to continue by clicking “Configure Content Performance”. This will automatically bring you to the plugin’s installation page in your site’s WordPress Admin Dashboard. If the link does not open properly, please log into your WordPress Admin Dashboard to continue.
Step Two: Ensure Plugin is Active
Once you are logged into your WordPress Admin Dashboard, first navigate to your Plugins > Installed Plugins page to confirm that Content Performance is activated. If not, activate the plugin. Once the plugin is active, navigate to the Content Performance > Settings page.
If you have manually activated the plugin in your Dashboard, you will be asked to enter the Access key and Secret key from your User Portal on this page.
If the plugin was already active, you will not need to enter your keys – they have already been saved, and you will see this screen instead:
Step Three: Connect Google Analytics
Next, click “Connect Google Analytics” to connect Content Performance to your Google Analytics account. Be sure to sign in with the Google account that is connected to Google Analytics for your site.
When you have authenticated the account, it will bring you back to the Plugin Settings page. In the dropdown menu, choose your profile. Ensure the profile you choose contains only your site, and not multiple sites.
Once you save the settings, Content Performance will download the last year’s worth of data from Google Analytics. This process may take several hours. When Content Performance is done downloading the data, you will have access to the Content Performance > Dashboard page, which means you have successfully configured and enabled the plugin.
If you encounter any errors in this process, see Troubleshooting Content Performance for more information.