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Installation and configuration

Installation and configuration

If you want to integrate Parse.ly into your WordPress website without any extra integration work, you can use wp-parsely. The wp-parsely plugin will inject automatically the Parse.ly tracker and metadata into your website's pages. You will also be able to customize your integration easily in the plugin's settings page.

Installation steps are different depending on your setup, so please pick the one that applies to your case.

#Installation

WordPress VIP customers: The plugin should be enabled by using an mu-plugins filter. Please consult the WordPress VIP documentation for more details.

WordPress.com customers: Please contact wordpress.com support to ask for the activation of the plugin for your website.

For all other cases (regular WordPress installations):

  1. Visit the "Plugins" page in your WordPress dashboard and click "Add New" at the top of the page.
  2. Search for "Parse.ly" using the search bar on the right side. The wp-parsely plugin should appear in the search results.
  3. Click "Install Now" to install the plugin.
  4. After installation is completed, click the "Activate" button to activate the plugin.

#Configuration

#Required configuration

Now that wp-parsely is installed and activated, an initial configuration must be made for it to work. You can find your site ID and API Secret in the Parse.ly Dashboard under the "API Settings" menu item.

  1. Navigate to the Parse.ly settings page in the WordPress dashboard (under the "Settings" menu).
  2. Fill your Parse.ly Site ID. The plugin won't work at all without a valid Site ID.
  3. If you plan on using the Content Helper, then the Parse.ly API Secret is also needed.
  4. Go to the bottom of the page and click the "Save Changes" button.

Site ID and API Secret in wp-parsely settings

#Additional configuration

Please configure any additional options as instructed by Parse.ly support.

Note: Additional options are hidden by default. Please refer to the Troubleshooting page for instructions on how to show them.

wp-parsely settings that require a recrawl

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