The Hotjar for WordPress plugin adds the Hotjar tracking code to your WordPress powered website without having to modify any theme files or knowing any code.
This plugin takes the current tracking code provided by Hotjar as well as your unique SiteID and inserts the code directly into your website for you.
We’ll continue to update the plugin for all to use and you can even contribute updates or ’suggestions via our github portal.
You will need a Hotjar account in order to use this plugin effectively
- Upload the plugin files to the
/wp-content/plugins/directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
- Use the Tools > Hotjar for WordPress page to add your Hotjar SiteID for the tracking code.
I can’t find the settings
You can locate the Hotjar tracking settings in the admin dashboard tools menu. Tools > Hotjar for WordPress
I can’t find my Hotjar SiteID
You can locate your SiteID within your Hotjar account by clicking on Tracking Code or Tracking Active within the site page. You can also reach out using their ’support links and a Hotjar representative will be able to assist you in locating your tracking ID. We’ve included a screenshot to the location of the SiteID on the Tools > Hotjar for WordPress settings page.
Do I need a Hotjar account?
Yes, you are required to have your own Hotjar account to use the Hotjar service.
Is this a Hotjar Official Plugin
No, this plugin has been developed by Paul Stoute of Stoute.co for use on their client sites. This plugin has been made publicly available to anyone who uses the Hotjar heatmaps to make the process easier and pain free.
This plugin is open source and free to anyone who would like to use it on their site. You can even contribute to the development of the plugin through our github repo here: https://github.com/StouteWebSolutions/hotjar-for-wordpress
Contributors & Developers
“Hotjar for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Added the ability to hide the script for Admin, editor, and author user roles (when logged in). If you’re logged in it will just add a html comment to let you know that the plugin is installed, working, and what the provided siteID is.
- Initial publicly available version