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The Chartbeat plugin automatically adds real-time data and a top pages widget to your blog. See who’s on your site, what they’re doing - right now

Chartbeat is a real-time data service for your website, social streams, and iOS apps. Once you become a Chartbeat member, you can use this plugin to automatically add the necessary JavaScript to your WordPress blog. After installing the plugin, you’ll instantly see your site’s traffic, and audience behaviors.

Author Chartbeat
Contributors chartbeat
Tags amp, analytics, chartbeat, instant articles
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    Chartbeat Overview

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    Content View

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    Social View

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    Traffic Sources View

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    Geo View

  1. Upload chartbeat.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Under Settings > Chartbeat, add your User ID
  4. You may also add your API key and configure the widget (API key must have "all" permissions).
  5. Select Chartbeat Publishing if you're using it
  6. If you want to use the widget, drag it into your sidebar under Appearance > Widgets

To enable AMP and Facebook Instant Article analytics you just need to install the corresponding plugins. Chartbeat will be included automatically.

*Note that you must have your timezone set correctly for events to work properly in the historical chart.


  • First version. Please provide feedback.


  • stable version



  • Security enhancements from automatic *


  • Fix widget error in logs *


  • Added Dashboard Widget, Active Visits in Post Board and Embedded Console


  • Updated handling of window load event to ensure Chartbeat is always loaded


  • Fixed issue where the Chartbeat console's iframe was too short to be usable


  • Remove Newsbeat reference, update json encoding


  • Add AMP support


  • Fix AMP uid bug
  • Add admin warning
  • Add Facebook Instant Article Support


  • Add EHT Support
  • Fix widget api links

What is Chartbeat?

We’re a real-time data service used by everyone from Foursquare to Financial Times to your mom’s blog (well, someone’s mom’s blog, if not yours.)

Use Chartbeat (and this plugin) to see how many people are on your site and what they’re up to while they’re there, so you can take smarter real-time actions. Check it out for yourself by playing with our demo and sign up for a free trial!

What does this plugin do?

It’s an easy way for you to install the Chartbeat code you need in order to see what's happening on your WordPress site in real time. Make sure you sign up for Chartbeat and have an active account first, or this plugin won’t work for your site.

Will this plugin slow down my site?

Nope. Chartbeat code is completely asynchronous, meaning it doesn't begin to run until everything else on your page has already loaded.

Version 2.0.7

Requires WordPress version: 2.8 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 13 Feb 2017

Date Added: 20 Nov 2009

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