Hotjar cannot be used on a free hosted Wordpress Website
Install Hotjar within the Header
To install the tracking code onto your Wordpress theme, one option would be to place it in the header.php file. However, editing the Wordpress theme this way changes the code on your website's local copy of the theme.
This means that if the theme is updated or re-downloaded later, you would lose changes to the header and the Hotjar tracking code would no longer be installed. Instead we suggest using a Script Installation Plugin.
Install with Hotjar Plugin
Go to Install Plugins from within your WordPress dashboard.
Look for the official Hotjar plugin.
Remember to backup your WordPress installation before installing any new plugins to your site.
Go to Hotjar Plugin dashboard.
This is the menu for your Hotjar plugin. You can find the site ID of your site, verify that it works and deactivate the plugin when needed.
Paste your Hotjar site ID.
Verify that your code is working.
The Hotjar plugin will automatically add the Tracking Code directly to your site. You can find it within your source code once it is verified.
Keep Tracking Code in mind when making design changes
If after you install the Tracking Code, your website undergoes a major design change check to ensure your Tracking Code is still installed.
Once your Tracking Code is installed
You can start using any of Hotjar's 8 features: Heatmaps, Recordings, Forms, Funnels, Polls, Surveys, Recruiters and Incoming Feedback. Have a look at the guides below to get started.
- Creating Your First Heatmap Report
- How to Start Recordings
- Creating Your First Form Report
- Creating Your First Funnel Report
- Creating Your First Poll
- Creating Your First Survey
- Creating Your First Recruiters Widget
- Starting to use Incoming Feedback