How do I connect Klipfolio and WordPress?

You can set up a connection between Klipfolio and your WordPress data to display your blog metrics on a dashboard.

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What options do I have for visualizing my WordPress data?

Create data visualizations based on pre-built options or build your own. The choice is yours!

Pre-built by Klipfolio

Take advantage of our pre-built data sources to gather the data most meaningful to you.

  • WordPress pre-built data sources: Data sources provide the foundation for Klip building, so we suggest you create a data source as a first step (before building Klips and adding them to your dashboard). Our pre-built data sources focus on the most sought-after WordPress data and are found on the Service Connectors page, available from this link or from your list of data sources. When you select a service connector from this page, the data source for that service is automatically added.

Custom-built by you

Taking the time to learn how to create your own data sources and Klips unlocks your data and enables you to control, manipulate, and transform it, leading you to unprecedented insights into your business.

  • Custom data sources: When you create a custom data source, you can either use the pre-built data source as a starting point from which to write your own query or you can write your own queries from the ground up and build a data source from scratch. You create custom-built data sources in the Service Connectors page, accessible from this link or from your list of data sources.
  • Custom Klips: Using our Klip Editor, you can construct and manipulate your data, including integrating multiple data sources, to produce unique, custom-built data visualizations. You create custom Klips from either your list of Klips or your Dashboard.

Regardless of whether you choose pre-built, custom-built, or a combination of both, before you can start building Klips and dashboards you need to connect to WordPress data in Klipfolio.

How do I connect to WordPress data in Klipfolio?

When you connect your WordPress data to Klipfolio, you will be prompted to connect your WordPress account by entering your username and password.

Doing so will create a token that enables Klipfolio to securely access your WordPress account. Your token looks like George@WordPress. You can use and reuse the same token every time you connect to WordPress.

Note: You manage your connections (tokens) to WordPress in Klipfolio under Connected Accounts in the Account section.

How do I add a WordPress pre-built data source?

To add a WordPress pre-built data source:

  1. Navigate to the Service Connectors page in Klipfolio and choose WordPress from the list.
  2. Select a pre-built data source from the left section of the Pick a Data Request page.
  3. If this is your first time connecting to WordPress:
    • Click Connect an Account. Enter your WordPress login credentials and click Next. If prompted, click Allow Access to enable Klipfolio to securely access your WordPress data. Click Next Step.
  4. If you have connected to WordPress before:
    • Select an existing connection (token) from the drop-down list and click Next Step.
  5. On the Configure Data Source page, enter your WordPress Site Title (For example, yoursite.WordPress.com) where applicable.
  6. Click Submit or, if you want to modify the pre-built data request, click Switch to Custom settings.
    Note:If you switch back to the Basic settings page after making changes in the Custom settings page, your changes will not be saved.

If you clicked Switch to Custom settings:

  1. On the Configure Data Source page, modify the Query URL to get the data you want. You can use the existing information in the Query URL text box as a base. It was auto-filled based on the pre-built data source you selected on the Pick a Data Request page
  2. Click Submit.

Note: In addition to your unmodelled data source, you can create a modelled version of your data source at this stage. To create a modelled data source, ensure that the checkbox next to Model this data source is selected before clicking Continue.

To learn more about creating a modelled data source, click here.

If you want to edit a data source that you already created, check out How to edit or reconfigure a data source, and get step-by-step instructions.

How do I create a WordPress custom-built data source?

If you choose to create a custom WordPress data source, you may need to enter your WordPress site domain into a specific spot in the query.

Your WordPress site domain is the portion following the http:// or https:// in your WordPress URL. For example, yoursite.WordPress.com.

To create a WordPress custom-built data source:

  1. Navigate to the Service Connectors page in Klipfolio and choose WordPress from the list.
  2. On the Pick a Data Request page, click Create a custom WordPress data source.
  3. If this is your first time connecting to WordPress:
    • Click Connect an Account. Enter your WordPress login credentials and click Next. If prompted, click Allow Access to enable Klipfolio to securely access your WordPress data. Click Next Step.
  4. If you have connected with WordPress before:
    • Select an existing connection (token) from the drop-down list and click Next Step.
  5. On the Configure Data Source page, adjust the Query URL information to replace any generic placeholder query information with your own. For example, replace <yourSiteDomain> with your site domain.
  6. Edit the Query URL to return the data you need. Refer to the WordPress API documentation for details.
  7. Click Submit.

Note: In addition to your unmodelled data source, you can create a modelled version of your data source at this stage. To create a modelled data source, ensure that the checkbox next to Model this data source is selected before clicking Continue.

To learn more about creating a modelled data source, click here.

If you want to edit a data source that you already created, check out How to edit or reconfigure a data source, and get step-by-step instructions.

How do I create a WordPress data source from scratch?

You can choose to build a data source from scratch. Klipfolio connects to hundreds of services in the cloud that have a REST API. If you take the time to learn your service’s API to create queries for the data you want, your possibilities are endless. Here’s a quick overview video on APIs and Klipfolio:

Klipfolio API's 101

If you need assistance using APIs, enlist a data analyst or developer.

Use the WordPress API Console to build and test your queries before you use them to bring data into Klipfolio.

Refer to the WordPress API documentation to discover more data requests.

When you are happy with your query, click Submit, and then save and name your new data source. You're now ready to use it to build a WordPress Klip.

See the reference table below for API related information and sample queries.

API Documentation WordPress API documentation

API Explorer

WordPress API Console

Authentication Method

OAuth Token Authentication
Response Format JSON

Date Format:

In the WordPress API, Date is only available as a field and not as a query parameter. The data returned from the WordPress API is in reverse chronological order.
Sample Queries

Posts and specific fields for each post:

https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1.1/me/posts?fields=ID,site_ID,author,like_count,author,date,content,sticky

Get a list of stats, metrics and insights:

https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1.1/insights

How do I create a WordPress custom Klip?

You create custom Klips from either your list of Klips or your Dashboard. You choose a data visualization format, for example, a pie chart, gauge, or table, and decide whether you want to use an existing data source or create a new one. In the Klip Editor, there are limitless opportunities to modify, relate, and display your data. See the following related articles for more information and get building!

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