Written By: Adam Dince
In 2011, when Klout introduced its WordPress.com integration, I was bummed that there wasn’t a way to connect a self-hosted WordPress site. I toyed with different options for awhile, but there are more important priorities than Klout so it eventually it got away from me.
Today, Klout prompted me to re-connect my LinkedIn account, which reminded me that I’d never cracked the self-hosted WordPress connection nut. And this time–I got it. If you’re ready to get Kredit for the blood, sweat and tears you put in to your blog, follow the simple steps below:
Connect your self-hosted blog to WordPress.com
1. It goes without saying, visit WordPress and register for a free account.
2. Sign in-to your self-hosted WordPress blog’s dashboard. Typically, yoursite.com/wp-admin or /wp-login.php
3. Make sure that you’ve installed the Jetpack plug-in
4. On the left-hand side of the dashboard, click the Jetpack link. Then, click on the green “Connect to WordPress” button in the main Jetpack area.
5. Click on the blue “Authorize Jetpack” button
6. If the process completes, you should receive a notification that you’re connected to WordPress. Congratulations, you’re done with part one.
Ensure WordPress.com lists your self-hosted blog
1. Sign-in to WordPress.com
2. Click on “My Blogs” in the top nav and make sure that your self-hosted blog is showing up. If not, double check your Jetpack installation.
Connect Klout to your WordPress.com account
1. Navigate to settings, find WordPress.com and click the grey connect button on the right.
2. Select the correct blog to connect. Keep in mind, if you manage multiple WordPress sites, you can only connect one.
3. Klout will prompt you to log-in to your WordPress account
4. Klout will validate your WordPress.com connection and you’re all set.