How To Connect Klout To Your Self-Hosted WordPress Blog

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How To Connect Klout To Your Self-Hosted WordPress Blog

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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

jet-pack-plugin

 

 

 

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.

Jetpack Connect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Click on the blue “Authorize Jetpack” button

Authorize Jetpack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.  If the process completes, you should receive a notification that you’re connected to WordPress.  Congratulations, you’re done with part one.

Connected to WordPress

 

 

 

 

 

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.

WordPress My Blogs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect Klout to your WordPress.com account

1. Navigate to settings, find WordPress.com and click the grey connect button on the right.

Klout Settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  Select the correct blog to connect.  Keep in mind, if you manage multiple WordPress sites, you can only connect one.

Select Domain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Klout will prompt you to log-in to your WordPress account

WordPress Login

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Klout will validate your WordPress.com connection and you’re all set.

WordPress complete


About Author

Adam

is a Digital marketing veteran located in the Twin Cities area.

6 Comments

Linda Ledbetter

April 21, 2014at 3:43 pm

This is a fantastic tutorial! Thanks for the info– it worked perfectly.

Adam

April 21, 2014at 3:43 pm

Thank you for the feedback, Linda! So glad it worked. Please keep in touch.

rachel

May 21, 2014at 11:12 am

Hooray it works! Thanks for this tutorial!

Adam

May 21, 2014at 11:14 am

So happy to hear!

Tony Zeoli

August 20, 2014at 8:30 am

Thanks for sharing this. I know it’s a little old, but I just stumbled upon it and was able to connect up my self-hosted WordPress site with Klout. Great evergreen content.

Adam

August 20, 2014at 10:10 am

Thanks Tony! Please let me know if you see an increase in your score.

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