Record Contact Visit: A WordPress Plugin that works with Ontraport

I wrote a WordPress plugin that keeps a CSV log file at your website server of the cookied Ontraport contacts visiting your WordPress website. This plugin works in conjunction with Ontraport web page tracking.

The plugin records the following for each cookied visitor: 1) date & time of each visit (you specify the timezone), 2) the visitor’s Ontraport contact ID, and 3) the URL of each page visited.

This log file makes various analyses of contacts visits to your website/s possible; it also allows you to import data matching on contact ID in order to do things like give identified contacts a certain tag, add them to a campaign, add them to a sequence, etcetera.

Once you install the Record Contact Visit plugin, you will have a screen in your WordPress dashboard under Settings that looks like:

This dashboard screen gives you access to the CSV log file, as well as giving you a place to select the time zone you prefer used for the log’s date + time stamps.

Using the Plugin at your WordPress website

  1. You need to have an Ontraport account
  2. If you haven’t already, you need to install a Ontraport tracking script at your WordPress website–or alternatively, install the Pilotpress plugin
  3. Download the Record Contact Visit plugin
  4. Install and activate* the Record Contact Visit plugin
  5. Go to Settings > “Record Contact Visit” in the WordPress dashboard at the website where you’ll be using the plugin to modify the time zone (if you don’t want America/New York) and to view the contact visits CSV log file

Operational Notes

  • Log visits by contacts will immediately start being recorded as soon as you activate the plugin; if you don’t want to be using the America/New York time zone for date+time stamps, change that setting in the plugin ASAP.
  • If no Ontraport browser cookie exists for your website visitor (i.e., they haven’t filled out a form at your website; or they have, but now they’re using a different computer or browser), then the visit will not be recorded in the log file.
  • Please email me at mgm at if you have any questions or run into any problems trying to install the plugin.

Customer Case Studies

I’m really interested to hear how people end up using the plugin. Please come back to this post and share your stories (as comments on this post) about how you’re the plugin to do interesting and creative things!

*Installing a downloaded zipped WordPress plugin file:

From the WordPress plugin menu click on Add New:

Instead of searching for a plugin you can directly upload your
plugin zip file by clicking on Upload:

Use the browse button to select the plugin zip file that was downloaded, then click on Install Now. The plugin will be uploaded to your blog and installed. It can then be activated (find it on the Installed Plugins page and click the “activate” link under the plugin called “Record Contact Visit”).

If you find this plugin useful and would like to encourage me to provide other useful plugins for Ontraport and WordPress, please consider sending your appreciation to my PayPal account 😀.

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