You can set up Olark with the most popular blogging platform in the world. Add Olark to your WordPress site by following the simple steps below. If you’d like to learn more about how the WordPress plugin works, check out our Olark Live Chat for Wordpress plugin page.

Important: This tutorial is for self-hosted WordPress**.org** sites. Unfortunately, it is not possible to add Olark to a WordPress**.com** blog.

  1. Sign in to your WordPress admin panel.

    login screen

  2. Access Plugins > Add New from the menu.


  3. Search for ‘Olark Live Chat’

  4. Select ‘Install Now’ on the ‘Olark Live Chat’ plugin by ‘Olark’.

    Olark install now button

  5. Activate the plugin.

  6. Navigate to Settings > Olark Settings to add your Site ID and enable the chatbox Olark plugin panel

  7. Hit save, and you’re all set! If the chatbox does not appear immediately, try refreshing your website.


  • This plugin lets you change the language of the chatbox within the settings. If you use that localization option, it will over-ride any text you set in the Olark settings page:

Translate Setting/Option

  • You can also add API calls within the plugin by visiting: Settings > Olark Settings > Advanced API Settings

API setting/option for WordPress plugin

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