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 sites. Unfortunately, it is not possible to add Olark to a 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.


  • There are other Olark plugins that are not officially supported by Olark. Make sure you select the correct one.
  • 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.
  • You can add API calls within the plugin by visiting: Settings > Olark Settings > Advanced API Settings