WordPress Plugin Makes it Easy to Add Pingdom Real User Monitoring to Your Site

Like so many of you, we’re big WordPress fans here, and now we’ve made it super simple for you to add SolarWinds® Pingdom® real user monitoring (RUM) to your WordPress site.

Using our recently updated plugin, you’ll get answers to questions like what browsers your visitors use; how many use tablets, mobile phones, or other devices; and where users are located around the globe. With this information, you can take steps to better understand users’ actual experience and improve your site performance.

RUM is available on all our plans, including the free trial, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t add this plugin to your WordPress site today.

What RUM Can Do For Your WordPress Website

If you have a website or blog running on WordPress, you’re in good company. WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world. Right now, over 75 million websites run on WordPress.

To make it incredibly easy for WordPress users to get started with their Pingdom RUM service, we’ve developed a WordPress plugin that helps you start collecting RUM data.

Here are the steps:

1. If you don’t have one already, create a Pingdom account.
2. Create a RUM site.
3. Install the plugin on your site following the instructions in the section below.

Voila! You are up and running with RUM collecting data from every visitor to your site.

Once the plugin is installed, you can view the results on the RUM page in your Pingdom control panel at my.pingdom.com.

Here are a few examples:

Real user monitoring dashboardCollect real performance data from your actual visitors across the globe with an incredibly simple setup.

Visitor Insights experience dashboardView a list of top pages and their performance.

Visitor Insights performance dashboardDrill down on specific page performance, including loading time, exit rates, and pageviews.

Filtered view of visitor insights.Filter by device, browser, or region.

In total, all the data RUM presents you with provides the actionable information needed to make updates benefitting all your visitors.

How to Install the Plugin

There are two ways you can install the plugin:

Option 1 – From Within Your WordPress Site

1. From your WordPress administration interface, go to Plugins > Add new. Once you’re there, search for “Pingdom” or “real user monitoring.”
WordPress admin interface search for real user monitoring.
2. Click “Install Now” and follow the instructions.
3. Now go to Plugins > Pingdom Real User Monitoring. There you’ll find further instructions for enabling RUM on your WordPress site, as shown in the picture below.
Instructions for enabling RUM and your real user monitoring site ID.

Option 2 – From WordPress.org

1. Download the plugin from here (it’s a zip file.)
2. Unzip the file you downloaded.
3. Upload the full directory called “real-user-monitoring-by-pingdom” into your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
4. Activate the plugin at the plugin administration page.
5. Now follow the same instructions as in Option 1, step 3.

Want More Information?

We’re quite excited about this plugin, and believe it’ll help us all make WordPress sites faster and more reliable. Many of our Pingdom customers have an e-commerce business and, as you can imagine, RUM is crucial to them and anyone else with an online business.

We’re also available to answer any questions you may have about RUM, end user monitoring, or any other services. If you have any WordPress-related questions, we recommend referring to the WordPress forum. Regardless, you can always contact our support team.


  1. Excellent, i have tried RUM for a few days now, and it is simply excellent! Is there an API against for too?

  2. Ok, i will keep my eyes open, we at domaintower.se is really interested in letting our users import this kind of data. We are soon implementing the pingdom php wrapper we found, to import data from your uptime monitor 🙂

  3. Really love this plugin and also all the tools to Pingdom. Works perfectly!
    I only have one complaint, the free account only allows you to monitor a single site. Most managers have dozens of sites, the monitor would be cool at least 5 sites, so I can compare results before performing the upgrade.
    I know I can create different accounts, but serial cool this limit of 5 sites, nor to diminish some features such as real-time reports, or something else.
    Congratulations by the tool

  4. Great plugin – another valuable tool from Pingdom. You might want to remove the deprecated argument from the load_plugin_textdomain function call on line 111 – it’s throwing notices.

    1. Sorry – I mean add ‘false’ to stop the correct argument being parsed as the deprecated one.

  5. Good news and I am a kind of envy to the clients of Pingdom because the company is developing so fast and they offer more and more options every day. I have the monitoring software Anturis, but they are very hard and I hope that very soon they will present a feature of their software.

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