This howto was originally contributed by jalenack
Setting up Mint to record stats for your WordPress blog is fairly easy. First thing to do is set up the MySQL database.
wp-config.php file in your main wordpress directory. This file contains the connection details needed to run WP. We’ll be lifting these details for Mint. Take note of the following:
// ** MySQL settings ** // define('DB_NAME', 'myblogdatabase'); // The name of the database define('DB_USER', 'username'); // Your MySQL username define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password'); // ...and password define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // ...and the server MySQL is running on
Now let’s copy the connection details to Mint. Open the
db.php file in the
config directory of Mint. Now, match the settings of WP to Mint.
$Mint = new Mint (array ( 'server' => 'DB_HOST', 'username' => 'DB_USER', 'password' => 'DB_PASSWORD', 'database' => 'DB_NAME', 'tblPrefix' => 'mint_' ));
For example, if your
DB_NAME in WordPress is ‘myblogdatabase’, then the fourth detail in the mint config should also be ‘myblogdatabase’, as you can see above.
That should get you all ready to go. Upload your Mint files if you haven’t already, and browse over to where you just put Mint. The installer should guide you through the main mint installation.
Next, edit your
header.php file of your theme directory. Your theme directory is located at
/wp-content/themes/<YOUR CURRENT THEME>/ .. Find the beginning
<head> tag. Right after that, or anywhere inside the
Alright, Mint should be tracking your hits now. Huzzah!
If you want to use the Local Search Pepper, it should be fairly easy to set up. Go to Preferences > Local Search and just add “/” to the first input and “s” to the second, and then click “Done”.