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Configuring Mint for WordPress

Posted on Feb 04, '09 at 03:57 pm


i’m trying to install Mint on my wordpress site but the plugin doesn’t exist anymore. Do i have to do it manually? And on every page? (so this mean every page accesible from the theme editor in the wordpress admin?)


@FAKE Magazine:

As of about 30 seconds ago, the uMint plugin is still available: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/micromint

Posted on Apr 09, '09 at 12:33 am

I was having problems installing Mint 2.17 along with my WordPress install. I originally thought it was funkiness with my WordPress config or .htaccess file. Neither appeared to be the case.

If anyone is having problems with 404’s or Internal Server Errors, try a reinstall. In many cases when I install web scripts I can unzip to my local desktop, modify the config files, then upload. For this to work I had to upload the zip file, unzip on the server, then edit the config files. Worked like a charm and solved both issues.

Hope it helps someone.

to what folder on my server do i upload the mint folder to?

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Apr 13, '09 at 09:24 am

The same folder you uploaded the Mint Server Compatibility Suite to. It will vary from server to server but you should upload Mint to where ever results in it being accessible at yourdomain.com/mint/.

Hey Shaun,

Is there any way to install mint in a directory other than root? With WordPress, you can move your wp-content directory away from the actual WordPress install. In theory, you could host multiple sites using one WordPress installation, and simply give access to the various wp-content folders in other directories. Unfortunately, because it appears mint has to be in the root, there’s no easy way to have everyone install their own. It would be ideal if mint could be installed in a different directory, in which case each user would simply put the path to each of their versions in their header.php.


Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on May 07, '09 at 09:23 am

Mint does not have to appear in root. You can put it wherever you want.

Just bear in mind that all the documentation and some Pepper have defaults that assume Mint will be in the root in a folder named /mint/ so you will have to update those paths where appropriate.

one of my clients who has been using mint for sometime has recently started a wordpress blog on her website. is it necessary to to install these plugins to track visitors or can i simply alter the header tag and place the javascript within the header and track the results like i have traditionally done at the client’s website/mint ?

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Jul 22, '09 at 10:40 am

The plugins are not necessary. They just server to simply installation for the less savvy user.

For those visually oriented, I created WordPress Mint configuration instructions (with screen shots) and posted them here: http://abettermanual.com/2009/08/28/ins … -wordpress

I’ve been searching across the web for a WordPress plugin which supports the Bird Feeder pepper.

Does such a plugin still exist, or am I stuck with modifying the core WordPress files? (which I really have no interest in doing)

Posted on Sep 10, '09 at 12:28 pm

My mint configuration (with Ámint) stopped working to weeks ago.

I have a doubt that this has something to do with the last WordPress Update 2.8.4.

Does anyone has similar problems?

Shaun, Do you have a new Mint plugin for Wordpress? The link (above) says your account has been suspended.

Additionally, how can I share Mint tracking results with a client? David

I downloaded the plugin for Wordpress. Tried to activate but got a fatal error message within the plugin.

The plugin requires php 5. If you got anther error, please send it along.

Posted on Dec 09, '09 at 01:32 pm

Is there a simple walk through for installing? I was hoping that I could just install the plugin through the WP Dashboard Plugin interface, but that isn’t working.

So apparently I have to slog through all the cPanel stuff?

I am having the common issue that appears in this thread. I installed to domain.com/mint/ ran the install (went great) hit done and got a 404 error for my website.

Hit up the forums, read some posts, and added a .htaccess file to the /mint/ directory with the following: php_value auto_prepend_file none

RewriteEngine   off

The problem is that I am still getting a 404 from my primary site. Is it possible that the problem is that I use the www version for my site, but mint only wanted the non-www in the setup.

As a note, I have other things installed in subfolders on my domain and I can access them with no issues. It is only the mint that I am having an issue with.

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Dec 14, '09 at 10:30 am

@DCW: You will need to FTP Mint to your server following the instructions in the README.txt included in the Mint download.

@Digital Pure: It sounds like you may have added the RewriteEngine off to your root .htaccess file. Make sure the addition was made to /mint/.htaccess.

Posted on Feb 28, '10 at 07:22 am


I just wanted to ask why the mint tracking js code must be placed within the head tag at the top of the page and not at the bottom of the page before the end body tag like other scripts such as google analytics? There are plenty of best practices websites that propose placing such scripts at the bottom for faster loading of web pages. Is it okay to place mint js at the bottom too?

Many thanks.

Posted on Jun 25, '10 at 09:49 am

Well, is it necessary to use same database as WP? I am looking to buy a license but want to confirm that a separate DB can be used.

Posted on Jun 25, '10 at 06:17 pm

Yes, a separate database can be used for Mint.


A few days ago, my mint stopped recording visits. I am wondering if this had anything to do with my upgrading to Wordpress 3.0.

Anyway, I tried updating to the latest mint, and that didn’t help.

I reinstalled the latest mint and it still doesn’t work.

Now when I try to log in, regardless of the browser, I get bounced right back out.

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Aug 02, '10 at 10:19 am

To resolve the login issue, delete any MintAuth cookies you set by your domain or variations of your domain (including www. and . prefixed versions of the domain).

When you upgraded WP did you remember to include the Mint JavaScript include in your new templates? Visit yourdomain.com/mint/?instructions to complete that step (accessible via the “Instructions” button in your Preferences as well).

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