In this quick post, I’ll explain how easy we can get add the benefit of the Azure Application Insights to a word press site.

Before proceeding with the configuration, let us see what Application Insights is. It’s a web app monitor service that allows us to analyze the performance and exceptions of our website.


  • An active Azure subscription
  • An active Azure Application Insights service
  • An active WordPress blog


Plugin Installation

Add Application Insights plugin to WP site.

Add the Application Insights plugin to the WordPress site through the wp-admin page.

From the left-hand side menu, select PluginsAdd New

Search with the Keywords “Application Insights“,

and Install as the image below shows

Plugin Configuration

Configure Application Insights through the wp-admin page

The configuration is quite simple. You just have to copy the Instrumentation Key from the Azure Application Insights resource Overview blade and,

from the left side main menu, select SettingsApplication Insights,

paste the key into the Instrumentation Key textbox and click Save Changes.

View Data for your WordPress site

After a few hours, you can check your website insights data from the Azure Application Insights Overview dashboard.

Diagnose and Investigate exceptions in the WordPress site

Azure Application Insights give several tools to diagnose and investigate failed request exceptions on the server and client sides.

Server side

Client side

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