How to Install Outbrain’s Widget on WordPress CMS

Need some help with setting up your shiny widget through a WordPress CMS?

Follow these steps to see your widget live in no time!

Step 1

Log into your WordPress website.

Log into the webpage with administrator access- You can do this by appending /wp-admin/ to the end of your WordPress site’s URL.

Step 2

In the WordPress dashboard, navigate to the “appearance” tab. 

Hover over the appearance tab, and navigate into the “editor” tab.

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Step 3

Within the appearance tab, look for the file called Single Post (single.php) and click on it.

The file should be located on the list on the right-hand side of the tab

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Step 4

Now that you’re viewing the post content code, we need to replace the post’s code with the JavaScript that calls the Outbrain widget.

If the code is placed inside a PHP tag, it should be formatted as follows:

echo(‘<div class=”OUTBRAIN” datawidgetid=”AR_2″ dataobtemplate=”outbrain”

echo(‘<script type=”text/javascript”

If it’s outside the PHP tag you can paste it as is: 

Click on the “Update File” icon. This should make the widget active on the page.

<div class=”OUTBRAIN” datawidgetid=”AR_2″ dataobtemplate=”outbrain”
<script type=”text/javascript”

Click on the “Update File” icon. This should make the widget active on the page.

Step 5

That’s it! You are ready to go!

Be sure to check on your site to be sure the Outbrain widget is live on your page!


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