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Installing the Watchful client

The Watchful client allows WordPress and Joomla websites to communicate with Watchful. This allows you to monitor and manage all of your websites from the Watchful dashboard.

Complete the following steps to add a site to the Watchful dashboard.

Add a WordPress site to Watchful

The Watchful Client is published on the WordPress plugin repository and is installed like all plugins on the repo: 

1. Log into your account at watchful.net.

2. Log into the administrative backend your WordPress site. Navigate to the Plugins > Add New area using the links in the sidebar. Search for Watchful Client in the search bar and click the Install Now button as shown below. 

watchful client install wp repo

3. Once installed, click the Activate button. 

4. When the installation/activation is complete, you will be redirected to the Watchful Settings page. Click the Add site to Watchful button as shown below. You will now be re-directed to the Watchful Dashboard which will now be displaying your site.

support client wordpress post install message 2017

Add a Joomla site to Watchful

1. Log into your account at watchful.net.

2. Visit the Downloads tab using the link at the top-right of the Watchful Dashboard.

3. Click the Download button to download Watchful Joomla Client 1.5, 2.5 & 3.x.

3. Log into the administrative backend your Joomla site and install the Watchful client as you would with any add-on using the native Joomla installer (Main Menu > Extension Manager).

4. On the post-install screen, click the Add site to Watchful button as shown below. You will now be re-directed to the Watchful Dashboard which will now be displaying your site.

support client joomla post install message 2017