Getting started

Welcome to Watchtower! We’re very excited that you’ve placed your trust in us to watch over your WordPress website.

First things first, lets get Watchtower setup on your website!

Step 1: Install the plugin

The first step is to download and install the plugin. Luckily, WordPress makes this really easy to do. Follow one of the installation methods below.

a. Manual install

Download the Watchtower plugin and upload it to the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress website.


b. WordPress plugin installer

Go to your WordPress dashboard and click Plugins and then click Add New.

Add New button inside the WordPress admin

Now, in the search box, type “Watchtower” and then hit return. Lastly, click Install Now next to the Watchtower plugin and then Activate.

Step 2: Activate and connect

The last step to all your monitoring and alerting needs is to connect to the Watchtower service. This is luckily just a couple of clicks away.

To connect, click the Watchtower link on the WordPress admin sidebar. You’ll be presented with the following prompt and a button to connect to Watchtower.

Connect to Watchtower
Connect your WordPress website to Watchtower

Click connect, and if you don’t have an account, at this point you can create a new account. After creating an account or logging in, you’ll be redirected back to the Watchtower dashboard and your WordPress website will be connected to the service.

Step 3: That’s all folks!

You’re now good to go! The next step is adding contacts so that you can receive alerts from Watchtower when things go wrong.