BugHerd is a new, modern and sleek bug tracker designed specifically to help web designers and developers to visually describe the bug(s) in a layout

BugHerd WordPress plugin helps you to integrate BugHerd sidebar into your site/blog and also provide some basic backend administration to allow you to select different user levels to report a bug from visitors to administrators and to create/select projects within WordPress administration.

3 Simple steps to install BugHerd sidebar in WordPress

Downloading & Installing

Make sure you have an active account registerd with BugHerd and to enable Restful API access in case you want to use plugin API features like automatically downloading project information or creating a new project within WordPress administration

You can download and install BugHerd using the built in WordPress plugin installer by searching "bugherd". If you download manually, make sure it is uploaded to "/wp-content/plugins/bugherd/".

Activate BugHerd in the "Plugins" admin panel using the "Activate" link.

If you are using WordPress Multisite then plugin will allows you to copy the BugHerd settings from main site to subsites automatically or alternatively you can define individual settings in each site.

Obtaining integration key

Once you activated the plugin, it will ask you to provide integration key to activate BugHerd sidebar. You have two ways to do so

one enter your BugHerd username/password and click on reterieve project information button; this process require you to enable Restful API access

second if you already know your integration key, you can skip username/password form and click on "I know what is my integration key"; you can find integration key of your project in your BugHerd Account as demonstrated below.

WordPress BugHerd Project Sidebar integration key finder

Selecting integration key

If you have provided an username/password (API method), this step will provide you a list of active projects to select and the ability to add a new project to track bugs. Click on the project from the list and then click on save.

Otherwise plugin will expect you to paste the integration key you said you knew manually into the textarea and click on save.

WordPress BugHerd sidebar integration key selection

Configure your site

In this step plugin will expect you to authorize one or more user levels; who can report bug in your WordPress driven site.

If you are using WordPress Multisite, plugin will also allow you to copy your integration key and settings to sub sites; however you can still use different integration/project settings for each subsite if you want.

WordPress configuration


Here you go, now try visit your website and you can see sidebar at right hand side, start picking object and reporting bug!

WordPress BugHerd report interface