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Installing and Setting up the Stream Deck WhatPulse Plugin

The Stream Deck WhatPulse plugin allows you to integrate their WhatPulse statistics directly into your Stream Deck device. With this plugin, you can monitor key and click statistics, network usage, rankings, and unpulsed stats in real-time. Additionally, it provides buttons for opening the WhatPulse window and pulsing. In this article, we will guide you through the installation and setup process for the Stream Deck WhatPulse plugin.

Before you begin, make sure you're running WhatPulse v5.6 or above.

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Enabling the Client API in WhatPulse

Before proceeding with the Stream Deck plugin installation, we need to ensure that the Client API is enabled in the WhatPulse settings. Follow this article for the exact steps.

Downloading the WhatPulse Plugin from the Stream Deck Marketplace

Once the Client API is enabled, we can proceed with downloading and installing the WhatPulse plugin from the Stream Deck Marketplace. Here's how:

  1. Launch the Stream Deck Marketplace by clicking this link.
  2. If you haven't already, sign into the Marketplace with your Elgato account.
  3. Click the "Get" button on the WhatPulse plugin page to begin the installation process.
  4. Follow any on-screen prompts to complete the installation.

Placing WhatPulse Buttons on the Stream Deck

Now that the plugin is installed, we can proceed with placing the desired buttons on your Stream Deck device. These buttons will display various statistics from your WhatPulse account. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Stream Deck application if it's not already open.
  2. Locate the Stream Deck sidebar on the left side of the application window.
  3. Click on the WhatPulse category to reveal the available buttons.
  4. Drag and drop the buttons you want to see onto your Stream Deck device from the sidebar.
  5. Arrange the buttons as desired on your Stream Deck device.
  6. Take note of the two input fields present for each Stream Deck action button:
    • The Header field allows you to add custom text on each button, providing additional context.
    • The Client API field should contain the URL to the WhatPulse Client API, which is typically pre-populated and does not require any changes unless you have modified the Client API's listening ports in WhatPulse settings. This is also a global setting, so you only have to edit it once on a random button, and it'll work for all other buttons as well.
  7. Repeat steps 4-7 for each button you wish to display.

Checking the Connection Status

To verify if the Stream Deck is successfully connected to WhatPulse via the Client API, the plugin provides an information box on each buttons' configuration page. If connected, you will see Connected to WhatPulse. If not connected, ensure the Client API URL and other settings are correctly configured and try reconnecting.

With the Stream Deck WhatPulse plugin correctly set up, you can now conveniently monitor your WhatPulse statistics, rankings, real-time data, and perform relevant actions with the press of a button on your Stream Deck device. Enjoy the seamless integration between the two!