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Site provisioning API reference

The Plausible Site provisioning API offers a way to create and manage your sites in your Plausible account programmatically. It currently allows these operations:

  • Create a new site
  • Delete an existing site
  • Get a site by domain
  • Find or create a shared link by name
  • Find or create a goal by type and value
  • Delete an existing goal

Each request must be authenticated with an API key using the Bearer Token method. Currently, this API is in private preview and therefore it's not possible to acquire an API key through the dashboard. Please contact us to get an API key with permissions for the endpoints listed in this document.

Endpoints

POST /api/v1/sites

Creates a site in your Plausible account.

Try it yourself
curl -X POST https://plausible.io/api/v1/sites \
-H "Authorization: Bearer ${TOKEN}" \
-F 'domain="test-domain.com"' \
-F 'timezone="Europe/London"'
Response 200 OK
{
"domain": "test-domain.com",
"timezone": "Europe/London"
}

Post body parameters


domain REQUIRED

Domain of the site to be created in Plausible. Must be a globally unique, the request will fail if the domain is already taken.


timezone optional

Timezone name according to the IANA database. Defaults to Etc/UTC when left blank.


DELETE /api/v1/sites/:site_id

Deletes a site from your Plausible account along with all it's data and configuration. The API key must belong to the owner of the site.

Try it yourself
curl -X DELETE https://plausible.io/api/v1/sites/test-domain.com \
-H "Authorization: Bearer ${TOKEN}"
Response 200 OK
{
"deleted": "true"
}

GET /api/v1/sites/:site_id

Gets a site from your Plausible account. The API key must belong to the owner of the site.

Try it yourself
curl -X GET https://plausible.io/api/v1/sites/test-domain.com \
-H "Authorization: Bearer ${TOKEN}"
Response 200 OK
{
"domain": "test-domain.com",
"timezone": "Europe/London"
}

Finds or creates a shared link for a given site_id (use the site domain as the ID). This endpoint is idempotent, it won't fail if a shared link with the provided name already exists.

Try it yourself
curl -X PUT https://plausible.io/api/v1/sites/shared-links \
-H "Authorization: Bearer ${TOKEN}" \
-F 'site_id="test-domain.com"' \
-F 'name="Wordpress"'
Response 200 OK
{
"name": "Wordpress",
"url": "https://plausible.io/share/site.com?auth=<random>"
}

Body parameters


site_id REQUIRED

Id of your site in Plausible.


name REQUIRED

Name of the shared link.


PUT /api/v1/sites/goals

Finds or creates a goal for a given site_id (use the site domain as the ID). This endpoint is idempotent, it won't fail if a goal with the provided name already exists.

Try it yourself
curl -X PUT https://plausible.io/api/v1/sites/goals \
-H "Authorization: Bearer ${TOKEN}" \
-F 'site_id="test-domain.com"' \
-F 'goal_type="event"' \
-F 'event_name="Signup"'
Response 200 OK
{
"domain": "test-domain.com",
"id": "1",
"goal_type": "event",
"event_name": "Signup",
"page_path": null
}

Body parameters


site_id REQUIRED

Id of your site in Plausible.


goal_type REQUIRED

Type of your goal, accepts only one of the following values: event or page


event_name REQUIRED only if goal_type is set to event

Actual value of your the event name of your goal


page_type REQUIRED only if goal_type is set to page

Actual value of the page path of your goal, also accepts wildcards for type page


DELETE /api/v1/sites/goals/:goal_id

Deletes a goal from your Plausible account. The API key must belong to the owner of the site. The site must owned by the current user.

Try it yourself
curl -X DELETE https://plausible.io/api/v1/sites/goals/1 \
-H "Authorization: Bearer ${TOKEN}" \
-F 'site_id="test-domain.com"'
Response 200 OK
{
"deleted": "true"
}

Body parameters


site_id REQUIRED

Id of your site in Plausible.