30suns makes it easy to start publishing incident reports on a status page.
This plugin makes it easy to embed your 30suns hosted status page into a normal WordPress page or post using a [thirtysuns] shortcode. You’ll need a [30suns.com Username](http://30suns.com/) to use it and you will need to define at least one service. Usernames are free to try with paid subscriptions available for businesses and commercial sites.
= Benefits of Publishing a Hosted Status Page =
If your organization is a solution provider, you understand that downtime can reduce customer confidence and impair your reputation. Hopefully, you can keep downtime to a minimum, but if you do have service outages, it’s imperative that you provide your users with access to real-time status updates.
Knowing your own service status is the first step and there are plenty of excellent monitoring tools like munin, statsd, graphite, and services like [Pingdom](https://www.pingdom.com/), [New Relic](http://newrelic.com/) and others that can assist with your internal service status tracking.
30suns completes the monitoring and reporting loop by providing your users with a centralized service health dashboard similar to the status pages that many professional platform and service providers publish, e.g., [Amazon Web Services](http://status.aws.amazon.com/), [Google Apps](http://www.google.com/appsstatus) and [Windows Azure](http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/service-dashboard/).
Publishing a status page will improve communication with your users and can even result in fewer support requests during outages.
30suns hosted status page includes additional benefits such as:
* Full-stack incident reporting, including Current Status, Status History and Scheduled Maintenance
* Account-level and Service-specific RSS Feeds
* WordPress plugin makes it easy to publish your dashboard directly from your WordPress site.
* Simple RESTful API lets you integrate easily with your existing monitoring environment
* No Risk – enjoy a free trial with no long-term contracts and pay-as-you-go pricing starting at just $7/mo
To get started, 1) register for a trial account at [30suns.com/register/](https://30suns.com/register/) and add at least one service, 2) install this plugin and enter your username in the settings area and 3) create a page with the shortcode [thirtysuns].