How to configure Google Analytics with the WordPress

 

Description:

 

Google Analytics will provide you the detailed statistics of your site traffic and users. To make use of google analytics to your WordPress site first you need to sign up with the google analytics account from the linkhttp://www.google.com/analytics and get the unique tracking ID.

With the help of tracking ID, you can configure the Google Analytics for your WordPress website hosting.

 

There are two ways to configure the Google Analytics for your WordPress site:

  • By using a WordPress plugin

 

  • And by editing the WordPress website theme

 

By using a WordPress plugin:

There are several plugins from which you can enable the Google Analytics for your site, All you need to do is just specify the tracking ID and the rest of the things will take by the WordPress plugins.

 

There are some plugins as mentioned below:

  • Google Analytics for WordPress

 

  • Google Analyticator

 

  • Google Analytics

 

By editing the WordPress theme:

Plugins are convenient but they carry so many processes with them which affect the site performance If you do not prefer to use the plugin you can directly enable the Google analytics by editing them.

 

Follow the below steps to enable the Google Analytics by editing the theme:

  • First, you need to login to your Google Analytics account--->Click on Admin--->then click on tracking info--->And click tracking code--->Copy the entire code which presents in the tracking code box including the starting script <script> till the ending script </script>

  

  • Login to your WordPress as an Administrator.

  • Click on Appearance under the Dashboard--->Then click on editor--->Edit Theme page appears.

  • click on Header (header.php) under the Template.

  • Find the ending </head> tag and then paste the tracking ID code just above to the ending </head> tag which you have obtained from step 1

 

Finally, click on update file. Now Google Analytics will enable it on all the pages of your WordPress site.


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