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How to add a tracking script (8 posts)

  1. plrightsarticles
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Please advise me on where and how to install my tracking script. The script I want to install is "Stat Counter".

    I have tried to put it in using the rich text editor on my blog by updating html on static page on the site.

    I'm very techie challanged. Make it as simple and step by step as possible.

    Thanks for the help.

    Ken

  2. obscure
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Do you actually want to track stats for just one single page or the whole site?

  3. plrightsarticles
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Want to track the whole site.

    Ken

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/Statistics
    Read the descriptions and see what your need is.
    "Fire Stats" is way cool - delivering a lot of info if you choose. "WP-Shortstas" is a solid simple stat counter that resides in your admin panel.

    If you're running WP 2.1, make sure plugin has been updated for 2.1.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/Plugin_Compatibility/2.1

  5. obscure
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Want to track the whole site.

    OK StatCounter requires you to insert its code into a page just before the closing body tag. You don't do that using the page/post editor. You need to insert the code using the theme editor.
    Go to Presentation > theme editor.
    Select the file Footer.php and look through to see if it contains the lines
    </body>
    </html>
    If it does insert the statcounter code just before the body tag. Update (save) the file and you should be good to go.

    If not then you need to post saying what theme you are using.

  6. InnerCircle
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Is there anyway to add Google Analytics tracker to the web-based WordPress?

  7. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    yes. Add it to your theme, just like the post RIGHT above yours suggests.

  8. Alex Cragg
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    yeah, once you've signed up to analytics, get your javascript an put it in a template that appears on every page, eg footer.php etc

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