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[resolved] Dashboard widget no longer authenticates (45 posts)

  1. webaware
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    G'day, thanks for the nice plugin.

    Sometime between last night and this morning (Aussie time) the dashboard widget stopped being able to authenticate. The settings page still says that the plugin/website has been authenticated, but the dashboard widget gives the "No Analytics account selected. Double check..." message.

    I've checked a few sites that other people run, and they've got the same issue, so I'm pretty sure it's not just me :)

    cheers,
    Ross

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analyticator/

  2. therealstevedavis
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, Ross, same here. Am hunting for an alternative.

  3. grafica.villcom
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Me too.... :(

  4. jlandells
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same here

  5. grafica.villcom
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I read somewhere that google changed its API into 3.0 and so all wordpress plugin using the old version of API crushed. The problem is there is no plugin updated for this kind of API. I just tried more than 10 plugins and none works for me. The only on is Google Analytics for WordPress by Yoast but it does not have a dash widget.
    Tell me if you find a permanent solution!

  6. Mikko Virenius
    WordPress-asiantuntija
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same here - hopefully the plugin will be updated soon to use the latest version of the Google API.

  7. grafica.villcom
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I hope so!

  8. Over Lord
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yep, can't auth. Please provide working alternatives here, ill search as well :)

  9. jlandells
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So, it seems that the author has officially announced that he no longer has time to re-architect this plugin and has suggested that someone else pick it up to do the necessary modifications.

    I'm interested in looking at it myself, but that will involve a learning curve to understand how he's architected it originally, and what needs to be changed. So no promises on timescales or even IF I'll find that necessary time....

    -John.

  10. jlandells
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    BTW, here's the official announcement, in case anyone wants to read it:

    http://ronaldheft.com/2012/06/saying-goodbye/

  11. AmyLFT
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you find an alternative, I'd love to hear about it. Am sad about this one, but understand the reasoning...

  12. webaware
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @jlandells: thanks for the explanation and link; now I know. I wonder how hard it would be to update to the new API? Will investigate when time permits.

    @everyone: it's not the end of the world, this plugin still functions just fine other than the dashboard widget. No need to thrash around looking for something else, someone will undoubtedly patch this plugin for the new API and get the dashboard widget working again.

  13. Iamhere
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The plugin author is in discussion with a new owner - so stay tuned for an announcement soon and I am sure the new developer is planning to rectify the issue ASAP.

  14. andersvinther2
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The plugin Google Analytics Dashboard (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analytics-dashboard/) is still working...

    Prefer the way this plugin does things though :-)

  15. NikolaAnne
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is sad, this is an excellent plug-in. Deactivating with a heavy heart.

    I hope someone that has the time to re-engineer the API calls can run with it.

  16. andersvinther2
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    As mentioned the GA tracking still works... it's only the dashboard that has stopped working...

  17. dancriel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  18. andersvinther2
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmm... Google Analytics Dashboard is still working on a site where it was already installed... but I also can't authenticate on a new install...

  19. Ramzii
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Duuude, same issue.

    Stopped working on all my sites!

    Where do I donate to get this fixed?!?

  20. You don't. As mentioned above the (great, cool, recommended it to all my friends) Google Analyticator plugin is done.

    http://ronaldheft.com/2012/06/saying-goodbye/

    It's a shame, but that's the author's decision. Time to say "Thanks Ronald Heft for all the hard work!" and move onto another one. ;)

    Search for a different plugin instead.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=Google+Analytics

    This one is supported and Joost de Valk does great work and support.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/

  21. Ramzii
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    O wauw, what a great loss for the community. I loved this plugin.
    But indeed, I fully understand and respect the wishes of the plugin-author. Thanks for your great work and all the best in the future.

    Lets hope someone will pick up his opensource coding and proceed according to the new Google API.

    Thanks for the recommendation Jan, but the Joost de Valk plugin isnt offering the same statistics in the WordPress dashboard, is it?

  22. Thanks for the recommendation Jan, but the Joost de Valk plugin isnt offering the same statistics in the WordPress dashboard, is it?

    I'm not entirely sure... I use Joost's plugin for getclicky analytics and that does have a built in dashboard.

    Give that GA one a try, I've never been dissatisfied with any plugin from Joost.

  23. budparr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You guys might want to check out Mailchimp's GA plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/analytics360/

  24. dancriel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Google Analytics Dashboard is working for me with the latest update.
    http://www.ioncannon.net/projects/google-analytics-dashboard-wordpress-widget/

  25. kenschmidt
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    JetPack might be an option ?

  26. illusiodesign
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Google Analytics Dashboard is working for me as well.

  27. helloari
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Google Analytics Dashboard is working for me
    It sure would be nice ot have this functionality combined with the great features of Google analyticor. I sure hope Yoast takes this on - that would be a great addition to his plugin...

  28. uisneach
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Most of the Google Analytics WordPress plugins that authenticate with Google need to have their API updated to the latest version. So Google Analyticator, Yoast's plugin and Mailchimp 360 all need some modifications to authenticate correctly.

    However, Google Analytics Dashboard has been updated to use the latest API
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analytics-dashboard/
    Perhaps someone could port his API calls to the Google Analyticator code?

    Here is information on what code needs to be changed as part of this API migration.
    https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/articles/gdata-migration-guide

  29. macgamer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just wanted to add another vote for using Google Analytics Dashboard. I've installed it and authenticated it, and unchecked "Google Analytics Summary". I've now got the dashboard from the new plugin, with all the data collection still handled fine by the original one.
    As an aside, having the analytics data next to each post in the post list in admin is a great feature.

  30. Jeremy Clarke
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Heft is being pretty vague, but he's posted a couple comments on that "Goodbye" article implying that an update is coming.

    http://ronaldheft.com/2012/06/saying-goodbye/#comment-566

    Saturday, August 25th, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    Stayed tuned. I should hopefully have some good news to announce on the future of Google Analyticator next week. ~

    Then later:

    Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    Check back September 10th. :-)

    Hopefully what he's getting at is that someone contacted him and promised to have an update to use the new API by the 10th. I'm crossing my fingers to not have to find another plugin that does all these things.

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