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Unfortunately, an error occurred while connecting to Google (29 posts)

  1. Justus Albertus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Why am I getting this error message when I go to do this -> Google Analytics is not active. You must select which Analytics Profile to track before it can work.

    ERROR MESSAGE
    Unfortunately, an error occurred while connecting to Google, please try again:

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

  2. lvullers
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same here

  3. Justus Albertus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi lvullers. I can't help but think this should be made clear in the introduction video, installation instructions, or at the very least the FAQ for this plugin.

    You have to make sure that you go here http://www.google.com/analytics/ and set up an account. If you have a Gmail account, then sign-in and follow the prompts. This will establish the connection to your WordPress site.

    Hope this helps.

  4. Harish Chouhan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Not sure what you meant Justus. I am still not able to get this to work.

  5. Justus Albertus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Once I created my Google analytics account, I went back to the WP site admin tool and the option to select was now activated.

  6. Harish Chouhan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for your reply Justus.

    I already have my Google analytics accounts created few years ago. They are working well. Just cant get the plugin to work.

  7. Justus Albertus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What problem(s) are you having with it Harish?

  8. SpikeTheLobster
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Presumably, this is because of Google shutting down the old API that made authentication possible (Google Analyticator is also dead because of it). Guess we have to wait until someone updates their plugin to work with the new setup, then all rush to get that one.

    Until then, enter the code manually and just let it track. :)

  9. Harish Chouhan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hello Justus,

    I get this error Unfortunately, an error occurred while connecting to Google, please try again.

    I guess as Spike says the API issue. I hope someone makes a good plugin soon. I loved Google Analyticator which my clients loved too.

  10. Justus Albertus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Harish, If you're still having trouble, you might try this alternate solution.

    Spike, So what functionality are we getting from the Google Analytics for WordPress plugin? Is it just tracking visitors?

  11. Justus Albertus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is this the app that's not supported?

    Google Analyticator adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google Analytics logging on any WordPress blog. This eliminates the need to edit your template code to begin logging. Google Analyticator also includes several widgets for displaying Analytics data in the admin and on your blog.

  12. Harish Chouhan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello Justus,

    Google Analyticator does add the code. I am talking about general verification of Google Analytics for WordPress plugin.

    Due to the API change things have stopped working. Now only manual option is good.

    I loved Analyticator plugin as it had stats widget in the dashboard. The developer of it has announced that he would not longer support the plugin or further develop it.

    I have already began creating my own plugin as my clients really liked the dashboard stats since most don't want to login to Google analytics.

    I am not great in PHP, so I guess it would take me a month or more to first create a test plugin.

  13. macmonkeymark
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm in the same boat. I'm logged into my analytics account, but when I try to connect to a profile and grant access, it gives me an error.

  14. radial
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I as well, using a google account i've used for years, i have other even yoast plugins tracking other sites, but adding a new site today and get this error as well. thanks

  15. lukewarmmizer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same for me - I have a multisite setup and have successfully authenticated several of the sites, however I am getting the above error when trying to authenticate to add a new site.

  16. Raoul
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Got the same problem, after updating the plugin and trying to reconnect to Google Analytics, it's failing.

  17. mggrnt
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hi guys, did you try entering the UA code manually? under the button to authenticate with google, there is a checkbox with this option.

  18. jonworldaccent
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I had the same issue on installing this plugin.

    Took mggrnt's suggestion and entered the UA code manually.

    As far as I can see, this works perfectly. (I've checked and my Analytics is now receving data from my wordpress install.)

  19. Wonderful Wanderings
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    And where can i Find my UA code?:)

  20. Sunny999
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Your UA code is in your tracking code under the admin part of google analytics - here is some instructions http://support.google.com/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1032385

    I was also having the same prob with it not linking up to google, manually inputting it seems to have worked.

  21. pcbguy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I entered the UA code manually and it worked.

    Thanks all!

  22. katebuckland
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ive had the same issues... And, for some reason my UA code wouldn't be accepted. It appears to have too many digits... Any suggestions?

    I'd appreciate any help. Thanks! K

  23. orchardsharon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I couldn't get the google authentication to work, so I entered the UA number manually, but on Google Analytics it is telling me that Tracking is Not Installed. I have set up all the settings in the plug-ins, but am not sure what is wrong.

    My site is oldorchardconservancy.org, and it is using WordPress version 3.4.2, and the 4.2.8 Google Analytics for WordPress version.

    I looked at the movie, but it looked like it was for a different version.

    Thanks for your help.

  24. savage_god
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm having the same problem with my site http://www.webimpulse.co.uk. WordPress is updated to it's newest version and so are the plugins. I have no idea why it shouldn't work!

  25. sinkingfast
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm having the same problem with authentication and I've come to the conclusion - Uninstall Plugin NOW

  26. doublesharp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Manually entering the UA code should work just fine, the only piece that has been broken was the automatic loading of Account and Property information from Google for the credentials you have authorized.

    Not sure why it is taking so long to get fixed, but in the meantime I went ahead and fixed it myself if anyone cares to use it: http://justin.ag/technology/google-analytics-for-wordpress-fixed/

    It will require you to manually edit the plugin code, but just cut and paste, and if anyone wants an SVN diff file I can upload that as well.

  27. tinapaul
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This plugin works only if you input the UA code manually but I did not find any satisfactory features so deleted it and inserted the code in footer manually on my site toothpasteinreview.com and this is the same with or without the plugin. If you don't change your theme too often, I'd suggest you do the same.

  28. kboujai@yahoo.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm unable to get a UA code. When I hit the button to authenticate I get a message that says, "The application that directed you here claims to be Google Analytics for WordPress by Yoast. We are unable to verify this claim as the application runs on your computer as opposed to a website. We recommend you deny access unless you trust the application." I hit "Grant Access" anyway, then I get the message everyone else is getting.

  29. kboujai@yahoo.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry, you can ignore my question. I just went straight to Google Analytics and got a UA code. It's working fine now. Thanks.

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