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the plugin doesn't works (7 posts)

  1. paolobi
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hello,
    the automatic option and manual option didn't work for me, and when I try to authenticate or to insert manually the code nothing happens.
    I don't understand why I failed, it's the first time that I have this problem.
    Can anyone help me?

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

  2. SoCalCreations
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I don't know about the automatic mode as I am a hands on Admin and work with Google a lot. You should have obtained a GA Tracking number that looks like UA-XXXXXX-X. That is the number that needs to be placed into the Manual area of this plugin.

    HOWEVER I did notice an intentional restriction about this plugin. If your UA number ends in anything higher than 8 this plugin does not insert the tracking code, which is wrong.

    See my post on this subject.
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/why-the-intentional-code-not-to-track?replies=1#post-4717983

  3. stephanmercury
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hi I am having the same problem, I added the Ua code and when i go to my google analytics account it says it cannot find it and my numbers are still zero.

  4. ConsiderThis1
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Similar problem, Google Analytics for WordPress finds only my first GA tracking code not my new one.

    Maybe this Plugin is no longer viable. ?????

  5. SoCalCreations
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I have given up on this plugin, less plugins faster site ;)

    While this might go over peoples heads, I recommend the new online Analytics class by Google https://analyticsacademy.withgoogle.com

    Anywho.... there are two ways to get around this depending on the JavaScript Code that Google Analytics (GA) state you need to use.

    NEWBIE STEPS:
    To Figure out your code login to your GA account, click on 'Admin' on the orange bar on the right side. You will see 3 columns, the first is your GA Accounts (you may have more than one, like me), the second column is where you need to be. Under the Property Box, select your site in the drop down. Then Click on 'Tracking Info'. At the bottom of that page will be your GA Code. Copy that in to Notepad or what ever text app you have.

    (ASIDE: learn more about the code go here https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1008083?hl=en&ref_topic=1008079)

    Now you can choose where to put it in your WP site, in the Header.php or the Footer.php.

    In your WP Dashboard go to "Appearance" and then "Editor"

    IF you are putting the code in the Header.php, look for the last line, it should say </head>. Place the code before that. The Analytics will report on pages on your site contacted, but may not load the entire page, which could throw off your analytics information. (HINT: Doing some research on GA you can learn a statement that will not send info to GA unless the whole page has loaded)

    IF you are putting the code in the Footer.php (which I recommend), the page will not execute the code until the pages of your site fully load. In the File look for </body> and place the code right before that.

    NOW you have reduced a plugin and got GA reporting (on the correct site).

    More resources:
    https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/advanced
    http://blog.kissmetrics.com/universal-analytics/

    My intention is NOT to upset the author, but provide a solution until the plugin has been modified to work properly. I certainly hope you will post when it is fix, since I am recommending people remove the plugin. I suggest to everyone to NOTIFY BELOW, so you can add it back in. The MAIN reason you would want it installed, is you don't have to remember to edit every theme you instal, it will just work, assuming it gets fixed.

    Sorry Yoast, your stuff is AWESOME, but as every developer knows, it also needs to be updated. Thanks for understanding.

  6. Ov3rfly
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    NOW you have reduced a plugin and got GA reporting (on the correct site).
    ...
    Sorry Yoast, your stuff is AWESOME, but as every developer knows, it also needs to be updated. Thanks for understanding.

    +1. Did the same thing today, plugin uninstalled, own code added. Thanks for your instruction!

  7. SoCalCreations
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Just an ADD NOTE....

    You can always use a theme that Supports Google Analytics...
    I have used Canvas by WooThemes and Thesis by DIYThemes

    There are lots of themes that have Google analytic support and many of them allow the ability to turn off internal Analytics and/or SEO if you use plugins like 'Google Analytics for WordPress' or 'Wordpress SEO'.

    Personally I test the speed (load times) of the site and see the number of requests and where it slows down, sometimes it's the plugins other times it is the theme itself.

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