Analytics Control Plus

Description

Google Analytics can be operated in several modes:

  • Plain simple Google Analytics – usage of the site is tracked
  • Google Analytics with demographics tracking
  • Google Analytics with enhanced link attribution
  • Google Analytics with demographics and link attribution
  • Google Analytics with UserID session tracking
  • Google Analytics with Remarketing/Display Advertising
  • Universal Analytics (new version)
  • Universal Analytics with demographics tracking
  • Universal Analytics with enhanced link attribution
  • Universal Analytics with UserID session tracking
  • Universal Anlaytics with Remarketing/Display Advertising
  • Universal Analytics with ECommerce transaction tracking
  • Universal Analytics with demographics, link attribution, UserID session and ECommerce transaction tracking

To swap between these usually requires editing the Google JavaScript and ensuring you have everything correct, often requiring technical skills.

This plugin avoids the need to edit JavaScript by doing it all for you and thereby avoiding costly mistakes.
Plus it makes it easy to see exactly what you have enabled per site.

This plugin also:

  • Provides a fix for bounce tracking, in that an event gets generated after a configurable timeout once they have scrolled down the page. This way if the user is actually reading a page it won’t be counted as a bounce.
  • Allows you to turn off Google Analytics tracking for specific pages if required (i.e. privacy or performance).
  • Allows you to turn off Google Analytics for a set of request IP’s or subnets (i.e. your office), saves having to fiddle with IP settings in GA itself.
  • Allows you to turn off tracking by role (by default Administrator).
  • Add on JavaScript from other tracking services under the same display controls.
  • Support for event tracking

Plugin Home Page

Screenshots

  • Just enter your Analytics ID into the settings page, set the options and you are done.

Installation

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload analytics-control-plus.zip to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Unzip the zip file in place.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Go to Setting → Analytics Control+ to enter your Google Analytics ID and set the options.
  5. Make sure your settings on Google Analytics match what you have selected.

FAQ

Can I select the user type who is tracked?

Yes, this is in from version 1.4 onwards

How do I get help?

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Have an idea or suggested improvement?

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Reviews

Easy to Use

Easy to use, and does exactly what it is suppose to do. It also has additional customization features I have not found in other similar plugins. I have been using this specific one for the past 1+ years without any troubles. Thanks 🙂

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Contributors & Developers

“Analytics Control Plus” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

= 1.14 –
* event tracking shortcode added

= 1.13 –
* Can added on JavaScript from other tracking providers as needed
* Link to https://webcheck.aykira.com.au/ in settings screen

= 1.12 –
* Putting ?_noacp=y in the URL will stop tracking, great for screenshot scripts

= 1.11 –
* Fixes for const references

1.10

  • Support for remarketing/Display Advertising (AdWords)

1.9

  • Further fix for excluded IP’s whitespace issues

1.8

  • UA ECommerce transaction initialisation

1.7

  • Further fix for whitespace blank IP field

1.6

  • Support for UserID tracking in GA (thanks Keesjan!)

1.5

  • Bug fix with blank space in IP field

1.4

  • Support for role based exclusion from tracking.
  • Control over if the tracking code goes in the header or footer (defaults to header now).

1.3

  • Support for Universal Analytics – just set to Yes in the settings and its changed.

1.2

  • Can disable GA by request source IP if required.

1.1

  • Can disable GA per page if required.

1.0

  • Initial Release