Simple Google Analytics Tracking

Description

Simple Google Analytics Tracking allows you to add Google Analytics to your WordPress site with only the Tracking ID. Once the Tracking ID is input the Google Analytics code is added automatically with your Tracking ID.

Simple Google Analytics Tracking does not track Editors and Administrators by default to prevent extra page views from showing up in your reports.
Editors and Administrators can be allowed through the sgat_output_ga_code filter.

Filters

sgat_output_ga_code: used to override the default user tracking setting.

Example Usage:

add_filter( 'sgat_output_ga_code', 'sgat_override_user_settings' );
function sgat_override_user_settings() {
  return true;
}


sgat_tracking_id: used to add the Tracking ID programmatically.

Example Usage:

add_filter( 'sgat_tracking_id', 'sgat_custom_ga_tracking_id' );
function sgat_custom_ga_tracking_id( $tracking_id ) {
  $tracking_id = 'UA-123456-7';
  return $tracking_id;
}


sgat_tracker_create_fields : Used to modify the information when creating the Google Analytics tracker.

Example Usage:

add_filter( 'sgat_tracker_create_fields', 'sgat_custom_tracker_create_fields' );
function sgat_custom_tracker_create_fields( $fields ) {
  $fields['siteSpeedSampleRate'] = 50;
  return $fields;
}


sgat_after_tracker : Used to add additional Google Analytics calls after the main tracker output.

Example Usage:

add_action( 'sgat_after_tracker', 'sgat_after_tracker_functionality’ );
function sgat_after_tracker_functionality() {
  echo "ga('send', 'event', 'MyCategory', 'MyAction', 'MyLabel', 50);";
}

Screenshots

  • Simple Google Analytics Tracking Admin screen

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the simple-google-analytics-tracking directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. In the “Settings” menu, go to “Google Analytics”
  4. Enter your Tracking ID in the “Tracking ID” input box and click the “Save Tracking ID” button
Can I include Editors and Administrators?

Yes, Editors and Administrators can be included by using the sgat_output_ga_code filter.

Can the Tracking ID be added programatically?

Yes, the Tracking ID can be changed with the sgat_tracking_id filter.

Can the Tracking Fields be added programatically?

Yes, the Tracking Fields can be changed with the sgat_tracker_create_fields filter.

Can additional tracking calls be added after Google Analytics?

Yes, additional tracking calls be added after Google Analytics is added with the sgat_after_tracker action.

Reviews

Simple, just how I wanted it.

I switched to Simple Google Analytics Tracking a few months ago because I wanted–well, I wanted simple tracking, without dashboards in my admin and a lot of settings. This does the job perfectly, and without tracking my own visits. Thank you!

Finally something simple

As Google continues to change the Analytics product, everyone’s documentation and interfaces become immediately obsolete. After the last hour of “open settings and click on xxxxxxxx” but xxxxxxxx isn’t there anymore, grey screens and blank screens, I found this one.

If you don’t need the hassle of API authentications and secret codes and whatever, but just want to paste in your tracking code already dammit, this is for you.

Slim McSlimmington

This plugin was recommended when I was looking for something super slim to get me away from the monster. This is my new go-to.

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Contributors & Developers

“Simple Google Analytics Tracking” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors