Super Simple Google Analytics

Description

This is a bare bones option for people who are looking to simply insert the basic Google Analytics tracking code into the head section of every page without any fuss.

I’ve only included the essential options; it’s not very exciting, but works reliably.

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Screenshots

  • The bare bones options page.
  • Where to find your Google Analytics account number.
  • Source of the tracking code inserted just before </body>.

Installation

  1. Download the latest zip file and extract the super-simple-google-analytics directory.
  2. Upload the this directory inside your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate ‘Super Simple Google Analytics’ on the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Click ‘Settings’ underneath the plugin or navigate to Settings > Google Analytics and insert your GA tracking code and click the checkbox to turn it on.
  5. That’s it.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Download the latest zip file and extract the super-simple-google-analytics directory.
  2. Upload the this directory inside your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate ‘Super Simple Google Analytics’ on the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Click ‘Settings’ underneath the plugin or navigate to Settings > Google Analytics and insert your GA tracking code and click the checkbox to turn it on.
  5. That’s it.
Can you add this feature I just thought of?

Possibly, I’m trying to keep this as simple as possible, but if it’s a really useful/uncomplicated feature that I’ve omitted I will definitely consider it.

Reviews

Doesn’t work at all if UA is 9 digits long

This plugin in spite of its simplicity appears to be outdated: I inserted my UA number (that Google assigned to my site) and the plugin accepted only the first 8 digits out of 9…. I realized that only after some days, when the statistics of my site were still stuck to zero!!
In addition to that, the support appears to be discontinued since some years.

If not updated, I think it better should to be removed from the repository, because it is completely useless and to be replaced by another plugin.

Plugin still works if your UA number does not exceed 99,999,999.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.7.2

  • Purely cosmetic update for WordPress 4.4

1.7.1

  • Added namespacing collision check
  • Minor updates for WordPress 3.5 update

1.7

  • Added i18n (multi-language) support
  • Recoded plugin as PHP class
  • Added function to save options when upgrading from very old versions

1.6

  • Added option to track integrated adsense stats.

1.5.1

  • Fixed an error causing malformed tracking code to be output.

1.5.0

  • Added a option to toggle tracking of logged in administrators.
  • Added internationalization language support.

1.4.2

  • Fixed error causing population of ALL settings links on plugin menu.

1.4.1

  • Fixed missing ‘ in Analytics code.

1.4

  • Added a location option for code insert.
  • Changed variable names for uniqueness.
  • Lowered insert priority to get closer to /head or /body tags

1.3.2

  • Fixed typo introduced in 1.3.1 update which can disrupt plugin meta links and throw an error in some situations.

1.3.1

  • Fixed Settings link using generic function name which might prevent plugin from being activated.

1.3

  • Added a ‘default values’ function for people doing multiple installations.
  • Clarified/additional code commenting.
  • Fixed weird line break printing in HTML source.

1.2

  • Added a Settings link directly to the plugins page for convenience.
  • Made the Settings page look more normal.
  • Changed maxlength of 2nd box to 3 characters (since someone might have more than 99 sites on the same Analytics account).

1.1

  • Fixed maxlength of 1st box (from 6 to 8 characters).

1.0

  • First released version.
  • There may still be bugs, but I can’t find any.