This plugin is highly configurable. With it you can add tracking to outbound links, download, and mailto links as well as see your stats from the past 7 days, 30 days, 60 days, and even 90 days.
Read through the list of all the features below to get a feeling of what this plugin can do. You can enable and disable all features individually, although the default configuration will suffice for most of the users
- Using new faster async Google Analytics tracking script.
- Supports tracking for single domain, multiple top-level domains, and subdomains.
- Automatic check-for-updates to warn you (on the UGA Options page) if your version of Web Ninja Google Analytics is out of date.
- Does not add the tracker code to the pages when a logged on user of a configurable userlevel requests a page. This can be used to ignore your own page views and not skew your statistics. (Default configuration ignores page hits from users level 8 and up)
- Add tracking to out links. You can also specify hostnames which should be considered internal (e.g. www.example.com, example.com and example.org). Links to these hostnames will be considered internal and the tracking event will not be added to those links. You can also specify the prefix to append to the link when sending it to Google Analytics so your outbound links will be logged to a logical directory structure. This way, you will be able to easily identify what pages visitors clicked on to leave your site. (The default configuration is to check outgoing links in the /out/ directory at Google Analytics)
- Add tracking to download links. You can specify which file extensions should be considered downloads. Only internal links to these filetypes will be tracked. Internal links are either relative links (without a hostname) or links to the hostnames you defined as internal. You can also specify the prefix to append to the link when sending it to Google Analytics so your download links will be logged to a logical directory structure. This way, you will be able to easily identify what files your visitors downloaded. (The default configuration contains a list of common file extensions to be marked as downloads. These are tracked in the /download/ directory at Google Analytics by default)
- Add tracking to mailto links. You can also specify the prefix to append to the link when sending it to Google Analytics so your mailto links will be logged to a logical directory structure. This way, you will be able to easily identify what mailto links your visitors clicked. (The default configuration is to track mailto links in the /mailto/ directory at Google Anaytics)
- Specify if the outgoing, download and mailto links should be tracked in the postings only, the comments, the comment author URL or any combination of these three.
- Adds a Dashboard Widget to your Admin Dashboard for easy access to your Google Analytic stats.
- Configure which users can view the Dashboard Widget but their user level.
- Shows basic stats such as Pageviews, Visits, Pages/Visit, Bounce Rate, Avg. Time on Site, and New Visits % as well as detailed stats such as Top Posts (with Pageviews), Top Searches, and Top Referers.
- Added support for Goal stat tracking.
- View individual basic stats on each post quickly in the Post admin section.
- Embed Pageviews over the past 30 days in the post with a shortcode. (Either by graph or by text)
- Option to add the extra code needed for Facebook Ads Campaign Tracking.
To embed Google Analytics data into a post use the following syntax: [wnga: option].
The following will be replaced by the number of pageviews for the current page or post over the past 30 days when embedded in that page or post:
The following will be replaced by a sparkline that represents the number of pageviews for the current page or post over the past 30 days when embedded in that page or post:
- Where can I get support for this plugin?
Support can be found here: http://josh-fowler.com/forum/
I try to watch this often and can answer any problems you have when I have time.
- More bug fixes. Fixed a php warning for wbga_debug, a syntax error in a function that rarely happens, and changed a <? to <?php that was causing problems on some systems.
- A few minor bug fixes.
- Please note that if you are having issues with your post or page admin panels loading slow this is due to all the data that google analytics has to send for your charts on each post or page. There is nothing that can be done to speed that up if you want the charts and stats there. There is an option in the settings to disable the display charts on the panels. That will prevent it from taking the time to download that data.
- Fixed a global variable issue that was showing up in log files.
- Changed the default time for rechecking stats from 60 seconds to 6 minutes.
- Please note that if you are having issues with your dashboard loading slow it is due to downloading data from Google Analytics. You can higher your cache timeout and it will download less often to help with this.
- Fixed an “Invalid argument supplied for foreach() on line 1928” error that a couple people were having.
- Added the option to disable the stats on the post and page admin pages.
- Using new faster async Google Analytics tracking script.
- If the plugin can not find a temp directory to use for making the charts it will use the wordpress upload directory.
- Now supports tracking scripts for single domain (by default), multiple top-level domains, and subdomains.
- Fixed a problem where some people couldn’t click the “Show” link on the Detailed Stats on the Admin Dashboard Widget
- Added a few more debugging lines in the code for easier debugging on anyone that has problems
- Added a Facebook “Like” button in the options. By clicking it you will get all of the latest updates by me to your Facebook News Feed
- Fixed a few grammar errors
- Added an option to change how many days are shown in the Post Admin Section
- First Release