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Adding Google Analytics?

  • I am very new to WordPress AND Google Analytics. I am trying to add their tracking code to my blog. I have read in other posts this code needs to go in the header.php (or some people say footer.php) of my theme. I have tried several times to paste this code, however it won’t save. There is a message below the code saying…’You need to make this file writable before you can save your changes. See the Codex for more information.’ When I click on the link, it is too technical for me. I have no clue what they are talking about or where to find these Permission Codes. Does anyone have any help? Thanks!

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  • I’d recommend using the plugin named “Google Analyticator”. It makes it easy to insert your Google Analytics code without having to worry about editing files. Just do a search for plugins in your WordPress Dashboard, install it, activate it, and follow the instructions it gives.

    Thanks JPry. I tried that too and it still doesn’t work. I think I’ll uninstall the plugin and try it again. Thanks for responding.

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