Support » Plugin: Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights » Requires Excessive Permissions and Won’t Authenticate on Most Servers

  • Mike D


    Older versions worked okay, but the latest is unusable.

    First, it requires granting way, way, way too many permissions on your Google Analytics account. For what? Reports you can get from your Analytics Dashboard. I have never once actually used the Monster Insights dashboard on any of the 200+ sites I’ve built and manage. Ever.

    Second, the authentication process on older versions worked. The latest does not. It’s blocked on most servers for the security risk. So, if you’re foolish enough to select “auto update” the plugin will stop working when it updates to Version 7.0.4. The author thinks I’m going to buy the Pro? Awww hell no.

    In my professional opinion, a better option is using the lightweight “GA Google Analytics” plugin.

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  • You can use manual UA code output instead of authenticating with Monster Insights.

    Thanks for the GA Google Analytics plugin suggestion, though.

    Plugin Author chriscct7


    The plugin keeps tracking on the update, you just have to reauthenticate to view reports. As someone else said if you don’t want to use the reports you can use manual UA, right below the authentication button. If your server has a rule blocking authentication, please get in touch with who you’re hosted with at our support site for Lite users at, though it works on the majority of hosts as our authentication count and Google daily quota usage can attest, since it’s just a WP remote post to followed by a simple listener on the way back, the same way most payment gateways operate.

    Again though, if anyone is having issues, we’re happy to help. Just send us a ticket at and we’ll be happy to make sure everyone is satisfied with MonsterInsights


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