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Google Analyticator

Easily view your Google Analytics and real-time statistics inside WordPress! Makes it super simple to add your tracking code too.

10 reviews
Average Rating
4 out of 5 stars
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Bundled with annyoing ads
By , for WP 4.2.2


just putting some ads and showing an annyoing banner all the time (SumoMe) ....

Needs work / attention
By , for WP 4.2.1

I manage 50+ WordPress sites every month, and run lots of marketing campaigns on them. I'm perfectly happy to pay for a pro plugin if it means I get a pro product.

This looked like the right tool to use for a handful of current projects, plus more in the future.

I pulled my wallet out and headed over to http://www.analyticatorpro.com/ to buy the pro plugin.

First impressions:
- Slides were being cropped
- Typos on the page ("Lean more" instead of "Learn more")
- No support forum
- No contact page
- Circular links on the feature blurbs (ie all four selling point icons just link back to the homepage. Why make them links?!)
... Ok... confidence rapidly evaporating... now the deal breaker:
- Of the two links to the pro plugin, the one that didn't just link back to the homepage went to a 404 error (http://www.analyticatorpro.com/pro/)

I appreciate that things might be running on a lean budget, but I couldn't even find a way to let you know discretely (ie a contact page). So here I am publishing this on a support thread instead.

When I came to the support forum here, I saw "1 of 12 support threads resolved in the last two months".

Sad face.

This kind of plugin attracts serious businesses with serious budgets. You could be making good coin from this. But the wallet is now back in my pocket.

If you've moved on to other projects, then make it known so we can look elsewhere.

Good luck getting some of this worked out.

caused "Error establishing a database connection"
By , for WP 4.0.1

This plugin broke my website and caused by causing the following error: "Error establishing a database connection."

I installed Google Analyticator and activated it yesterday. This morning when I went to my website, it was down and I received this error message. When I searched for this error on my host's troubleshooting section, and it said it's often caused by 3rd party software. The only thing I had changed recently was adding this plugin. I deleted the plugin from my cPanel, and the error stopped and functionality was restored to my website.

No support for blocking bugs
By , for WP 3.9

I really liked this plugin until we found a big blocking bug: When customizing the google analytics code (in the before tracking initialization textbox), some HTML characters are introduced that make the javascript code crash.
We reported it on the forum. But there was no support on the forum in more than a week, so that we got back to manual, inserted the code in the header.php, deleted the plugin forever and that works perfectly.

Demographic and Interest data
By , for WP 3.8.1

Not getting any demographic and interest data. Can't upgrade to Universal Analytics to gain access to the data because the code can't be updated thru Analyticator (which makes the data next to useless).

This plugin might be handy for developers who want a quick way to charge their clients for "analytics." But anyone who knows anything about analytics won't be fooled. And if clients ever aspire to conversion tracking or anything more sophisticated than "bounce rate" they'll soon find out it's woefully inadequate.

Stopped other JS from working
By , for WP 3.8

Not recommended.

45 MB Memory usage, crashs blog
By , for WP 3.7.1

What the fuck?! Requires 45 mb of memory (from 128 MB)! Bye bye plugin...

Causing problems
By , for WP 3.7.1

This plugin has removed my widget area completely. I'm not sure how or why, but since I never really looked at my analytics from the dashboard anyways, it was a simple solution to just get rid of the plugin. Luckily someone figured out the solution before the problem effected me and it was an easy fix. But I can say I was more than a little disappointed when I went to my blog only to see a big notification of the front end saying "no widgets installed..."

Hope you can fix the bugs.

Complete Garbage. They expect you to be a DUBUGGER
By ,

complete garbage. they expect you to be a dubugger

read what they tell you when you send them a request for help


still problems with google CA
By , for WP 3.4.2

Is there any chance that the long-standing issue with the failed authentication with Google due to inability to fetch Google CA certificate will ever be fixed? It's a long time now that the problem persists. Other plugins have a "ignore SSL certificate errors" to check in order to call CURL with the proper ignore-peer-certificate switch. This issue is quite annoying.
Update: Feb 20 2013: still no answer from the authors. it's almost a year now that this plugin is broken with the lack of support for ignoring SSL certificate errors, as explained above. I am sorry I have to agree with all the others users who state that this plugin is a PIECE OF JUNK. uninstalling from all my sites. goodbye

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