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Feature #1444

Plugin Request: Google Analytics For WordPress

Added by scott voth almost 8 years ago. Updated about 7 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority name:
Normal
Category name:
WordPress (misc)
Target version:
Start date:
2011-12-14
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
5.00 h

Description

Member (Manuel J. Co) requests to have "Google Analytics For WordPress"( http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/) plug-in installed.

"The Google Analytics for WordPress plugin allows you to track your blog easily and with lots of metadata."

History

#1 Updated by Matt Gold almost 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Boone Gorges
  • Target version set to 1.3.1

#2 Updated by Matt Gold almost 8 years ago

Hi Scott,

Just FYI, please use the plugin request form (under documents - http://redmine.gc.cuny.edu/documents/4 ) for these kinds of requests. Many thanks!

Best,

Matt

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Reporter Feedback
  • Target version changed from 1.3.1 to 1.4

Can you provide that info please, Scott?

Installing this plugin is going to require a bunch of investigation into the ramifications of having multiple Google Analytics accounts on a single blog. See eg http://www.ehow.com/info_12157951_can-multiple-codes-google-analytics-page.html and asynchronous requests.

#4 Updated by scott voth almost 8 years ago

Hi - Here is the info:

QUESTIONS FOR THE PERSON REQUESTING THE PLUGIN/THEME
- What's the name of the plugin/theme?
Google Analytics for WordPress (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/)
- In a few words, what does it do?
Track your WordPress site easily and with lots of metadata: views per author & category, automatic tracking of outbound clicks and pageviews.
- How is the plugin/theme different from what's already provided on the Commons?
More robust than Firestats. Has many more features.
- What's the potential impact? Who will use it?
Group and individual bloggers interested in their traffic statistics
- Who initially made the request?
Manuel C. Co (http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/members/mcojr/)
- Who is the plugin author?
Yoast
- Say a little bit about the release history and popularity of the plugin. How many times has it been downloaded? When was it last updated?
It seems very popular – downloaded around 1,500 times per day. Compatible up to: 3.2.1
Last Updated: 2011-10-12 now in version 4.2.2 Downloads: 2,609,197

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Reporter Feedback to Assigned
  • Assignee changed from Boone Gorges to Dominic Giglio

Dom, can you investigate whether it will work properly to have a Google Analytics account for a specific blog, given that we have networkwide Google Analytic code in the footer? I don't know whether it's even compatible with the way GA works.

#6 Updated by Dominic Giglio over 7 years ago

I've started to look into this issue because I've worked a little with GA in my own themes and framework.

Apparently tracking multiple GA accounts is possible from one page:

http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/tracking/asyncUsageGuide.html#MultipleCommands

I think we could create a simple "CAC_Analytics" plugin that would insert our tracking code on every page AS WELL AS offer each individual blog the ability to enable their own tracking code. It could even be expanded to offer tracking from other analytic services. I'll let you know once I've experimented and found out a little more.

#7 Updated by Boone Gorges over 7 years ago

Thanks, Dominic. FYI: our GA tracking code is currently hardcoded into wp-content/plugins/cac-sitewide-footer.php, which is network activated.

#8 Updated by Dominic Giglio over 7 years ago

  • Estimated time set to 5.00 h

#9 Updated by Boone Gorges about 7 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.4 to Future release

I'm moving this to Future Release for the moment. Dom, if you get to this in the meantime, feel free to move it back.

#10 Updated by Dominic Giglio about 7 years ago

I planned on trying to tackle this one after I got #1401, #655 and #1249 knocked out. Will move it back to 1.4 when that time comes.

#11 Updated by Matt Gold about 7 years ago

We recently discovered that we can easily have Google Analytics email statistical reports to members, and we have now advertised that service - http://news.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2012/06/23/introducing-google-analytics-for-your-blog/ . I'd like to suggest that we close this ticket, since I think we're now delivering more or less what the tickets asked for. Any objections?

And Scott, can you inform Manuel of this new feature? Many thanks.

#12 Updated by Dominic Giglio about 7 years ago

I agree. I think if a user needs more information than what's included in these reports, we can revisit that particular issue if/when it comes up.

#13 Updated by Matt Gold about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

Boone, I'm closing this. If you disagree, please reopen.

#14 Updated by scott voth about 7 years ago

Thanks Matt - I just sent Manuel an email about the new functionality and a link to Brian's post.

#15 Updated by Matt Gold about 7 years ago

Great -- many thanks, Scott.

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