Plugin Request: Google Analytics For WordPress
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."
#3 Updated by Boone Gorges over 9 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 over 9 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?
- 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 9 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 9 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:
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.
#11 Updated by Matt Gold about 9 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.