WP Google Analytics

Use Google Analytics to track your site statistics.

What does this plugin do?

The plugin lets you use Google Analytics with your WordPress.com site, to monitor traffic and activity on your site.

How do I set it up?

After activating the plugin, go to Settings→Google Analytics in your Dashboard’s sidebar menu, enter your Tracking ID (you need not enter the full tracking code anywhere), and choose which activities you want Google Analytics to track:

Analytics Settings

Then you’re off and running! For more information, please see the full plugin documentation here. Please see also our step-by-step installation guide here.

What features does the plugin offer?

  • Uses Google’s asynchronous tracking method which is faster and more reliable.
  • Automatically tracks site speed.
  • Provides option to log outgoing links as events.
  • Provides option to log 404 errors as events.
  • Uses custom variables in Google Analytics to track additional data on pageviews, including:
    • Author
    • Categories
    • Tags
    • Context (such as home, category, post, author, etc.)
    • Date
    • Logged in
    • Anything – Use the built-in filter to add your own!
  • Allows you to ignore any user roles (administrators, editors, authors, etc.).