How to Install Google Analytics to my WordPress Site: Part 2 of 2

08. November 2016 WordPress 0

Part 2 of 2: Install Google Analytics Dashboard plugin

If you haven’t already done so follow the steps from How to Install Google Analytics to my WordPress Site: Part 1 of 2 before following the instructions below.

 

Step 1: Install the Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin.

 

Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress
Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress

 

Sign into your WordPress dashboard.  Click on Plugins in the menu, then click the Add New button at the top.

In the search box, type “Google Analytics Dashboard”.

Install the plugin named Google Analytics Dashboard for WP.

Click the Install now button.

It will install and change to an activate button. Click the Activate button.

 

 

Step 2: Authorize the plugin to talk to your Google Account using your Credentials

Click on the Plugins tab in the WordPress menu and then click on the settings page for Google Analytics Dashboard for WP plugin.

WordPress Plugins Tab
Locate the Plugin Settings Link in the WordPress Plugins Tab

Check the box to use your own credentials.  You’ll see the fields appear for Client ID and Client Secret as shown below.

 

Use your own Credentials with Google Analtyics for WordPress
Use your own Credentials with Google Analtyics for WordPress

Copy and paste in the CLIENT ID and SECRET you got from Google when you completed Part 1.

Click the button to Authorize the plugin.

Click Get Access code for Google Analytics
Click Get Access code for Google Analytics

 

Click the Get Access Code link.  A new browser tab will open, taking you to a Google page to authorize the plugin.

You may be prompted to select a Google account if you have more than one, or to sign in if you aren’t already signed into your Google account.

This is important: If prompted to choose an account, make sure you sign in using the same account you used for Part 1.

Allow Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin to access your Google Analytics Account
Allow Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin to access your Google Analytics Account

 

The authorization window will appear.  Click the Allow button.

The screen will now show your ACCESS CODE.  Copy your access code to the clip board.

Go back to the WordPress tab in your browser that is prompting you to enter the access code from Part 2 step 7.  Paste your ACCESS CODE into the space provided.

Enter your access code for Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress
Enter your access code for Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress

 

Click the Save Access Code button.

The page will refresh and show you options.  Click the Save Changes button.

Congratulations! You have finished installing the Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin!

 

What have we accomplished?

Without writing any code or editing any PHP files you have now installed Google Analytics in every page of your site, and integrated Google Analytics in the Dashboard of your WordPress site.  As visitors navigate your website, data will be collected in Google Analytics which you can use to improve the effectiveness of your website.

 

Thank you for reading this!

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David

 


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