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Google Analytics Simplified

Description

Track your WordPress website with Google Analytics service.

Highlights

  • Supports Universal Google and Classic Analytics both
  • Using untouched and latest tracking code by Google
  • Covers most used analytics features
  • Most lightweight plugin
    • Does not provide any dashboard or statistics reporting tool, no one can beat the default Google Analytics reporting dashboard
    • Follows best WordPress coding practices
    • No Ads, No banner, No usage tracking
  • Simplest user interface
    • Single page tab based interface
    • Minimal and non confusing settings
  • Multi-site ready
    • Each sub site need to be configured separately
    • Each sub site will store its own configuration in database, there is no global settings for this plugin
  • Translation ready, you are welcome here
  • Ability to place code in header or footer, control priority

Google Analytics features covered

  • Demographics & Interest Reports
  • Enhanced Link Attribution
  • Anonymize IPs
  • Cross-domain user tracking (AllowLinker)
  • Campaign tracking (AllowAnchor)
  • Sub-domain tracking
  • Force SSL
  • Sample Rate

Event Tracking

  • Track 404 pages as events
  • Track email links as events
  • Track outbound links as events
  • Track downloads as events
  • Ability to add your own custom trackers
  • Option to toggle non-interactive events

Exclude users based on their role

  • Ability to exclude (stop tracking) for different WordPress roles
  • Not tracking anything inside wp-admin area.
  • Not tracking anything in preview mode.

Debug mode

  • Allows you to debug tracking code through your browser’s inbuilt dev tools
  • Works only when a administrator user is logged in

Found bugs ?
I am happy to resolve bugs, report your bugs here
Please note that support is only available via WordPress forums.

Still have questions ?
Head over to FAQ section first.
You can always use support forums.
You should be running minimum of v0.9.0 of this plugin.

Screenshots

  • General Options
  • Advanced Options
  • Tracking/Monitor Options
  • Control code execution
  • Troubleshooting Options

Installation

  1. Remove existing Google Analytics plugin or disable them.
  2. Search for ‘Ank Simplified GA’ in WordPress Plugin Directory and Download the .zip file & extract it.
  3. Upload the folder ank-simplified-ga to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins List’ page in WordPress Admin Area.
  5. Configure this plugin via Settings–>Google Analytics
  6. Login to Google Analytics account to view stats.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Remove existing Google Analytics plugin or disable them.
  2. Search for ‘Ank Simplified GA’ in WordPress Plugin Directory and Download the .zip file & extract it.
  3. Upload the folder ank-simplified-ga to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins List’ page in WordPress Admin Area.
  5. Configure this plugin via Settings–>Google Analytics
  6. Login to Google Analytics account to view stats.
What is different with this plugin?

WordPress plugin directory already filled with many of these kind of plugins.
But not all are optimized for performance.
Most of them lacks some features, while some of them cover unused features.

This plugin was developed to provide most used feature in one place without compromising the speed.
So give it a try , i am sure you will not regret for your decision.

Tracking code not shown up in front end

There may be several reasons for this.

  • Make sure you have entered a valid tracking ID.
  • Check if tracking is not disabled for current logged in user type.
  • Try to flush/delete your site cache.
  • Try re-installing the plugin.
Changes does not reflect after saving settings?

Are you using some Cache/Performance plugin (eg: WP Super Cache/W3 Total Cache) ?

Then flush your WP cache after saving settings.

Where does it store settings and options?

WP Database->wp-options->asga_options.

Uses a Single Row, stored in array for faster access.

What if I uninstall/remove this plugin?

No worry! It will remove its traces from database upon uninstall.

It will also disable tracking by removing the code from front-end.

Where to find my GA Tracking ID?

Just go here.

Am i using Classic or Universal Google Analytics?

This might help.

What is debugging mode, How do i use it?

Debugging mode allows you to troubleshot problems with Google Analytics web tracking.
Once you enable this mode. Open up your site homepage and press F12 to open developer tools,
now switch to console tab to see detailed messages.

You can read more about troubleshooting here

Don’t forget to disable this mode in production.

This mode is only available for administrators only when they are logged-in to WordPress dashboard.

How does it work for multi-site?

You need to configure the plugin for each of sub-site individually.

Did you test it with old version of WordPress ?

I uses latest version WordPress during development.
So i recommend you to upgrade to latest WordPress today.

Is Google Analytics service free?

Yes, But there is paid version of Google Analytics also.

Read more here.

Future Plans?
  • OAuth
  • More options may be.

Reviews

June 21, 2017
I was looking for a very light Google Analytics plugin and this one came up. Thank you! It worked perfect.
Read all 2 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Google Analytics Simplified” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.4.2

  • Tested with WP v4.9

1.4.1

  • Fix: send 1 as value in events
  • Fix: php namespace

1.4.0

  • Compatible with WP v4.8.0
  • Remove: Option to load JS on window.load event

1.3.0

  • Fix text domain
  • Minimum WordPress requirement 4.0

1.2.1

  • Updated links
  • Change namespace

1.2.0

  • Tested up to WP v4.5.3
  • Remove: Google Webmaster option
  • Event Tracking – No longer depends on jQuery
  • Event Tracking – Dropped IE8 support

1.1.0

  • New: Set Sample Rate
  • New: Tag RSS links with campaign variables
  • Fix: Improved 404 page tracking
  • Fix: Refactor the code a lot
  • Fix: Non interactive issue

1.0.2

  • Tested upto WP v4.5.1
  • Deprecate ‘Google Webmaster Code’ options in favour of Yoast SEO

1.0.1

  • Tested up to WP v4.4.2
  • Minor updates and fixes

1.0.0

  • Removed : Log search query as event, read more
  • Allow events to be non-interactive

0.9.9

  • Minimum php version required 5.3.0 because of namespace
  • Updated docs
  • Several speed improvements

0.9.8

  • Fix: A bug while checking for event tracking js

0.9.7

  • Code organization
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Tweak Docs

0.9.6

  • New: Event tracking, tracking outbound links , track downloads

0.9.5

  • Bug Fix: Admin role was not being ignored

0.9.4

  • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug with handling different database options

0.9.3

  • Post release: Minor tweaks and fixes, sorry for two updates in a single day
  • Updates screen-shots
  • Updated docs

0.9.2

  • Feature: Ability to link to Google Webmaster

0.9.1

  • Minor Fix : Debugging info was not shown for classic ga when ‘On page load’ is enabled
  • Code improvements

0.9.0

  • Bug Fix – Rollback transient js feature

0.8.7

  • Fixed translation issues
  • Code organization
  • UI Fixes

0.8.6

  • Fix text domain issues
  • Changed text-domain
  • Tested up to WordPress v4.3.1

0.8.5

  • Plugin is now translation ready
  • Fixed typos
  • Tested up to WordPress v4.2.5

0.8.4

  • More debugging options
  • Fixed bugs

0.8.3

  • Some new options added
  • Minified admin js

0.8.2

  • Custom Trackers
  • Return to same tab upon save
  • Minor adjustments

0.8.1

  • Track user engagement option removed in favor of this

0.8

  • Bug fixes

0.7

  • Improved upgrade paths

0.6

  • Cache processed js code for faster access
  • More docs coming soon

0.5

  • Plugin name changed to ‘Ank Simplified Google Analytics’
  • New tabbed interface
  • Force SSL
  • User engagement tracking
  • Control tracking code execution

0.4

  • Debugging mode
  • Updated docs

0.3

  • Multi-site support
  • More stable and secure
  • Tested with WordPress v4.2

0.2

  • Updated docs and adjustments
  • Submitted to WordPress plugin directory

0.1

  • First beta