Enable Google Analytics for Your WordPress Site with Dashboard Statistics

For those using WordPress 2.8.0 to 3.3.2, Web Ninja Google Analytics offers a full-service Google Analytics plugin that allows you to enable Google Analytics for WordPress pages and sets up a Dashboard widget for simple and easy Google Analytics tracking and statistics.

Step 1: Install the Plugin

Click Plugins -> Add New and search for Web Ninja Google Analytics. This plugin is available through the standard plugin management system in WP.

Step 2: Configure the Plugin

In settings, you will need to activate your Google Analytics so the plugin will function on your site. There are a reasonable number of settings that you can work with, but these are the primary ones that you will need to worry about:

Step 3: Making Use of the Dashboard Widget

One of the strengths of Web Ninja Google Analytics is that it comes with a fairly comprehensive dashboard widget. Here are a few of the data types that you can farm out of the widgets available

  • Top Performing Posts
  • Visitor Statistics
  • Page Statistics
  • Bounce Rates
  • Referrer Data
  • Admin Statics for Per-Page and Per-Post Google Analytics Performance

Important Note: While WebNinja Google Analytics has a lot of strengths, it is only available for certain versions of WordPress, so ensure that your version of WordPress is compatible prior to installation. Incompatible versions will fail when attempting to activate the plugin.

Comments (1)

  1. Thanks for the blog post, but there seems to be some issues raised in the support forums concerning the security of this plugin. Some people are also having issues running the plugin. All of these concerns are yet to be answered by the developer.