analytics plugin instructions appear out of date

I am trying to setup the Google API project and following the instructions here, but I am getting differen screens in the current google API manager so not sure what to enter and where now

Can you provide me with up to date step by step instructions if possible

Many thanks

  • James Morris
    • WordPress Enthusiast

    Hello Ian Henry,

    I hope you are well today. Thank you for your question.

    Yes, Google has dramatically changed the UI of the Developer Console. Our Documentation Team has been notified and will update the document as soon as possible.

    In the meantime, I hope this quick overview will get you through the process.

    Part 1:
    1. Log in to the Google Developer Console with a valid Google Apps domain admin account.
    2. At the top of page, click the Project menu, then Create New Project.

    3. Give the project a descriptive name so you can easily reference it later.

    4. Once your project is created, you'll be redirected to the project type selection screen. Select Analytics API under Other Popular APIs.

    5. You will then be sent to the Analytics API page where you need to Enable the API.

    6. Next, you will want to go to Credentials and get an API key.

    Continued in next post...

  • James Morris
    • WordPress Enthusiast

    Part 2:

    7. Now, finish the API key setup and get your API Key.

    8. Next, you will want to go back to Credentials and request OAuth credentials.

    9. When setting up your OAuth credentials, you'll be prompted to setup OAuth consent.

    10. Once that is done, you can finish defining your OAuth credentials.

    11. You will then be presented with the OAuth credentials you need to add to your site.

    Continued in next post...

  • James Morris
    • WordPress Enthusiast

    Part 3:

    12. Now, go back into the Google Analytics+ Settings page and enter the API key and OAuth credentials from the previous steps, then click Authorize.

    13. If you have more than one Google Account, you may be prompted to select which account to use. Make sure you use the same account that you accessed the Google Developer Console with.

    14. Once you have selected your account, click Allow to grant Google access.

    15. You will then be able to add your Google Analytics tracking ID as well as select which Google Analytics project you wish to associate the site with, if one exists. If one does not exist, you will need to create one in Google Analytics.

    I hope this has clarified things a bit. Let me know if you have any further questions. I'll be happy to help! :slight_smile:

    Best regards,

    James Morris

  • Ian Henry
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    I tried following your instructions but it did not work as they seem to show a different screen on your instruction point - Next, you will want to go to Credentials and get an API key.

    When I click the Goto Credentials button I get a different screen to what you showes.

    What do I put in this one?

  • Ian Henry
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    OK I worked out not to click the button on the right, just click the credentials menu link instead and got to the same screen

    I have gone through the process but get this error when adding the google client ID, secret and API key...

    401. That’s an error.

    Error: invalid_client

    The OAuth client was not found.
    Request Details

    That’s all we know.

  • Ian Henry
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus


    Please ignore - all sorted

    Just for anyone else doing this.
    When doing a copy and paste of the client ID and secret it is very easy to copy a pre and a trailing space which is what caused the issue for me

    Once I had removed those - it worked!

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