CloudCanvas WordPress websites come with Google Analytics Dashboard which allows you to quickly and easily connect to your Google Analytics account. This allows you to add your tracking code to your WordPress site and also view analytics on your WordPress dashboard in real-time without having to touch any code. Of course, you don’t need to use the Google Analytics Dashboard if you want to add your tracking code using a PHP function just contact us and we will enable code snippets on your account.
Follow these simple steps to connect your Google Analytics account to your WordPress website, please note that these instructions assume that you have a Google Analytics account with your website already added as a property. Please follow these instructions if you haven’t created a Google Analytics account yet.
You will need to login to your CloudCanvas site, please use the live URL, not your CloudCanvas subdomain. Once logged in you will see the Google Analytics dashboard widget. Click ‘Authorise Plugin’.
Once on the authorisation settings page click ‘Authorise Plugin’ again. This will open a new tab which will allow you to generate an authorisation code from Google.
Ensure that you are logged into the correct Google account and then click ‘Allow’.
Now you will be able to see the authorisation code, copy this code.
Go back to the Google Analytics settings tab that we started on and paste the authorisation code into the field and click ‘Save Access Code’.
Now you will need to select the account that you want to use with this site, this should automatically select the site with the same domain but you may manually have to select the correct site. Confirm the details are correct and click ‘Lock Selection’, this will prevent the view from being changed. If you ever need to change this you can click ‘Clear Authorisation’ and start the process from Step 1. Once you have locked the selected domain you can click ‘Save Changes’.
Your site will now have the basic setup to allow tracking and also viewing of your Google Analytics date from the WordPress dashboard. You can go further and configure more options from the ‘Google Analytics’ menu if you want.
If you need support with setting up your Google Analytics account or need to configure complex tracking then please contact us.