- Go to your Google Analytics account.
- In the left-hand toolbar, hit the gear icon on the bottom left corner.
3. On the next page, find “Tracking Info”. In my case, it was in the middle column about mid-way down. Click on it.
4. You will then see your tracking ID. Copy that down.
5. Go to your Wordpress’s
wp-admin panel and then go to
6. Search for a plugin called
GA Google Analytics. Verify that it works with your Wordpress installation and install it (disclaimer: you may want to back up your website before you install any Wordpress plugin. Also, I have no affiliation with this plugin except for using it for my own site).
7. Once installed, hit the
Activate button. In the screenshot above, mine was pressed, and thus it now shows as
8. Go to
Settings in your left-hand
wp-admin toolbar and click on
9. Click on the
How to Use accordion to read what it has to say so you know what is happening.
10. Then, click on the
Plugin Settings accordion.
11. Enter the site tracking ID you copied earlier into the first input. Also, select
Global Site Tag as the tracking method.
12. Click on
Now, you’ll have to wait 24 to 48 hours for stats to populate in your Google Analytics dashboard. Note that it will only capture statistics from that point forward and will not retroactively display data.
I hope this approach was simple for you; it’s all thanks to this plugin.