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  • Free Google Analytics Plugin for WP

    Posted by Rob Dyer on May 21, 2020 at 7:54 am

    Like a lot of folks I was using the free GADWP plugin which turned in Exactmetric a few months ago. Which I don’t like as it’s basically just an advert for their paid version!

    All I need is something akin to the previous GADWP overview from within the WP Dashboard – just so I can check the basics without going into GA directly. But I only want a free plugin.

    The free version of MonsterInsights looks like a possibility.

    What does anyone – David Risley – (don’t know how to tag you now!) recommend?



    David Risley replied 2 years, 4 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • David Risley

    May 21, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Check out Metrics Query. It is a fork of the original GADWP plugin.

  • Rob Dyer

    May 22, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Thanks David – I installed it but none of the reports show. I just get an error in the windows. It could be that it hasn’t been updated in 3 months so isn’t compatible with the current version of WP(?).

    So I uninstalled it and am trying MonsterInsights instead. It’s not really what I was looking for (your suggestion looked the part) – partly because there’s no ‘instant view’ stats at the top of the Dashboard.

    I’ll see how this goes, and perhaps Metrics Query will update and I can give it another try.

  • David Risley

    May 22, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    I’ll need to test it. But, for what it’s worth… I decided not to even worry about putting reports in the dashboard. It’s nice, but it isn’t too difficult to just pull up the Analytics report directly.

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