Use the Google Analytics plugin

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Google Analytics is a free service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to a website.

A Google Analytics plugin has been developped for Silex and will see in this tutorial how to use it.

Note : you can install and parameter your google analytics plugin locally, but you will obtain the google statistics only if your site (your publication) is online.

Let’s go !

Step 1 : Create your Google Analytics account

  • Select « Product » and « Sign up Now »

  • If you already have a google account, enter your e-mail address and your password and sign in
  • If you don’t have a google account yet, click on « Create an account now » and follow the instructions

  • Then sign up for Google Analytics

  • Click on « add new account » and fill the different fields

Agree the terms and click on « Create New Account »

Your Google Account is now created !

Step 2 : Install the Google Analytics plugin

You have 2 solutions :

  1. you can install your Google Analytics plugin for a publication in particular
  2. you can install your Google Analytics plugin for the whole Silex server

Install your Google Analytics plugin for a publication in particular

  • Download the Google Analytics plugin via your Manager

The installation process is not complete here but you can check the « Install new items » tutorial if you need.

When the plugin is installed, go in the <Manage> section of your Manager and select the concerned publication.

Choose « Plugins » category and click on « Activate a plugin »

Your plugin is now installed. You have to parameter it now !

Select the plugin in the list and click on « Google Analytics Account Number » to edit it.

Note : to find your account number, go back to your account on the google analytics website. On the settings page, choose « edit account settings » or check the code directly next to your account name.

Copy your account ID.

Then go back to your Manager and paste it in the « Google Analytics Account Number » field. Save and it’s done !

Install your Google Analytics plugin for your all Silex server

  • Download the Google Analytics plugin via your Manager

The installation process is not complete here but you can check the « Install new items » tutorial if you need.

When the plugin is installed, go in the <Settings> rubric of your Manager. Select « Plugins » in the left list, click on « Activate a plugin », confirm and save.

Your plugin is now installed. You have to parameter it now !

Select the plugin in the list and click on « Google Analytics Account Number » to edit it.

Save and it’s done !

This tutorial is finished.

Comments

  1. lexa

    23 Avr 11

    la partie « activation » n’est pas propre a ce plugin
    => devrait etre dans la doc

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