Analytics Cat – Google Analytics is a lean, fast, simple, no-frills way to add your Google Analytics / Universal Google Analytics code to your WordPress site.
This bloat-free, simple Google Analytics WordPress plugin doesn’t add tons of features. Instead, Analytics Cat – Google Analytics simply focuses on letting you add your Google Analytics (Universal Analytics) Code to your site in less than 2 minutes, without slowing your site down.
Which features does Analytics Cat – Google Analytics have?
- Add the Google Analytics (Universal Analytics) tracking code to your WordPress site with ease.
- Hide your Google Analytics tracking code from logged-in users so you don’t pollute your data.
Why use Analytics Cat – Google Analytics?
There are multiple ways to add the Google Analytics tracking code to your WordPress site.
1. Pasting your Google Analytics script into your theme
This approach isn’t great for two reasons:
a) If you edit your live site and make a mistake when pasting your Google Analytics script into your theme, you could take down your website.
b) If your theme is updated with new features or security fixes, your Google Analytics code will be overwritten.
2. Pasting your Google Analytics script into a header/footer script plugin
This is a valid approach, but has some disadvantages. General purposes “header script plugins” aren’t built from the ground-up to support Google Analytics.
What this means is that :
a) These plugins lack Google Analytics-specific functionality.
b) These plugins will not adapt if Google Analytics changes again. Since Analytics Cat is a dedicated Google Analytics WordPress plugin, we’ll make sure make sure to stay compatible with future changes to Google Analytics.
c) These plugins usually don’t support hiding your Google Analytics code from logged-in users.
3. Using Some Other Google Analytics WordPress Plugin
There is some good Google Analytics plugins out there, but many of them are bloated, have too many settings and are slow.
You’ll love Analytics Cat – Google Analytics Cat iff what you want is a simple, reliable Google Analytics plugin,
Does Analytics Cat – Google Analytics Plugin work with Universal Analytics
Yes. Analytics Cat is built from the ground up to support Universal Analytics.
Analytics Cat – Google Analytics does not work with the old Google Analytics script that Google deprecated.
Can I hide my Google Analytics tracking code from logged in users?
Yes. You can hide your Google Analytics code from logged in users by going to Settings -> Google Analytics Manager.
Is Analytics Cat – Google Analytics easy to translate?
Yes. Analytics Cat – Google Analytics Cat is fully translateable. Please let us know if you’re interested in contributing.
Analytics Cat – Google Analytics Feature Roadmap
This is just the first version of Analytics Cat – we have tons of new features & improvements lined up. Do you have any suggestions? Please leave a comment in the support forums.