WP Maps supports Google Analytics integration to allow you to monitor and analyze the activity on your website. The two things needed for Google Analytics to function properly are Google Analytics Tracking ID and Google Analytics View ID. This article will explain how you can get both these IDs.
WP Maps Analytics Page
Please follow the below steps to get the values for Google Analytics Tracking ID and Google Analytics View ID:
Step 1: Go to the Google Analytics website (https://analytics.google.com)
Step 2: Click on the “Start measuring” button
Step 3: Add your “Account Name” and “Property Name”(the website that will be measured by Google Analytics)
Step 4: Click on “Show advanced options” and enable “Create a Universal Analytics property”; also, add your website’s URL in the section below.
Google Analytics Advanced Options
Step 5: On the next page select your industry category, business size, etc.
Step 6: Click on the “Create” button, and read the terms and conditions before agreeing to them.
Now the Analytics for your website has been set up, all you need to do now is capture the Google Analytics Tracking ID and Google Analytics View ID
Step 1: On the main dashboard on Google Analytics you will need to switch to Universal Analytics by clicking on the code starting with “UA” which is shown in the below screenshots
Google Analytics Main Dashboard
Switch to Universal Analytics
Step 2: On the Universal Analytics dashboard, go to the “Admin” section on the sidebar
Step 3: Click on the “Tracking Info” section, then click on “Tracking Code” to bring up the Tracking ID
Google Analytics Tracking ID
Step 4: Copy the Tracking ID to the Google Analytics Tracking ID section in WP Maps
Step 5: Go to the “Admin” section on the sidebar in Google Analytics once again
Step 6: Under the “View” column, click on “View Setting” to bring up the View ID
Google Analytics View ID
Step 7: Copy the View ID to the Google Analytics View ID section in WP Maps
Step 8: Save the Analytic settings on WP Maps
Step 9: To apply the changes, go to WP Maps dashboard and refresh the build, a new code will be generated
Step 10: Copy and paste this code into your website, and click on “Update”
Step 11: Visit your website, then go to the Google Analytics dashboard to verify if the visit was recorded
Verify the Results
Once you see that Google Analytics is recording the activity on your website, you are now all good to go.