New Google Analytics

perrie
@perrie
5 months ago
435 posts
Hi Everyone,

I don't know if you are aware, but Google has changed its analytics. I am trying to figure out where (and what) to put the new tags and header. They give these instructions for other sites here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/10840722?hl=en&utm_id=ad#cms, but where should we put ours? Right now, we have it in our header, but it is not generating a signal yet.
Any advice would be helpful, thanks!
updated by @perrie: 01 Nov 2022 08:51:40AM
michael
@michael
5 months ago
7,550 posts
Google is shutting down the current system in 2023. The Google Analytics module will be updated before then.

The way to do it right now would be to remove the Google Analytics module and put the new code that google gives you into the 'meta.tpl' file of your skin.
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
4 months ago
3,601 posts
So are you saying if we do nothing, then a Jamroom update will take care of it for us before we need to worry about it?


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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
4 months ago
3,601 posts
p.s. Hi perrie! :)


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perrie
@perrie
4 months ago
435 posts
Hi Stumelia... Long time no see. Hope things are good with you!
michael
@michael
4 months ago
7,550 posts
It depends on how google handles it, if google says "You need to click here to upgrade to new analytics" then the module will need a way to be switched. So a setting will need to be put in place to allow you to set the module to whatever is set at google.

If google doesn't require that then the module can be changed so that just a regular update of the module will do the update for the system.
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
4 months ago
3,601 posts
Thanks for the explanation Michael. :)


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