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- Installing and activating the plugins
- Configuring settings
- Connecting to a Google Analytics account
- Setting up Piwik on your server
- Viewing stats
Skill Level Beginner
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Morten Rand-Hendriksen, staff author at Lynda.com and I'm delighted to welcome you to WordPress Plugins: Analytics. In this course, we'll use three different web analytics solutions and I'll show you how to integrate them with your self-hosted WordPress site using three dedicated plugins. To start off, we'll look at the jetpack site stats plugin and how it allows us to run WordPress.com stats on a self-hosted WordPress site. Then, we'll set up a Google Analytics account and use the Google Analyticator plugin to connect our site to this popular analytics service.
And finally, I'll show you how to set up Piwik, a self- hosted analytics application that runs on your old server and hook it up to your WordPress site using the WP Piwik plugin for real time stats on your public and your private sites. Understanding your visitors and site traffic is an important part of running a successful website. So let's get cracking with WordPress Plugins: Analytics.