Tracking Code for Google Analytics


Tracking Code For Google Analytics is a simple, lightweight WordPress plugin for inserting your Google Analytics Universal Analytics tracking code. The plugin does one thing and one thing only; prints the standard Google Analytics tacking script to the <head> of your website. To insert your measurement ID, navigate to Settings > General and then scroll to the bottom of the page.


composer require claytoncollie/tracking-code-for-google-analytics


If you want to set the measurement ID without using the wp-admin user interface, use the filter below.

     * Set Google Analytics measurement ID.
     * @param string $measurement_id Measurement ID.
     * @return string
    function ( $measurement_id ) {
        return 'UA-7654321';


While the purpose of this plugin is to be very tightly scoped, issues and pull requests are welcome on GitHub. I do not guarantee that everything will be merged or support will be given.


If you like this plugin and would like to support my work, please consider a small donation via Coinbase.


  1. Upload tracking-code-for-google-analytics to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Navigate to Settings > General > scroll to the bottom of the page
  4. Insert your measurement ID
  5. Save your changes

Preguntas frecuentes

Why did I build this plugin?

The plugins I have used in the past to solve this problem have too many features for my liking. This plugin is comprised two functions. One for registering a settings field on the Options General page. And another for printing the tracking code to the frontend. I want a lightweight solution for the websites that I build without all of the extra bells and whistles. If you are expecting this plugin to do more or grow in the future, please do not use it.

Where is the tracking code inserted?

The tracking code is inserted into the <head> section.

Will this plugin slow down my website?

No. This plugin is intentionally lightweight. All it does is register a settings field, saves to the database, and then inserts the tracking code. Nothing more.

I found a bug. How do I report it?

Can I use this plugin with Composer?


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Colaboradores y desarrolladores

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Registro de cambios


  • Update documentation
  • Test with WordPress version 5.6.0


  • Initial release