I have a WordPress hosted Web site (www.runlikeamotherbook.com) and I want to add Google Analytics tracking to it. I understand that since it is hosted by WordPress I cannot use plugins. I also have not found a way to edit the header or footer php file to simply add the tracking code. Is this feature enabled if I buy the CSS editor tool? Or is there really no way to add GA to a non self-hosted site?
The blog I need help with is runlikeamotherbook.com.
There is no way you can add Google Analytics to a free blog being free hosted on this wordpress.COM multiuser site.
There is no way we can even access alone edit the PHP template files as this is a multiuser blogging platform. Only Staff can access those file. All blogs wearing the same theme are using the same underlying template. Any editing Staff does affects all themes wearing the same template.
See the support documentation > http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/#additional-info
If you believe you require Google Analytics then you must hire a web host and get a free software install for self hosting from wordpress.ORG.
Please take the time to read this support entry very carefully so your are crystal clear on the differences between free blogs from and being free hosted by wordpress.COM and free software installs from wordpress.ORG for self hosting. http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
I forgot to clearly state that CSS editing cannot be used to install code for Google Analytics.
Forum search results > http://tinyurl.com/4gcy3yf
ok thank you for all your helps :)
Admins should make a widget specifically for Google Analytics tracking. I think it would be very popular – it would add a lot of value to the product.
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