I cannot get a sitemeter or google analytics on my blog

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  • #2593955

    kmg4
    Member

    My blog is in the Twenty Sixteen Theme. I want to get either Sitemeter or Google Analytics on my blog. But there is no ‘PlugIn’ tab in WP-Admin, and no way to get to header.php.

    What to do?

    The blog I need help with is technomedium.wordpress.com.

    #2594050

    elte
    Member

    That’s because you’re using wordpress.com

    WordPress.com has built in stats, which can be accessed here
    https://wordpress.com/stats/insights/technomedium.wordpress.com/

    You can use google analytics if you purchase wordpress business plan ($299/year)
    https://store.wordpress.com/plans/

    Or, install wordpress on your own hosting, which can be downloaded from wordpress.ORG

    #2594127

    kmg4
    Member

    Hi elte,

    OK. Not being familiar with WordPress levels before, does this mean that there is no way to get Sitemeter or Google Analytics on the free version of WordPress.com? WordPress.org comes with a hosting cost, so is not necessarily cheaper…

    Those built-in stats seem somewhat limited in detail and scope (i.e. they do not account for visited between pages at my site, just the initial visit).

    Any thoughts?

    #2594129

    timethief
    Member

    re: sitemeter
    You have to use the non_JavaScript code. You simply copy and paste it into a text widget and that’s it.
    http://support.sitemeter.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=155
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/

    #2594130

    timethief
    Member

    re: googles analytics
    There is no alternative when it comes to wordpress.COM hosted blogs. You either purchase the Business upgrade for $299 US per year or you don’t have access to Google Analytics.http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/google-analytics-for-wordpress-com-business-sites/

    Read also: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/e-commerce-22?replies=17#post-2575955

    #2594131

    kmg4
    Member

    timethief,

    OK, if I want to use free Sitemeter for my WordPress.com blog,…

    How do I get a non-javascript code?

    Where do I go to install the widget?

    One of the links you posted in your 10:25 comment is dead. Is there an example blog that you know of, that I can look at?

    Sorry, I am a total newbie.

    #2594132

    timethief
    Member

    Did you go to the sitemeter site http://sitemeter.com/ and look for support there?

    #2594133

    kmg4
    Member

    No. I don’t think I get email-support there, from what I could tell.

    Where do I go in WordPress.com free version to install the widget?

    #2594134

    timethief
    Member

    The code comes from Sitemeter, not from wordpress.COM. Once you get it from Sitemeter you copy and paste it into a text widget.

    #2594135

    kmg4
    Member

    So where I see :

    Appearance > Widgets, I then see a list of widgets. Among them is ‘Text’, with the caption ‘Arbitrary Text of HTML’.

    The problem is, when I post any code (say, from Sitemeter), the code does not display Sitemeter, it just displays the text of the code…

    See at my blog, in the sidebar, under ‘Google Analytics’.

    #2594136

    timethief
    Member

    If you post Javascript code the software will strip it out. Like I said above you can only use the pure HTML code.

    #2594137

    timethief
    Member

    If you post Google analytics code in a text widget it will not display.

    #2594139

    kmg4
    Member

    It has (tentatively) worked! Thank you!

    I was rather aggravated by this obstacle, but now it seems simple in the end. The key difference was that Javacode does not take in free WP, but HTML does..

    You may call yourself ‘timethief’ but you have *saved* a lot of my time…

    -Thx

    #2594140

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome and best wishes. :)

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