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I need help setting up some somewhat complex tracking for a wordpress blog

  1. Hello

    I have been tasked with trying to set up some somewhat complex tracking for a wordpress blog, and wondered what might be the best way to go about it.

    What I have been asked to do is first off, collect email addresses of the blog visitors, so I was thinking of adding a customisable "subscriber" pop-up plugin which knows when someone is returning so it doesn't pop up everytime. It also needs to be one which popsup and can't be exited out, so the visitor cannot carry on to the blog until they have subscribed. So the first question is - is there a plugin that can be used with wordpress which will achieve this?

    Now for the second part. I'd then like to be able to track these visitors (now subscribers) individually, including which links each individual visitor is clicking on. So I assume, at this point, each visitor or subscribers will be given a unique user/tracking ID. Is there then a way to link each user's unique ID to their email address? So the tracking platform/interface will show that (for example), john.smith@....... and jane.smith@........ clicked on http://www.bloglink.co.uk.

    I have been looking at Google Analytics and it appears you can develop such cookies, where individual users can be tracked, I just then need a way to link this user ID to their email address which they provided at the beginning.

    Any help welcome (even if it is just answering part of my problem).

    Thanks in advance,

    Lucy

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

    See here https://en.support.wordpress.com/ecommerce/ for eCommerce details re: the Business Plan

    Read this comparison please https://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    WordPress.COM and WordPress.ORG are completely separate and have different username accounts, logins, features, run different versions of some themes with the same names, and have separate support documentation and separate support forums.

    If you don't have a username account at WordPress.ORG account, then click http://wordpress.org/support/ and register one on the top right hand corner of the page that opens, https://wordpress.org/support/register.php so you can post to the support forums there.
    Resetting your WordPress.ORG password http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password
    WordPress.org support docs are at https://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page

    See also https://apps.wordpress.org/support/

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