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Google Analytics for DokuWiki
Compatible with DokuWiki
- 2022-07-31 "Igor" unknown
- 2020-07-29 "Hogfather" yes
- 2018-04-22 "Greebo" yes
- 2017-02-19 "Frusterick Manners" yes
This plugin allows you to track visits to your wiki in Google Analytics.
lib/exe/js.php file. (Which you can inspect via your browser's “developer tools.”)
Set the options for this plugin via the Configuration Settings menu from the DokuWiki admin menu. (It will be near the bottom of the page.)
You may use one of two tracking options:
- Basic “Google Analytics ID” (also known as “analytics.js”) using a UA-XXXXXX-XX code
- Newer “Global Site Tag ID” (also known as “gtag.js”) using a G-XXXXXXXXXX code
If you set a “Global Site Tag ID”, then this method will be used and any “Google Analytics ID” / UA-XXXXXXX-XX specific settings will be ignored.
To properly use this plugin you will need to set up and configure a Google Analytics property.
Google Analytics ID Method
Sign into https://analytics.google.com and create a new property:
Now follow the steps below. There are also screenshots available to help you find your way through the menus.
At the end of the setup process you should get a Tracking Code. You can also find it under Admin → Property → Tracking Info → Tracking Code. The code starts with
UA followed by a large number and a shorter number separated by dashes (
Next, setup the custom dimensions. Go to Admin → Property → Custom Definitions → Custom Dimensions. There create two new custom dimensions:
- Scope: Hit
- Index: 1
- Active: yes
- Scope: Hit
- Index: 2
- Active: yes
Be sure the indexes are correct!
Next, if you want to track logged in users across different devices, you have to enable the User ID tracking feature and create a new view. To do so go to Admin → Property → Tracking Info → User-ID and follow the wizard. Please not that this step is completely optional. It may have repercussions on your privacy policies. Be sure to read the documentation provided by Google.
Finally go to Admin → View and select the view you want to use1). Then pick View Settings. Enable Site Search Tracking, enter
q as Query parameter and tick the Strip query parameters out of URL checkbox.
Global Site ID Method
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Once you have finished your Setup at Google Analytics, you can configure DokuWiki. Install the plugin via the extension manager, then go the configuration and use the config options to configure the plugin for your account.
You have to fill in at least your Tracking Code!
If you enabled User ID tracking in the Google Analytics above, you can enable it here as well.
Once configured, your Google Analytics should begin to show data after a day or two. Please refer to Google Analytics Help for info on general usage.
Once configured, the plugin makes Google's
if(window.ga) window.ga('send', 'event', ...);
Please refer to Googles documentation on details.