Now that you have the Google Analytics Code installed in its correct place in your WordPress, you can delete the Google Analytics plugin, if you haven't already done so.

Your header.php file will look as shown below. Of course it will display your own unique Google Analytics ID [UA-xxxxxx-x]:

Save the header.php file.

Check that your website is still working correctly.

Go back to the Google Analytics Tracking Code page and click on the button "Send test traffic" to test that the Tracking Code you inserted is working. If it is then the job is done. If it isn't then start from the beginning and check all the steps again.

If the Tracking Code still is not working, then another problem is at play. If so, I would remove the tracking code from the header.php file, save the file and then install a simple Google Analytics plugin. After you have activated the plugin, enter your unique Tracking ID and go back to your Google Analytics Tracking Code page and use the Send test traffic button again.

If you still cannot get Google Analytics to work then drop me a line via Wealthy Affiliate and I'll try to help you out.

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FKelso Premium Plus
Paul, it looks like Trish has you covered, but I have an unrelated question. Is that your logo? Did you design it? It is very clever -- I really like it.
PaulREvans57 Premium
Yes, Fran. I found someone on Fiverr to design it for me.

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Triblu Premium
Hey Paul,

There is a reason that this is NOT really sound advice.

Reason is that once you add your Google tracking to the header.php file of your theme, the next time you update your theme... POOF!... your Google tracking will be gone... overwritten by the new header.php file that your theme will install for you.

So, using this technique... you would need to reinstall your Google tracking code EVERY time you update your theme.
PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi Trish,

I did mention that in training.

I only advise it for those who want to do it. I am not recommending it.

For those techie types. It is a perfectly acceptable way to get around the problem of too many plugins.

I have done this myself in the past. I am sure I will do it again in the future.

1. Create a Child Theme,
2. Activate the child theme,
3. Implement the code to the child theme,
4. When an update to the parent theme arrives, check to see if the header.php has been amended,
5. Replace/modify header.php in the child.

I only recommend this for people who are comfortable in doing this back-end stuff.
Triblu Premium
Yes Paul... adding a child theme would be the only logical way around having to install your Google tracking code with each update of your theme.
PaulREvans57 Premium
I do appreciate your wisdom, Trish.

I recommend to anyone wanting to try this process to think hard about it.

The best solution is to stick with Kyle and Carson's choice, which is the All-In-One SEO plugin.

If you feel you must go down this manual analytics tracking process, then probably you have a bigger issue with your website.