Should you use MonsterInsights or SiteKit?

When managing your Google Analytics account, which plugin is best for WordPress?

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So you say my plan already has been ford wordpress by monster insights. and google tag plugins and stuff. Can I remove these two plugins Ned mike and Google kits? Just wanna make sure we’ll not tell a problem, when both are activated it gives a conflict error. Also, I ran the checker you recommend see it’s covers an off pages looks at the home base the only one with have code. wow. Okay. So First of all, I wanna commend you for being so thorough, check all this. that is great that you’ve already covered that the analytic the home homepage is huge. Mh mh. And so. Yes. these are conflicting the these the monster bug is a great plug in I use it for years. but it does the same thing as second. Mh. And the tag manager plugin in, there was a Tony I think was his name had a really great plugin in. uses three years, a site kit place. It does the same thing. So I frankly would recommend removing those in moving site get on. Okay. because there are certain advantages to having site kit you don’t want both because it will double cat. But I would I would check to make sure Here, I guess here’s what I would do. I would you know how we always say, use site serve tag manager and don’t use saint hit to serve analytics. I would like to do a test first however. Okay. I would go ahead and use site kit to serve analytics for you even use site the tag manager. and test to make sure analytics is on every page of the site. with sync kit. because there could be a fundamentally the theme was coded incorrectly, not allowing the header coach to be inserted onto sub pages and the site And if that is what you determine, when you view the site plug in, then there needs to be some coding fixes to interior templates to even allow any plug in Whether, site kit, maybe even just, or whatever. to even be affected on those period template pages. Huh? a question when you were talking about that. Okay. Wanna make sure that Following first. Okay. So you’re saying. I disable Google of the monster insight, type manager. active. So you said I can remove the monster insight if it. who will cite it on there. And remove. the tag have as well. There will that too. Okay. Yeah. Yeah. And because the site kit will replace two plugins Mh. Mkay. normally, So you’ll also need tag or access because you want to grant site could access to your tech manager. but I am worried, that even site kit won’t be able to add The Google and Linux code, any pages outside the homepage because of the way the template was built more depressed. have So so once you do so could, tested again, Mh. And then if you find out that the code is not on interior pages, then there something wrong with the template. This the fee Okay. Something norm i’m. I’ve not. I hadn’t really thought about that. it it was a theme Yeah. So with the word wordpress Tim would know the the no better than me. but there’s is a hierarchy of files, it wordpress. and Yeah. Ideally, Every template calls the header in the footer And even it doesn’t. then things like Monster insights can’t insert Google analytics app can’t change the header. Okay. if that is a problem with monster insights. It might be a problem with. it’s site kit. Then again, it might have been a problem list something else. But in other the words just because you’re using site kit, I’d still test. If if that site kid, if it’s not on if the analytics isn’t on every page the side at that point, there is a theme problem. Okay. Does that help get you started Pneumonia? Yes yes.

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