Blogs and Content Management Systems

There are many different types of content management systems (CMSs) and blogging systems that allow you to publish content to the Internet. Following are a few popular types of CMS/Blogging software, based on a variety of technologies:

  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • Wiki
  • Blogger

Although we're not able to provide details on deploying the tracking code for particular content management systems, you should be able to use Analytics on many different systems as long as you have access to the source code. Web analytics is a common practice and most CMS systems provide a module that you can edit. These modules then include the tracking code in your pages in a manner that is correct for that particular software.

We suggest that you review the documentation for your system, search forums, and use other sources to find out how to deploy Google Analytics for your blog or CMS.

Advanced reporting features, such as e-commerce tracking, may not be supported by specific software since these features require that you make more extensive changes and additions to the HTML code. Please refer to our articles about e-commerce, tracking subdomains and other advanced features to determine whether the types of modifications required for the features that you are interested in implementing are supported by your CMS.

Viewing page title instead of URL

Sometimes the URLs created by a CMS system can be difficult to correlate with the actual page content. To work around this problem, you can view your pageview data by page title instead of page URL.

  1. Sign in to your Analytics account.
  2. Navigate to your view.
  3. Select the Reporting tab.
  4. Select Behaviour > Site Content > All Pages.
  5. Change the Primary dimension (above the table) to Page Title.

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