Replace the default ExpressionEngine® dashboard with a beautiful display of your website’s Google Analytics traffic, along with quick access to comment management and entry creation.
Dashboard Analytics replaces the default ExpressionEngine® 3.0+ dashboard with a beautiful display of your website’s Google Analytics traffic, along with quick access to comment management and entry creation. Once authorized to connect to your Google Analytics account, the dashboard displays real-time traffic (which live-updates every 60 seconds) followed by a comprehensive overview of traffic from today, yesterday, and the past 30 days.
The real-time traffic display includes: the number of active users; a breakdown of device usage for the current active users (desktop, tablet, and mobile); the top five pages currently being viewed; the top five current traffic sources; and the top five current countries.
The overviews for today’s traffic, yesterday’s traffic, and last month’s traffic all include: total sessions, total pageviews; the average number of pages viewed per session; the average visit length; and the average bounce rate.
The last 30 days’ overview also includes: a line chart which follows daily sessions and pageviews for the period; a pie chart showing new versus returning visitors; a pie chart showing the breakdown of devices (desktop, tablet, and mobile); the top five pages for the period; the top five traffic sources for the period; and the top five countries for the period.
Members with sufficient permissions will also see a dropdown menu offering links to create new entries in their permissible channels, and an alert calling action to pending comments which need to be dealt with.
NOTE: Dashboard Analytics connects using version 3 of the Google Analytics Data API, which is not compatible with Google Analytics 4. A GA4-compatible API has yet to be released, so there are currently no plans to support GA4 in the near-future.