Analytics Cat – Google Analytics Made Easy


Analytics Cat – Google Analytics is a lean, fast, simple, no-frills way to add your Google Analytics / Universal Google Analytics code to your WordPress site.

This bloat-free, simple Google Analytics WordPress plugin doesn’t add tons of features. Instead, Analytics Cat – Google Analytics simply focuses on letting you add your Google Analytics (Universal Analytics) Code to your site in less than 2 minutes, without slowing your site down.

Which features does Analytics Cat – Google Analytics have?

  • Add the Google Analytics (Universal Analytics) tracking code to your WordPress site with ease.
  • Hide your Google Analytics tracking code from logged-in users so you don’t pollute your data.

How to use Analytics Cat – Google Analytics?

There are multiple ways to add the Google Analytics tracking code to your WordPress site.

1. Pasting your Google Analytics script into your theme
This approach isn’t great for two reasons:
a) If you edit your live site and make a mistake when pasting your Google Analytics script into your theme, you could take down your website.
b) If your theme is updated with new features or security fixes, your Google Analytics code will be overwritten.

2. Pasting your Google Analytics script into a header/footer script plugin
This is a valid approach, but has some disadvantages. General purposes “header script plugins” aren’t built from the ground-up to support Google Analytics.

What this means is that :
a) These plugins lack Google Analytics-specific functionality.
b) These plugins will not adapt if Google Analytics changes again. Since Analytics Cat is a dedicated Google Analytics WordPress plugin, we’ll make sure make sure to stay compatible with future changes to Google Analytics.
c) These plugins usually don’t support hiding your Google Analytics code from logged-in users.

3. Using Some Other Google Analytics WordPress Plugin
There are some good Google Analytics plugins out there, but many of them are bloated, have too many settings and are slow.

You’ll love Analytics Cat – Google Analytics Cat iff what you want is a simple, reliable Google Analytics plugin,

Does Analytics Cat – Google Analytics Plugin work with Universal Analytics?

Yes. Analytics Cat is built from the ground up to support Universal Analytics.

Analytics Cat – Google Analytics does not work with the old Google Analytics script that Google deprecated.

Can I hide my Google Analytics tracking code from logged in users?

Yes. You can hide your Google Analytics code from logged in users by going to Settings -> Google Analytics Manager.

Is Analytics Cat – Google Analytics easy to translate?

Yes. Analytics Cat – Google Analytics Cat is fully translateable. Please let us know if you’re interested in contributing.

Analytics Cat – Google Analytics Feature Roadmap

This is just the first version of Analytics Cat – we have tons of new features & improvements lined up. Do you have any suggestions? Please leave a comment in the support forums.

The Fatcat Apps Team

Privacy Disclosure

This plugin can be configured to connect to 3rd party service providers such as Google.

If you use this plugin to connect to a 3rd party, personal data may also be shared with that party.

Additional privacy policy information for 3rd party services can be found here:


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  • Analytics Cat - Google Analytics for WordPress settings screen


  1. Upload the Analytics Cat – Google Analytics plugin file ( to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. In your sidebar, select ‘Settings -> Google Analytics Manager’ to add your tracking code.


How do I set up Google Analytics using Analytics Cat?

After installing this plugin, simply go to Settings -> Google Analytics Manager and add your Google Analytics (Universal Analytics) ID.

What is my Google Analytics tracking ID?

Follow these steps to find your Google Analytics tracking id:

  1. Sign in to your Google Analytics account

  2. On the bottom left side of the screen, click on “Admin” (Cog icon).

  3. Select your preferred Account and Property from the columns.

  4. Under Property, Click ‘Tracking Info’ > ‘Tracking Code’

  5. You will find your Tracking ID here (example: UA-xxxxxx-01)

  6. Paste this Tracking ID into Analytics Cat

Important: Do not paste your tracking code (starting with ). Instead, paste your tracking id (example: UA-xxxxxx-01) into Analytics Cat.

Can I anonimize ip addresses?

Yes you can! Append the following code to your theme’s functions.php page:

function my_custom_ga_attributes ( $value ) {
    return '&aip=1';

add_filter( 'fca_ga_attributes', 'my_custom_ga_attributes' );

For more information, read this: How to find your Google Analytics tracking code, Google Analytics tracking ID, and Google Analytics property number


14 October 2020
I have used this plugin to get input/insights for my ActiveCampaign marketing tool. It does exactly what it says it does, reliably.
25 January 2019
It works really well but I deducted a star because I have started getting spam after installing it. Prior to this I was receiving none and this is the only plugin I have installed in the last three months.
13 August 2018
So first off I will proudly admit that this is my first review, and I am still building my very first WP site. With that said, I have done plenty of older HTML and early CSS sites (and have used Google Analytics on them all), and I was looking forward to the ease of use that having plugins was to offer. I am also sad to say that this plugin was not my first choice, went with a more "popular and recommended" plugin, and it was a nightmare to setup, especially for someone not familiar with how WP works. Then I searched and found this plugin, and all my issues were solved. This plugin, and it's creator should be commended for what they accomplish. This is a perfect example of form and function working in harmony. It looks nice and is easy to use, and does exactly what it says it will, as it says it will. So it does have a ton of fancy features or extras or addons...I don't need them, and I bet a lot of others don't either..we just need Google to be able to read and report on our sites. This plugin is fantastic in making the integration super fast and simple, and best of all, the code is clean and simple. Kudos again to the creator, you just made my first experience with WordPress an enjoyable one. Looking forward to seeing what else you come out with in the future.
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Contributors and Developers

“Analytics Cat – Google Analytics Made Easy” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Change Log

Analytics Cat – Google Analytics 1.0.9

  • Updated feedback form
  • Tested up to WordPress 5.6.2

Analytics Cat – Google Analytics 1.0.8

  • Fixed double tracking issue

Analytics Cat – Google Analytics 1.0.7

  • Tested up to WordPress 5.5

Analytics Cat – Google Analytics 1.0.6

  • Added filter fca_ga_attributes to add ability to customize enqueued script attributes (see readme)
  • Admin UI text update
  • Removed quotes from Google Analytics ID ( fixed issue with 3rd party add-on )
  • Tested up to WordPress 5.4.2

Analytics Cat – Google Analytics 1.0.5

  • Upgraded from analytics.js to gtag.js
  • Tested up to WordPress 5.4.1

Analytics Cat – Google Analytics 1.0.4

  • Load Select2 library locally instead of via CDN
  • Add privacy disclosure

Analytics Cat – Google Analytics 1.0.3

  • Removed installation splash screen

Analytics Cat – Google Analytics 1.0.2

  • Add settings saved message
  • Update help text & links
  • Update permissions text

Analytics Cat – Google Analytics 1.0.1

  • Fix link to quick start guide in admin UI

Analytics Cat – Google Analytics 1.0.0

  • Release candidate 1 of Analytics Cat – Google Analytics