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Google Analytics (gtag.js) Plugin

The Google Analytics Plugin is an extension for Grav CMS. You can easily integrate and configure Google Analytics in your Grav CMS site using the global site tag (gtag.js) framework and API without the need to touch any code.

Important: This plugin uses the global site tag (gtag.js) framework and API for sending data to Google Analytics. If you prefer the deprecated Universal Analytics (analytics.js) library, please install the Grav Google Analytics Plugin of John Linhart and me.



Installing the Google Analytics plugin can be done in one of three ways: The GPM (Grav Package Manager) installation method lets you quickly install the plugin with a simple terminal command, the manual method lets you do so via a zip file, and the admin method lets you do so via the Admin Plugin.

GPM Installation (Preferred)

To install the plugin via the GPM, through your system's terminal (also called the command line), navigate to the root of your Grav-installation, and enter:

bin/gpm install grav-plugin-google-analytics

This will install the Google Analytics plugin into your /user/plugins-directory within Grav. Its files can be found under /your/site/grav/user/plugins/Google Analytics.

Manual Installation

To install the plugin manually, download the zip-version of this repository and unzip it under /your/site/grav/user/plugins. Then rename the folder to Google Analytics. You can find these files on GitHub or via

You should now have all the plugin files under


Note: This plugin is a modular component for Grav which may require other plugins to operate, please see its blueprints.yaml-file on GitHub.

Admin Plugin

If you use the Admin Plugin, you can install the plugin directly by browsing the Plugins-menu and clicking on the Add button.


Before configuring this plugin, you should copy the user/plugins/grav-plugin-google-analytics/google-analytics.yaml to user/config/plugins/google-analytics.yaml and only edit that copy.

Here is the default configuration and an explanation of available options:

enabled: true
tracking_id: ""

advertising_features: true
anonymize_ip: false
cookie_domain: ""
cookie_expires: ~
cookie_prefix: ""
cookie_update: true
blocked_ips: []
do_not_track: false
object_name: ""
opt_out: false
Option Description
enabled Toggles if the Google Analytics plugin is turned on or off
tracking_id Google Analytics Tracking ID like UA-00000000-1
advertising_features Disable the advertising features, when they are enabled in the GA admin area
anonymize_ip Anonymize the IP addresses of hits sent to Google Analytics
blocked_ips For the given IP addresses the GA code will not be embedded
cookie_domain Override the automatic cookie domain configuration
cookie_expires Cookie expiration time in seconds. Default is 28 days
cookie_prefix To avoid name conflicts you can change the prefix of the cookie
cookie_update When set to false, cookies are not updated on each page load
do_not_track Toggles if Do Not Track (DNT) is supported
object_name To avoid name conflicts the global gtag() object can be renamed
opt_out Disable Google Analytics without removing the gtag.js tag

Note: If you use the Admin Plugin, a file with your configuration named google-analytics.yaml will be saved in the user/config/plugins/-folder once the configuration is saved in the Admin.


  1. Sign in to your Google Analytics account.
  2. Select the Admin tab.
  3. Select an account from the dropdown in the Account column.
  4. Select a property from the dropdown in the Property column.
  5. Under Property, click Tracking Info > Tracking Code.
  6. Copy the Tracking ID (a string like UA-000000-01)
  7. Add it to the configuration of this plugin.


The Google Analytics Plugin follows the GitFlow branching model, from development to release. The master branch always reflects a production-ready state while the latest development is taking place in the develop branch.

Each time you want to work on a fix or a new feature, create a new branch based on the develop branch: git checkout -b BRANCH_NAME develop. Only pull requests to the develop branch will be merged.

Copyright and license

Copyright © 2019 Christian Worreschk under the MIT Licence. See README.


Grav CMS Plugin for implementig Google Analytics (gtag.js)







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