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A simple django application to using Google Analytics in your project and tying different GA tags to different sites

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Google Analytics for Django Projects

I manage a lot of Django projects that present slightly-different forms to users depending on the site/domain they're visiting. There's also a bunch of custom submission code that differs from form to form, but that's neither here nor there.

I need different Google Analytics codes depending on the sites and after sticking these tags into every single template, I thought it would be cool to be able to manage these Google analytics accounts from the Django admin page. I also added a mode of operation that excludes the admin interface altogether (you can just use the template tag)

Three modes of operation

Set code in settings.py

  1. Add the google_analytics application to your INSTALLED_APPS section of your settings.py.
  2. Add GOOGLE_ANALYTICS_CODE = 'UA-xxxxxx-x' to your settings.py, where UA-xxxxxx-x is a unique Google Analytics code for your domain. You get it when you register the site on Google Analytics.
  3. In your base template (usually a base.html) insert this tag at the very top: {% load analytics %}
  4. In the same template, insert the following code right before the closing body tag: {% analytics %}.

Administering and associating codes with Django Sites framework

  1. Add the google_analytics application to your INSTALLED_APPS section of your settings.py. This mode requires that you be using the Django sites framework too, so make sure you have that set up as well.
  2. Add GOOGLE_ANALYTICS_MODEL = True to your settings.py
  3. Run a ./manage.py syncdb to add the database tables
  4. Go to your project's admin page (usually /admin/) and click into a site object.
  5. You'll now see a new field under the normal site information called "Analytics Code". In this box you put your unique analytics code for your project's domain. It looks like UA-xxxxxx-x and save the site.
  6. In your base template (usually a base.html) insert this tag at the very top: {% load analytics %}
  7. In the same template, insert the following code right before the closing body tag: {% analytics %}

Just using the template tag

  1. Add the google_analytics application to your INSTALLED_APPS section of your settings.py.
  2. In your base template (usually a base.html) insert this tag at the very top: {% load analytics %}
  3. In the same template, insert the following code right before the closing body tag: {% analytics "UA-xxxxxx-x" %} the UA-xxxxxx-x is a unique Google Analytics code for your domain. You get it when you register the site on Google Analytics.

License

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2009 Clint Ecker and contributors.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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