Custom code in Head, Site Management, Analytics, Coding & Scripts Integration

We've placed all the code, which isn't much, on Github for the community to update and support.

If you're interested in the PRO version, which has also been made publicly open source:


It's been a while since the updates, but we have rebuilt and updated! We've looked at code, implementation method, support requests and much more in our new and improved version. It's been ten years and over 70,000 downloads of our free version of our plugin.

Here is what you will find in the FREE version of our Google Analytics Plugin.

Google Site Verification

Google Search Console Tools verification method. We've included the HTML meta tag verification method. This method is still the easiest verification method. However, if you're using this plugin for Google Analytics or Google Tag Manager, they too can be used to verify your site on Google Search Console.

Google Analytics

The asynchronous (where this plugin initially started) and universal versions of Google Analytics still work but have been superseded by the Global Site Tag (gtag.js).

Our method correctly renders the tracking code into the head of your Joomla website. Obtain your tracking ID from your Google Analytics account, and input it into the parameters of the plugin configuration screen and you're good to go!

Google Tag Manager

For those that want to take things further and integrate Google Analytics along with other third-party tracking scripts such as Hotjar, Heap Analytics, HubSpot or Facebook pixel tracking, then this advanced method is the way to go. Tag Manager will allow you to add and manage all the additional scripts within its interface outside of your website.

Our plugin correctly integrates the Tag Manager container ID into your Joomla website.

Obtain your container ID from Tag Manager and configure it within the plugin to start using Google Tag Manager on your Joomla website.

Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager options can be used in combination to manage different combinations of script execution.


More and more documentation! Documentation is one of the biggest requests we have had, and we've added more and will be adding more documentation on how to used our plugin and to get the most out of Google Analytics and other third-party tracking tools.

Release History

Version 5.0.1 (1 October 2020)
- fix for users that have case sensitive servers

Version 5.0.0 (7 September 2020)
- Complete rebuild using Google Site Tag method. Asynchronous and universal methods now removed as Google no longer can guarantee it will work.
- Optimised code
- Features, webmaster tools verification, Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager implementations
- New update server

Version 4.6.4 FREE (29 May 2017)
- Clean up code and checked for PHP 7.1.x compatibility

Version 4.5 FREE (10 February 2015)
- Optimised code output
- Optimised the functions itself to under 100 lines of code

Version 4.5.1 (13 December 2014)
- Added enhanced in-page analytics for Universal analytics
- Code clean up a

Version 4.3 (14 September)
- Added new direct download URL and update URL for future updates.
- Allows you to install Google Analytics via the Joomla admin area

Version 4.3 (13 May 2014)
- Updated for Universal Google Analytics Display Marketing/Remarketing feature

Version 4.2
- Added Google Analytics conversion tracking

Version 4.1 (22 March 2013)
- We have completely rewritten the plugin to work better and be more optimised for the new Universal Google Analytics.
- You now have the option of choosing between the older Asynchronous Google Analytics or using, the newer Universal Google Analytics.

Didn't work on J3.10.10

Posted on 12 September 2022
error message;JInstaller: :Install: File does not exist [ROOT][TMP]/install_631f010fa7485/google-analytics-for-joomla-master/googleanalytics
Ease of use
don't know as it didn't install................................................................
didn't contact support as found an alternative.....................................
link to documentation is broken too! ......................................
I used this to: didn't use it as it didn't work ................................................
Installed like all Joomla extensions but after adding my Analytics gtag it never worked. Downloaded another extension and it worked right o
Ease of use
Documentation does not exist. a video showed an ancient version on Joomla 3
Emailed Sunday morning MST in the USA didn't wait for a response
Documentation page has NO info at all.......................................
I used this to: My personal Blog website google MyCampCook web site about Cooking while camping
This extension is in conflict with Yootheme, making the image path broken. It took a long time realize the problem!
Ease of use
It is though easy to use. But if you have Joomla and Yootheme dont use it. Yootheme has it built in!
I used this to: A Joomla-Yootheme site that needed reporting to Google Analytics.


Posted on 05 May 2021
Perfeito, assim que publiquei já foi identificado no Google Analytics.
Ease of use
Sem problemas apliquei o ID de rastreamento do Google Analytics, ativei e Ok.
Apoio divulgando aos amigos, por enquanto ficarei com a versão free
Boa, só poderia atualizá-la (vídeo) para acompanhar melhor a descrição do Google Analytics4
I used this to: Para o meu site pessoal que estava tendo problema com a versão nova do Google Analytics4


Posted on 13 March 2020
Very useful, it's all I need! I tried a few other similar Google Analytics extension, but none are as good.
Ease of use
Yes, easy to use. No bug and feature works. Just enter ID and we are good to stsart use.
no need to use it yet, but it's free so thank you. But this site review system is annoying.
very very very very very very very good documentation. So good it's good.
I used this to: I use this for my association website. I will use this on my other website too
I use the pro version of the extension and am really happy with this, works like expected!
Ease of use
Works like every other Joomla plugin, set up in a few minutes without looking into the documentation :)
top, I misspelled my email address. Peter Bui answered immediately (about 5 mins) to my email, correct the address and sent the confirmation
Insert tracking code Google Analytics.
Ease of use
perfect, easy to use,
I used this to: For GDPR Law from 25.05.2018 in tracking the visitor's IP address must be anonymus. In the settings of this plugin one can enable Anonymus IP: works perfect.
Also remember that Google Analytics settings should be updated for GDPR la
did not get that far. I needed support but could find none. The contact page goes to an error and the tel phone does not answer
Ease of use
Easy to install
I used this to: I want a refund

Excellent Product

Posted on 27 September 2017
Really great product. Quick and easy to use. Great documentation too and first class support.
Ease of use
Very easy to use.
Excellent - really fast.
Very good
I used this to: Google Analytics on my websites
The plugins produces a deprecated warning with php 7.
Ease of use
Easy to set up, just enter your Google Analytics id and you're done
Owner's reply: We've tested the plugin against three different version of PHP 7 including

* 7.1.1
* 7.0.15
* 7.0.8

Could you please provide the error message and what line is calling the deprecated function?

We've actually just looked through the code of the pro and free versions, both latest, and we have only used the preg_replace function in our code which is still supported by PHP 7

If you could let us know it would be much appreciated.

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Peter Bui
Last updated:
May 30 2022
3 months ago
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
J3 J4

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