Hide Tracking Code (Google Analytics)

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I've been thinking about hiding Google Analytic code (Tracking Code) when a editable user is browsing around the site.

I wanted to get more accurate access analysis.

So...

I created a blank text file /elements/footer_required.php
Then, insert the following file.

<?php
global $cp;
if (is_object($cp) && ($cp->canWrite() || $cp->canAddSubContent() || $cp->canAdminPage())) {
    echo '<!-- tracking code disabled -->';
    } else {
    echo Config::get('SITE_TRACKING_CODE');
    }
?>


When the user, who can see toolbar, is browsing through a concrete5, the "Tracking Code" won't be printed out to HTML file.

Therefore, access analysis such as Google Analytics won't count your visit.

katz515
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abovecreative replied on at Permalink Reply
abovecreative
Hi

Been looking for a solution to this so thanks, just to clarify...

I create a new footer_required.php file in /elements (not concrete/elements) and then just add the above code to it.

Is it as easy as that?
arrestingdevelopment replied on at Permalink Reply
arrestingdevelopment
This was working great for me on v5.4.2.2... but since upgrading my development site to v5.5.1, this breaks the site: the edit bar won't appear at all. I had to remove the custom footer_required.php file altogether in order to get the site edit bar working again.

Anyone have any ideas on how to get this working on C5.5.1?

Thanks!

- John
katz515 replied on at Permalink Reply
katz515
Here ya go

<?php   
$_trackingCodePosition = Config::get('SITE_TRACKING_CODE_POSITION');
   if (empty($disableTrackingCode) && (empty($_trackingCodePosition) || $_trackingCodePosition === 'bottom')) {
      global $cp;
      if (is_object($cp) && ($cp->canWrite() || $cp->canAddSubContent() || $cp->canAdminPage())) {
         echo '<!-- tracking code disabled -->';
      } else {
         echo Config::get('SITE_TRACKING_CODE');
      }
}
print $this->controller->outputFooterItems();
?>
katz515 replied on at Permalink Reply
katz515
BTW, this method only works if the tracking code is placed on the footer.

If you are placing the tracking code on header, you need to copy

/concrete/elements/header_required.php

to

/elements/header_required.php

Then find the following codes towards the end of the file

$_trackingCodePosition = Config::get('SITE_TRACKING_CODE_POSITION');
if (empty($disableTrackingCode) && $_trackingCodePosition === 'top') {
   echo Config::get('SITE_TRACKING_CODE');
}


replace it to the following

$_trackingCodePosition = Config::get('SITE_TRACKING_CODE_POSITION');
if (empty($disableTrackingCode) && $_trackingCodePosition === 'top') {
   if (is_object($cp) && ($cp->canWrite() || $cp->canAddSubContent() || $cp->canAdminPage())) {
      echo '<!-- tracking code disabled -->';
   } else {
      echo Config::get('SITE_TRACKING_CODE');
   }
}
arrestingdevelopment replied on at Permalink Reply
arrestingdevelopment
Thanks a lot, Katz! I am using the Analytics code in the head (it's the asynchronous code), so I'll be sure to use this modification to the header_required.php.

Really appreciate your fast response!

Thanks,
- John
designsforchange replied on at Permalink Reply
designsforchange
Hi Katz515,

Your post is from a couple of years back, so just wondered if this will work in 5.6.3.2?

Google analytics is showing lots of cID pages and the SEO person on the project is unhappy.

As per other posts: I have deleted all older versions of all of the pages in hopes that that would help as well. And my sitemap has the correct amount of pages in it, pretty URLs are on.

https://www.concrete5.org/community/forums/usage/404-errors-in-my-si...

Thank you for your time.

Cheers
SkyBlueSofa replied on at Permalink Reply
SkyBlueSofa
Thanks, this was just what I was looking for.