Category Archives: FAQ

How to Add Google Analytics to Your Site

Google Analytics recently updated their permissions.  Site owners who would like access to their site’s analytics will need to enable their Google Analytics account on their WordPress site.  

We highly recommend setting up Google Analytics—it’s quick and easy.  Having access to the full spectrum of analytics allows you to make data driven decisions about your site’s content and architecture.  A few features you’ll also be able to track are your most popular pages/posts and referral traffic to the site.

Our team can provide you more site support in the future if you have historical data.  This includes analyzing trends in web traffic, determining bounce rates, common searches, and more.

If you’ve used Analytics in the past or have another account in our network please see this post: Adding New Accounts for Current Analytics Users

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For Current Analytics Users: How to Add a New Analytics Account

You may already be an avid analytics admin or you may have only signed in one time a while back—either way,  you’re already setup with analytics.  If you have a new website, connecting it to a new analytics account is a good idea.

For anyone who has signed into analytics in the past or who has analytics on another site in our network these steps to create a new account are for you:

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How to Add a New User to Your Site

Our WordPress multisite network uses the Shibboleth Plugin to authorize new Umich users in the network upon signing in.  The person logging in uses their uniqname and kerberos password as their WordPress login credentials and their user profile is created automatically.  WordPress Multisite is set up this way for security reasons and to be compatible with UM’s network. This allows for a single sign on when using UM web resources.  For example, if your are in one browser signed in to your UM gmail account and then open another tab to log into your WordPress site, you will automatically be authenticated and logged into WordPress.

However, because WordPress is set up this way – all new users must initially log into the network to have their profile synched with the UM network.  Then after logging in, they can be successfully added to a site as an “existing user.”

Steps to Add a New User

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When will my site appear in Google search results?

Luckily, WordPress is pre-set to have excellent search engine optimization (SEO). This means that when a search engine like Google crawls for web content, your WordPress site has built in tools that make it visible to Google. There is a great deal of information on SEO and WordPress found in the Codex. Each of the sites in the LSA multisite network are recognized by search engines as being their own separate entity – so your search would results are not tied in with the main LSA WordPress website. Continue reading