With custom dimensions addon, you can select your own custom data for tracking and display in your Analytify WordPress dashboard. You can easily track the performance of Authors, Post types, tags, categories, users, and more. Before setting up the custom dimensions on your WordPress website, you have to install and activate the Analytify Pro Version & Custom Dimension Addon.
Custom Dimensions addon helps you track the following:
Note: For custom dimensions tracking and setup, you have to install and activate the Analytify Pro version on your website.
In this guide, we will discuss how to enable the custom dimensions addon and create custom dimensions.
To enable and set up the custom dimensions in Analytify, follow the guidelines given below
3. After clicking on the Activate add-on button, your custom dimension add-on is successfully installed on your WordPress website.
Follow the given steps to create custom dimensions in Analytify:
3. Now click on Add dimensions button and you will see a drop-down list of different dimensions such as author, post type, category, etc. You will be able to get the Dimensions ID you from Google Analytics by creating these dimensions in Google Analytics.
4. After clicking on the new custom dimension, a window will open simply add dimension name same as dimension that appears in your Analytify plugin plus select scope and click on create button.
Scope in Custom Dimensions
Scope of custom dimensions is defined as characteristic/property of each dimension and metric and each dimension or metric can only have one scope.
In Google Analytics, there are 4 types of scopes, but in our case, we are using 2 scopes only for custom dimensions (Hit & Session)
Hit – Hit is defined as a single action on your website/blog like page view or an event is occurred/triggered by downloading a file (pdf, word)
Session – A session is defined as one or more hits/actions within a certain time span.
Product – This scope value is applied to the product for which it has been set (Enhanced Ecommerce only).
User – This scope value is applied to all hits in current and future sessions until value changes or custom dimension is made inactive.
Note: We will select scope according to the type of custom dimension that we are going to create. For author custom dimension we will select the scope Hit because in this custom dimension we will track the performance of authors content performance that include views, impression, clicks and these metrics are count as a Hit.
5. After creating a custom dimension you will find details of your custom dimension in Google Analytics like this:
Complete Video of Adding Custom Dimensions in Google Analytics
Now go to Analytify's setting and hover on the Tracking tab, from the drop-down menu select Google Dimensions.
In this scenario we are adding author as the custom dimension, therefore we select Author from the drop-down menu and add the index number retrieved from Google Analytics.
Now click save for the changes to take effect.
Complete Video of Adding Custom Dimensions in Analytify
Note: Same steps you need to follow to add other dimensions in Google Analytics & Analytify with different scope.
If you want to view the Custom Dimensions Analytics in Analytify then you have to follow the given steps below.
This is how you can enable and set up custom dimensions on your WordPress website and view custom dimensions Analytics in the Analytify dashboard.