by Neil Curtis on March 24, 2014
Setting up Google Analytics and core WordPress file wp-config.php
Today (24th March 2014) we focus on two more posts that aim to help newcomers to the world of website development and WordPress. The first looks at how to set up Google Analytics, and the second introduces us to a very important file within WordPress called wp-config.php.
How to Add Google Analytics to WordPress in Under 60 Seconds – By WPMUDEV
Google analytics is a free and probably the most popular web analytics program around. If you have a Google account (i.e. Gmail) you can get Google Analytics. Simply, you put some code on your website and then Google tracks activity on your website such as number of visitors, which pages they landed on, how they got there (i.e. organic search, referrals from other websites etc.), and how many pages they visited before leaving. There are many more things to look at too.
If you have a website you should have analytics installed, and a post by Raelene Wilson on WPMUDWEV shows you how to do this very easily.
Direct link to this article: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/how-to-add-google-analytics-to-wordpress-in-under-60-seconds/
What is: wp-config.php – by WPBEGINNER
If you use a 1-click WordPress install through your web host to install WordPress you may never touch your wp-config.php file, but if you set up WordPress manually or you transfer to a new web host, you may need to access and edit your wp-config.php file. The wp-config.php file contains core information about your website, such as your database username and password, and your table prefixes etc.
It is a good idea for you to understand this core file just in case you need to modify it in the future, and WPBEGINNER has a nice write-up about it.
Direct link to this guide: http://www.wpbeginner.com/glossary/wp-config-php/
Today’s Posts of the Day look at more common and core Website and WordPress aspects, but both posts are very useful for beginners to the world of web development.