How to connect google analytics to symfony 4?

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by rollin , in category: PHP Frameworks , 2 months ago

How to connect google analytics to symfony 4?

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by lindsey.homenick , 2 months ago

@rollin 

To connect Google Analytics to Symfony 4, you can follow these steps:

  1. Set up a Google Analytics account and obtain your tracking ID. You can do this by creating a new property in your Google Analytics account and generating a tracking ID for your website.
  2. Install the "FriendsOfSymfony/GoogleAnalyticsBundle" library using composer. Run the following command in your terminal: composer require friendsofsymfony/google-analytics-bundle
  3. Register the GoogleAnalyticsBundle in your config/bundles.php file by adding the following line: FriendsOfSymfonyBundleGoogleAnalyticsBundleFOSGoogleAnalyticsBundle::class => ['all' => true]
  4. Configure the bundle by adding the following lines to your config/packages/fos_google_analytics.yaml file: fos_google_analytics: tracking_id: 'YOUR_TRACKING_ID' Replace 'YOUR_TRACKING_ID' with your actual Google Analytics tracking ID obtained in step 1.
  5. In your controller or template, you can now use the Google Analytics service to track page views or events. Inject the GoogleAnalyticsHelper service into your controller or template: use FOSGoogleAnalyticsBundleTemplatingHelperGoogleAnalyticsHelper; // In controller public function index(GoogleAnalyticsHelper $gaHelper) { // Track page view $gaHelper->addPageView(); // ... } // In template {% if google_analytics_helper is defined %} {{ google_analytics_helper.render() }} {% endif %}
  6. Run your Symfony application and visit your website. Check your Google Analytics account to verify if the tracking is working properly.


That's it! You have successfully connected Google Analytics to Symfony 4. Now you can track user activities and gain insights into your website's performance.