The New Google Analytics Plugin

Hello friends,

If you are using Google Analytics / Universal Analytics, there is a message from Google:

Your Google Analytics account needs immediate attention. Our next-generation measurement solution, Google Analytics 4, is replacing Universal Analytics. On 1 July 2023, standard Universal Analytics properties will stop processing new data. This means that any Universal Analytics data that you’re using in Google Ads campaigns will start to degrade and your ad performance may be impacted. We strongly recommend that you follow our step-by-step guide to make the switch to Google Analytics 4 as soon as possible.

The new official Google Analytics plugin makes it easy, it has been updated to support GA4. Release note here:

This upgrade does not happen automatically because it contains breaking changes. When you are ready to upgrade, open your composer.json file and change the version the 1.3 to 2.0 and perform a system update. For example:

"rainlab/googleanalytics-plugin": "^2.0"

Then run composer update or:

php artisan october:update