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My average sessions per day have gone from 100 to 1 in the last 7 days. Why?  The only thing I have done is updated to the latest version of Word Press.  Could the update have erased the Google tracking code from the website's Java Script...or something similar?  If so, how do I fix it?  Please explain in detailed, simple terms, as I am very inexperienced with anything to do with code.  Thanks.

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Hi @Stephen C :-))

 

The only thing I have done is updated to the latest version of Word Press.  Could the update have erased the Google tracking code from the website's Java Script...or something similar?

 

Depending on how the tracking code was added, yes this is a possibility.

You can check if the tracking is still installed by using a tool such as Google Tag Assistant

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tag-assistant-by-google/kejbdjndbnbjgmefkgdddjlbokphdefk/

 

How to use it_
https://support.google.com/tagassistant/?hl=en#topic=6000196

Usually with WordPress the better option is to either add the tracking code into the active theme settings (if your active theme provides an option to do that)
Or to use one of the freely available plugins for adding tracking code wordpress.org
I've had the least amount of issues with fhe following
https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-analytics-dashboard-for-wp/

If you opt to use a plugin, please take the time to read their provided support documentation
Most questions can be answered by doing so.
For issues with a 3rd party plugin not working as expected, followup needs to be done with the plugin developer via their support options.

Please post back if you have further questions.


Bronwyn Vourtis, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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