Analytics module for Yii2

1.0.0 2015-01-05 09:57 UTC

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Last update: 2022-05-15 22:25:26 UTC


Google analytics


The preferred way to install this extension is through composer.

Either run

php composer.phar require --prefer-dist infoweb-internet-solutions/yii2-cms-analytics "*"

or add

"infoweb-internet-solutions/yii2-cms-analytics": "*"

to the require section of your composer.json file.

Go to the Google developers console

Create a new project (or use an existing project)

Open the project

Go to 'API & Auth -> API's' and enable the 'Analytics API'

Go to 'API & Auth -> Credentials' and under 'OAuth' click 'Create new Client ID'

Choose 'Service account' and click 'Create client id'

Save the certificate to 'backend\assets\certificate\certificate.p12' (don't forget to rename the file)

Write down the 'private key's password' somewhere

Add the credentials to your backend params

return [
    'analytics' => [
        'developerKey' => '', // Public key fingerprints
        'serviceAccountName' => '', // Email address
        'clientId' => '', // Client ID

Go to Google analytics, open your property and get your 'Profile ID'

(It is the number at the end of the URL starting with p:

Add the 'Profile ID' to your params

return [
    'analytics' => [
        'analyticsId' => 'ga:XXXXXXXX',

Add the serviceAccountName ( as a new user to your Analyics property

Create the alias '@google/api' in the bootstrap file in common/config like so:

Yii::setAlias('google/api', dirname(dirname(__DIR__)) . '/vendor/google/apiclient/src');

Import the translations and use category 'infoweb/analytics':

yii i18n/import @infoweb/analytics/messages

If you can't access the /tmp folder on your server (shared hosting), change line 94 in vendor\google\apiclient\src\Google\

'directory' => dirname(Yii::getAlias('@webroot')) . '/runtime/Google_Client'


Once the extension is installed, replace the contents of backend/views/site/index.php with the following:

use infoweb\analytics\Analytics;

$this->title = Yii::$app->name;
<div class="site-index">
    <div class="body-content">
        <div class="row">
            <div class="col-lg-12">
                <h1 class="page-header">
                    <?= Yii::t('app', 'Dashboard'); ?>
                    <span class="pull-right report-period">
                        <strong><?= Yii::$app->formatter->asDate(date('d-m-Y', strtotime('-1 month')), 'medium'); ?>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<?= Yii::$app->formatter->asDate(date('d-m-Y'), 'medium'); ?></strong>

        <div class="row">
            <?= Analytics::widget(['dataType' => Analytics::TOTAl_SESSIONS]); ?>
            <?= Analytics::widget(['dataType' => Analytics::TOTAL_USERS]); ?>
            <?= Analytics::widget(['dataType' => Analytics::TOTAL_PAGE_VIEWS]); ?>
            <?= Analytics::widget(['dataType' => Analytics::AVERAGE_SESSION_LENGTH]); ?>

        <div class="row">
            <?= Analytics::widget(['dataType' => Analytics::SESSIONS]); ?>
        <div class="row">
            <?= Analytics::widget(['dataType' => Analytics::VISITORS]); ?>
            <?= Analytics::widget(['dataType' => Analytics::COUNTRIES]); ?>

Useful links

Google Analytics Query Explorer 2
Google API Php Client
Developer Documentation
Google Charts