How To Add MonsterInsights To WordPress – Beginner’s Guide

The MonsterInsights plugin connects your Google Analytics account to your WordPress website.

When I started using WordPress for my blog, I found it hard to learn the technical side of blogging. The MonsterInsights plugin made connecting my Google Analytics account to my WordPress blog simple.

To add Monsterinsight to WordPress. First, hover your mouse over ‘Plugins’ on the left and select ‘Add New’. From the plugin library, search for ‘Monsterinsights’. Install and activate the Monsterinsights plugin. You have successfully added Monsterinsights to your WordPress website.

In my post, I show you how to add MonsterInsights to your WordPress website, step by step. Once installed, I help you connect to your Google Analytics account.

Let’s begin.

Step One – Add MonsterInsights To WordPress

On your WordPress dashboard, hover your mouse over ‘Plugins’ in the menu on the left, and select ‘Add New’ from the menu.

Add new plugin

In the search box on the top-right, type ‘Monsterinsights’.

Search Monsterinsights

The Monsterinsights plugin appears on the left. Select ‘Install Now’.

Install MonsterInsights

After installation is complete, select ‘Activate’.

Activate plugin

You have now added Monsterinsights to your WordPress website.

Step Two – Connect Monsterinsights To Your Google Analytics Account

After activating MonsterInsights, select ‘Launch Wizard’.

Launch wizard

First, choose the best option to describe your website. Then select ‘Save and Continue’.

Describe your website

Next, select ‘Connect Monsterinsights’.

Connect monster insights to Google Analytics

Next, select the email address associated with your Google Analytics account.

Select email account

Allow Monsterinsights access to your Google account.

Allow access

Select the website from the menu, then select ‘Complete Connection’.

Complete connection

On the next page, Monsterinsights recommends settings for your website.

Recommended settings

Review the recommended settings, then select ‘Save and Continue’.

Next, Monsterinsights offers add-ons. Upgrade to a paid option to use these.

Then, select ‘Save and Continue’.

Recommended addons

If you don’t have a form plugin for your blog yet, you can install the WPforms plugin. Or select ‘Skip this Step’.

Finally, select ‘Exit Wizard’. You have successfully connected your WordPress blog to your Google Analytics account.

Exit wizard

Step Three – Monitor Your Google Analytics Stats

From your WordPress admin, you have an overview report.

Overview report

If you don’t see your overview report, go to the top of your screen and select ‘Screen Options’.

Screen options

Ensure the ‘Monsterinsights’ box has a tick.

Monsterinsights box

You can also move the Monsterinsights box to anywhere on your dashboard using drag and drop.

Move box

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How Does MonsterInsights Work?

MonsterInsights makes adding Google Analytics code to your WordPress website simple.

You don’t have to worry about finding your Google Analytics tracking code and placing it on WordPress. Monsterinsights does that for you.

Install the Monsterinsights plugin and then run the setup wizard. After a few minutes, the tracking code is on your site.

It takes 24 hours for the plugin to work.

You can view your Google Analytics data from your WordPress admin dashboard.

Is MonsterInsights free?

Yes, the Monsterinsights plugin is free to use. You can use Monsterinsights to connect to your Google Analytics account for free.

Do I Need MonsterInsights?

Adding Google Analytics tracking code to your website can be tricky. If you are new to WordPress, I recommend using this plugin to help you get started.

As a new WordPress blogger, I struggled to add the Google Analytics tracking code to my website. Monsterinsights did this for me.

If you are new to WordPress, I recommend using Monsterinsights. Once you gain more experience, you can find another way to add the tracking code to your website.

How Long Does It Take For MonsterInsights To Work?

MonsterInsights takes from 24 to 48 hours to start working.

Is MonsterInsights the same as Google Analytics?

No, MonsterInsights is a plugin that connects your WordPress website to your Google Analytics account.

Does MonsterInsights Slow Down Your Website?

Monsterinsights is light and should not affect your site loading speed too much.

You can check your website loading page with Google page speed insights.

Page speed insights

Enter your website URL with Monsterinsights activated and note your score.

Page speed insights

Deactivate Monsterinsights and do the test again to compare scores.

Deactivate monster insights

My new score is a perfect 100.

Page speed insights

The scores are very close.


Now you can add Monsterinsights to your WordPress website. If you are new to WordPress, I recommend using Monsterinsights to add the Google Analytics tracking code to your website.

Google Analytics gives you invaluable data about visitors to your site. You should add the tracking code to your site as soon as possible.

For the security of your site, it is essential to use plugins that have a large number of downloads and are updated regularly. Monsterinsights has over 3 million installations and updated within the last 30 days.

You can monitor your Google Analytics stats directly from your WordPress dashboard.

How do you install your Google Analytics tracking code? Let me know down in the comments.

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