New Feature – Google Analytics in Aurora/WordPress


As part of ongoing website services, Student Affairs IT has managed a portfolio of statistics for all websites in the Division of Student Affairs. Prior to 2014, SAIT hosted all Division websites in-house and provided access to web stats using a tool called AW Stats. After websites were transitioned to the central Aurora/WordPress web content management platform, we moved web stats tracking into Google Analytics.

We have managed this portfolio for several years on behalf of the Division and provided access or reports when requested. Recently, we enabled a feature in Aurora that connects the Google Analytics data from our portfolio to individual Student Affairs websites. When logged into Aurora, a “Statistics” widget should now appear on the Dashboard:

Google Analytics in the Aurora/WordPress Dashboard

Click the blue button to “See All Stats” which will give a more in-depth view of visitor behavior, page performance, and referral sources in a 1-month, 3-month or 12-month time frame. These insights can be helpful for website managers to make decisions on how to improve their sites or to follow visitor trends over time.

If you do not see this Stats widget in your dashboard — contact Evelyn in SAIT (evelyn.lang@uconn.edu) to inquire about this. It is possible that we don’t have access to your web account to connect it.


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Aurora System Maintenance July 30, 31

Aurora websites will be read-only on the weekend of July 30th & 31st for an infrastructure upgrade. Websites will be viewable in production, but Admins will not be able to log in until the upgrade is complete. This upgrade will increase Aurora’s system capacity and performance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Evelyn Lang in SAIT.

New Websites Launched This Week

This week the SAIT web team assisted with launching new websites for SAIT and Student Activities. This brings the total of Student Affairs websites that have moved to Aurora to 34! Here are some quick stats on how the transition of websites to Aurora is going:

Action Requested by Aurora Users in Student Affairs

On August 28, UITS sent a message to Aurora users regarding a Live Websites survey. If you are the primary content owner and/or Admin for an Aurora website in production, please respond to the survey. SAIT will not be doing this for all websites in the Division, it is the responsibility of the department website owners to respond. The survey takes less than a minute.

Thank you!

Action is required by 9/30/2014

Please contact Evelyn Lang you have any questions. 486-3955

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