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Add Google Analytics to Ghost with CloudFlare

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Learn how to add Google Analytics to Ghost without writing any code.

Ghost is the new hotness in blogging. It has more than 5,000 backers on Kickstarter and has raised more than USD $300,000 in funding. But given its relatively new on the block, there’s not a lot in the way of tutorials or primers for getting started.

Looking at the world of analytics, there are a few tutorials on page one of Google which encourage users to customize Ghost themes. But customizing a theme is a hack and locks users into something I like to call a “customization corner”. Customizing in the way suggested makes it more difficult for users to switch themes later and increases the risk of functionality breakage when one theme is swapped out for another. Don’t do it.

Instead, consider adding analytics using a CDN like CloudFlare. Not only does adding analytics through a CDN prevent the need to customize Ghost, it’ll also speed up your blog at the same time and can be done without any coding. And the best part is, it can be done for free.

To add Google Analytics to Ghost with CloudFlare without customizing your theme or writing any code follow the steps below.

FTP to Ghostify with Sublime Text

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I’ve wanted to write about a non-technical subject for a while to help round out my writing skills and cater to a broader audience. The subject matter of which became clear after recently discovering that there’s not a lot of information out there covering meals in the AM.

So, with inspiration from my food-blogging neighbor, but with an obvious lack of understanding for the intricacies of food composition and preparation, I have decided to create a new food blog which focuses on something I love – Breakfast – and introduce it in an approachable way – with absurdity.