- Using the Site Kit tab in the Admin Bar
- Viewing the Site Kit metrics using the Admin Bar
- Troubleshooting the Site Kit tab in the Admin Bar
The Site Kit tab appears in the WordPress Admin Bar for logged-in administrators if the Admin Bar is enabled. This tab allows site administrators to view useful metrics for the last 28 days based on the current URL being viewed.
Using the Site Kit tab in the Admin Bar
To view the Site Kit tab in the Admin Bar, visit the front end of your site, then hover over the Site Kit tab on the header of your site within the WordPress admin toolbar. If you don’t see it, check these two things:
- Ensure you have the WordPress Admin Bar enabled for your user profile in Administration > Users > Your Profile > Show Toolbar when viewing the site.
- Ensure that you have the Site Kit tab enabled in the Site Kit settings at Site Kit > Settings > Admin Settings > Display relevant page stats in the Admin bar.
Viewing the Site Kit metrics using the Admin Bar
With the Site Kit tab enabled in the Admin Bar, you can visit any URL on your website and hover over the Site Kit tab in the Admin Bar to view the Site Kit metrics. These metrics include:
- Total Impressions
- Total Clicks
- Total Users
- Total Sessions
This information is pulled from the Search Console and Google Analytics accounts connected to Site Kit.
For a more detailed overview of statistics for the URL that you are visiting, click the More details link, which will direct you to the Site Kit dashboard with a detailed overview of metrics for that particular URL.
Troubleshooting the Site Kit tab in the Admin Bar
Unlike the Site Kit dashboard, the Site Kit tab in the Admin Bar is accessible from the front-end of your site. This feature can also display errors or notices from Site Kit, including:
- An error occurred while running mapSelect: Cannot read property getReport of null
- Analytics gathering data
- Search Console gathering data
- Insufficient permissions in Analytics: Your Google account does not have sufficient permissions to access Analytics data, so you won’t be able to see stats from it on the Site Kit dashboard
Some third-party plugins, in particular caching and/or optimization plugins, may have features that can modify or rearrange code on a site’s front-end. It’s possible you may encounter errors with the Site Kit tab in the Admin Bar with particular configurations using these plugins.