Google Analytics Plugin Problem in WordPress 2.8

by Eric Pena on June 11, 2009



WordPress 2.8 “Baker” is now available for download. If your upgrading from a previous version, you should do an Automatic Upgrade from the wp-admin of your WordPress blog or site. WordPress 2.8 looks and feels like 2.7 but with many improvements to themes, widgets, taxonomies, and overall speed. There are over 790 bug fixes. This release is in honor of jazz legend Chet Baker.

Using the Automatic Upgrade is always fast and easy, but this time, it presented me with an error message after upgrading:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function is_site_admin() in /home2/menoobco/public_html/wp-content/plugins/sem-google-analytics/sem-google-analytics-admin.php on line 20

To fix the error and get back your wp-admin page, you need to go to the File Manager utility of your Web Host, go to your Plugins directory and rename the folder sem-google-analytics to some other name such as sem-google-analytics-orig.

Refresh your wp-admin page and the sem-google-analytics plugin will automatically be deactivated.

Just wait for an upgrade from the Plugin author before activating it again, or simply replace it by a similar plugin.

Enjoy your new WordPress 2.8 “Baker”!


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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stickers & Donuts June 12, 2009 at 9:07 am

Ahhh, thank you! I was preparing a freak-out, but this managed it quite quickly.

2 menoob June 14, 2009 at 9:11 pm

You're welcome! :-)

3 GrayFlannelSuit June 19, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Nice find, thanks!

4 josh June 19, 2009 at 9:25 pm

An easier way is to ftp in and rename the google analytics plugin file, which breaks the error and lets you into the admin panel. Then you can deactivate it.

5 Talia July 6, 2009 at 5:29 am

Are there any fixes to this yet? You're like the top google search while I'm trying to find out!! I really want to be able to see my stats again…

6 menoob July 6, 2009 at 5:39 am

I have replaced mine with Google Analytics for WordPress by Joost de Valk.

7 Rob July 15, 2009 at 10:12 am

Thanks for writing this, really saved my bacon!

8 Rob July 16, 2009 at 12:12 am

Thanks for writing this, really saved my bacon!

9 onertipaday July 21, 2009 at 2:38 pm

You save my day! Thanks so much!

10 The Wren's Nest July 24, 2009 at 12:55 am

Oh man, thanks so much for this explanation. Wahoo! Freedom!

11 Needed Help September 7, 2009 at 11:29 pm

THANKS! I was also starting to freak out!

12 eddiepetosa September 13, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Can one of the reasons this error occurs be the fact that I'm using shared web hosting for my Wordpress blog?

13 Joshua Gene December 17, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Thanks, the explanation was clear. And the solution worked. Cheers

14 gwenm February 10, 2010 at 1:00 am

J' ai declenché une autre erreur fatal'Fatal error: Call to undefined function is_site_admin() in /homez.332/logicielll/www/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-related-posts/related-posts.php on line 81'

j' ai retiré ce plugin de mon ftp et de ma base donnée, mais je ne peut toujours pas m' administrer je declenche toujours cette erreur..

15 Blaise April 15, 2010 at 4:26 am

Bravo – it worked!!! Many many thanks!

16 YamiJ December 4, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Just put this small function into your functions.php and you got analytics up and running.

17 YamiJ December 4, 2010 at 8:05 pm
18 David April 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I think you should look at this plugin Pro Google Analytics Tools for Wordpress it will be of great help to you in integrating Google Analytics into your wordpress.

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