Attention folks, it was a great surprise and intrusion to have my WordPress Dashboard hijacked and taken over by notice to migrate to ExactMetrics today.
The notice said: Important: You are currently using manual UA code output. We highly recommend authenticating with ExactMetrics so that you can access our new reporting area and take advantage of new ExactMetrics features. But I never asked for it!
Therefore if anyone else is doing their WP maintenance and updates, and wonder what on earth this new dashboard notice is, (that you did not solicit,) then be aware this notice only happens if you are a user of Google Analytics Dashboard plugin, and you update it.
It would be best for you to learn about ExactMetrics authenticity first before you let it “do its thing” on your dashboard. In a nutshell, its an open-source plugin to replace and improve upon the functionality of Google Analytics Dashboard.
Read here first: Google Analytics Dashboard for WP by ExactMetrics (formerly GADWP)
Then go back to your dashboard and if you decide to activate, then you will have to give the plugin new permission to access your Google Analytics account. Once you have completed the set up, you will get an email SECURITY ALERT in your gmail, saying did you allow this access? You can safely ignore the security warning email.
As per described at WordPress.org:
The ExactMetrics Google Analytics for WordPress plugin helps you properly setup all the powerful Google Analytics tracking features without writing any code or hiring a developer.
More importantly, over 1 million users love ExactMetrics because of our signature Google Analytics Dashboard that helps you view key Google Analytics stats right inside your WordPress dashboard.
Our goal at ExactMetrics is to help you grow your business faster with data-driven decisions.
This is why we built the most comprehensive Google Analytics plugin for WordPress, so you can setup all the powerful tracking features that website owners otherwise miss out on when simply pasting the analytics code in WordPress.