Getting Started with the Plausible Analytics Data Studio Connector
Setting up the Plausible Analytics Data Studio Connector is simple and should take only a couple of minutes. There are two ways that you can connect Plausible Analytics sites. The first way is if you are accessing one Plausible site as part of a free preview. The second is with a subscription, where you will have the option to link multiple Plausible sites. (Currently the Basic plan allows you to link 3 sites and the Pro plan enables you to link up to 50 sites)
Connecting a Single Plausible Site
1.) Add the Plausible Analytics by Epilocal connector as a new data source in Data Studio
2.) Authorize the connector to access your Google account. If you have multiple Google accounts, be sure to select the Google account that you use with Data Studio
3.) You will be prompted to enter a Username and a Token
The Username should be the name of the site you want to link in the format ‘mysite.com’. (no https or www) The Token refers to the API Key that you must create from your Plausible Analytics dashboard. To create an API Key, go to Settings and scroll down to where you can click New API Key.
This will automatically generate a new API Key that you should copy and give a name, then press Continue.
Once you enter this API Key as your token, you will have successfully connected the Plausible site that you entered as the Username.
Connecting Multiple Plausible Sites
1.) Login to your Epilocal acccount and go to the account management page
2.) If you used a different email address to create your Epilocal account than the email address you use to access Data Studio, you must add this email address as a user to your subscription. You can do this by clicking on Manage Users and replacing the email with the one that you would like to use in Data Studio.
3.) Back in Account Management, click on Manage Plausible Analytics Sites. The first time that you link Plausible, you will need to enter your API Key. You can create this by going to your Plausible Analytics dashboard > Settings. To create an API Key, scroll down to New API Key.
Copy this key and press Continue.
Now enter that API Key along with the name of the site you want to link in the format ‘mysite.com’. (no www or https) If all the details were correct and the site was successfully linked, you will now see it listed along with the option to unlink your account.
4.) Now you will see the option to Add Plausible Site. Click this and enter in the name of the additional site you want to link. (in the format ‘mysite.com’) Repeat for as many sites as you would like to link.
5.) Once all of your sites are linked, add the Plausible Analytics by Epilocal connector as a new data source in Data Studio
6.) Authorize the connector to access your Google account. Be sure to select the Google account that you have set up as a User for the connector. (in Step 2)
7.) Select the site that you want to use from the dropdown menu