Big Brother

Google Analytics dashboard

Creator: Stephane Boulard (lossendae)
Updated by: Mark Hamstra (markh)

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About Big Brother

A Google Analytics dashboard for MODX, brought to you by modmore. Originally developed in 2011 by Stephane Boulard (lossendae), rebuild completely in 2021 for Google Analytics 4.

Use v1.5 for Google Analytics v3 ("Universal Analytics"), and v3 for Google Analytics v4.


September 17, 2022

Supported Database


Supported Versions
2.7 - Current


Big Brother Documentation



  • Download & install via the MODX Package Manager. Note that if you want to use v1.5, you need to use the modmore package provider.
  • In System > Dashboards, add the Google Analytics dashboard widget to a dashboard. As MODX 2 overwrites the default dashboards on upgrade, use a custom dashboard and in System > Access Control Lists > edit user group select the appropriate dashboard widget.
  • Navigate to the dashboard
  • Follow the instructions to authorize access to your Google Analytics account.

The source code and issue tracker for bugs and feature requests can be found on GitHub

New in 3.0.0-rc1

Big Brother v3 is an upgrade to v2 with a new authentication flow. Learn more about this release

Big Brother v2 is a complete rewrite for use with Google Analytics v4. If your property uses Google Analytics v3 ("Universal Analytics"), downgrade to v1.5 instead.

Big Brother 3.0.0-rc1

Released on 2022-08-27

In light of Google's deprecation of Out-Of-Band (OOB) authorizations, we've implemented a proxy to keep authorizations smooth and quick. Existing authorizations will remain valid after this update.

IMPORTANT: Custom OAuth credentials are no longer supported for new authorizations!

Other changes:

  • Remove some more legacy settings on update (account, account_name, total_account)

Current releases

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September 17, 2022
2.7 - Current

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October 2, 2021
2.0 - Current

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September 25, 2021
2.0 - Current

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August 3, 2021
2.0 - Current