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Hi there.  i just moved over a Joomla site to my server and need to remove the previous Google Analytics code that the previous developer had put in.  I logged into the Administrator -> Extensions -> Template Manager, then Edit HTML on the template and added in the new GA code but the old code was not in there.

I have no idea where he placed that code. I'm assuming he hard coded it into a file?

Here is the site:  http://blindsanddesignforless.com

The version Joomla is running is 1.5.26

Thanks for your help!
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Question by:COwebmaster
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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It's at the bottom. You now have two

<script type="text/javascript">
 
  var _gaq = _gaq || [];
  _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-41002353-1']);
  _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);
 
  (function() {
    var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
    ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
  })();
 
</script>


			<script type="text/javascript">
			var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www.");
			document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));
			</script>
			<script type="text/javascript">
			try {
			var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-20884212-1");
			pageTracker._trackPageview();
			} catch(err) {}</script>

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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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I think you will loose your history, can't you get your old developer to make you an admin for that domain in GA, then just remove that person.   This way, you will keep your history.
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by:COwebmaster
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I'm not concerned about the history just removing that old code.  Do you where and in which php file i would need to look in to remove that old code?  or in administrator area?
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Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 2000 total points
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Just edit your template and remove the google. code. It will be at the bottom.  http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?t=404104

Look to make sure you keep/remove the correct code.  

getTracker("UA-20884212-1") vs UA-41002353-1']);

You will want to remove everything from <script> to </script> for that account.
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by:COwebmaster
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I logged into the Administrator -> Extensions -> Template Manager, then Edit HTML on the template and added in the new GA code but the old code was not in there.

Where else would it be?
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by:webtechgal
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What editor are you using?
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by:COwebmaster
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I see TinyMCE and JCE 1.5.5 in the dashboard.  how can i tell which one is being used?
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Thanks!
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