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Google Analytics / JavaScript: Get Client ID

I'm working in WordPress and I have this block of JS code on my page. I'm trying to write the Google Analytic Client ID in the console, however, I'm getting the following console error:

Uncaught ReferenceError: ga is not defined


<script>

    ga('create', 'UA-123456789-1', 'auto');
    ga('send', 'pageview');
    
    ga(function(tracker) {
      console.log(tracker.get('clientId'));
      /* Your other code here */
    });

</script>

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What am I missing?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks!
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Michel Plungjan
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1. You need the ga script before the code above
2. You need to check that ga is not rewritten to for example __gaTracker viz: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/why-__gatracker-instead-of-ga/

You can try this:

window.addEventListener("load",function() {
  let ga = ga || __gaTracker;
  if (ga) {
    ga('create', 'UA-123456789-1', 'auto');
    ga('send', 'pageview');
    
    ga(function(tracker) {
      console.log(tracker.get('clientId'));
      /* Your other code here */
    });
  }
  else { console.log("We need some other means to get to ga"); }
});

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Hi Michel - Thanks for helping me. It's greatly appreciated.  

I've added your code to the footer of my page, but I'm still getting the same error.  

FYI:  I'm using a plugin in WordPress called 'Google Site Kit'.   Could I be missing a script or something that the Google Site Kit plugin doesn't add to my page in order to get this working?  Here's a screenshot of my error.

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