You easily can integrate Google Analytics with your website. Complete the integration steps at Google and then copy your Google Analytics ID into the field provided. You can sign up here: https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/provision/?authuser=0#provision/SignUp/
You can sign up for Disqus and to enable comments on your site. Apply with Disqus here: https://disqus.com/profile/signup/
Creating forms on your website allows visitors to your website to send you a message, but it has one drawback. Forms added to your website can be accessed by humans and non-humans. The non-human programs that automatically fill out forms and submit them create spam. You can eliminate most of the spam by adding “reCAPTCHA” to your website. reCAPTCHA will verify the submission process is done by a human and not an automated process. reCAPTCHA does a great job of eliminating most of these unwanted submissions. It will automatically add an "I'm Human" checkmark to each of your forms but it is not invasive to your visitors.
You can choose to integrate ReCaptcha on your forms to help prevent spam submissions. It is easy to sign up for a free account, and the steps are simple to complete. When you have completed the integration with ReCaptcha, all of your public forms will contain the spam prevention check at the end of the form.
An additional benefit to setting up reCAPTCHA is that your form submissions emails will show the contents of the submitted forms, rather than just a notice that a submission has been made on your website.
The SimpleUpdates CMS platform supports Stripe as our supported payment processor. We have selected Stripe because of its industry leadership, low fees, and ease of use. Creating a Stripe account is free and easy. There are no recurring monthly fees. You are only billed around 3% of sales as a transaction processing fee. You can setup your free account here: https://dashboard.stripe.com/register
The steps you will perform:
- Create your stripe account
- Verify your email address by clicking the link in an email that Stripe will send you
- Fill out the Business Settings page. This will be how Stripe moves funds into your bank account.
- Confirm your Business Settings.
- Go to your website Integrations page, and in the Payment Processor section, click "Connect with Stripe" and follow the simple steps.
- All set!