Just want to know if there are any ways to add lines into the HEAD tags () of any page in Drupal 4.0 or 4.5 from the admin panel, for example to add Google Analitycs code, metatags, etc.?


nevets’s picture

Not directly, there may be modules but on such an old version of Drupal maybe not. You might want to consider upgrading the site

nelliott’s picture

Thanks for the response. If I ask our web developer to upgrade is it a time consuming, lengthy process and does it visually effect the front end of the site? I know this a vague question, just want an idea. Thanks in advance.

nevets’s picture

Time to upgrade depends on the features/functionality and any custom code.

If your site is pre 4.7 you first need to upgrade to it, then to the latest version of Drupal 5, then repeat for Drupal 6 and I would suggest to Drupal 7.

An alternative approach is to make a "new" site and migrate the data over.

da_solver’s picture

You can add meta tags like google analytics by editing your active theme's page.tpl.php page. Locate the <head></head> section and apply your edit. Just make sure you make a backup of the "page.tpl.php" page (in case you make a mistake). Make sure you use a text editor (not a word processor like MS Word).

Personally, I always make and then test any changes on a local installation (installed and running on my local machine) first.

I know that's not "through the Admin Panel", however it will get it done :)

Hope that helps :)
Good Luck

nelliott’s picture

Thanks for the great response!

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