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Big Brother

Big Brother is an extra by markh, first released on 2021-10-02.

Package Description

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

Big Brother v2 only supports Google Analytics v4. To use Big Brother with Google Analytics v3 ("Universal Analytics"), you need to install Big Brother v1.5 instead.

Learn about the difference between Google Analytics v3 ("Universal Analytics") and v4.

Big Brother gives you a quick overview of the most important metrics from Google Analytics, directly on the MODX dashboard.

The following data is provided:

  • Line-chart showing your daily visitors in the last 4 weeks, compared against the previous period
  • Number of sessions, page views, unique visitors, average engagement rate, and average time on site over the past 4 weeks
  • Acquisition sources
  • Most popular pages by page views
  • Top countries by unique users
  • Top referring domains

Authorization with your Google account is easy and secure; just follow the steps when prompted to authorize. The information to access information for an authorized profile never leaves your site. It's also possible to configure custom credentials.

Have issues authenticating your Google Analytics account on a site that used v1.3.2 or earlier, or 2.1.0 or earlier versions? Remove the bigbrother.native_app_client_id and `bigbrother.native_app_client_secret` system settings from your site, and reinstall Big Brother.

Usage/Installation Instructions


  • 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


First seen
Supported databases
Minimum MODX Requirement

Big Brother Releases

Vendor Signature Released on
modmore 1.5.2-pl 2021-10-02 (10 months ago)
MODX.com 2.2.0-pl 2021-10-02 (10 months ago)
modmore 2.2.0-pl 2021-10-02 (10 months ago)
MODX.com 2.1.1-pl 2021-09-25 (10 months ago)
modmore 2.1.1-pl 2021-09-25 (10 months ago)
modmore 2.1.0-pl 2021-09-16 (11 months ago)
MODX.com 2.0.2-pl 2021-08-03 (1 year ago)
modmore 2.0.1-pl 2021-08-03 (1 year ago)
MODX.com 2.0.1-pl 2021-08-03 (1 year ago)
modmore 1.5.1-pl 2021-08-02 (1 year ago)
modmore 2.0.0-pl 2021-08-02 (1 year ago)
modmore 2.0.0-dev4 2021-06-07 (1 year ago)
modmore 2.0.0-dev3 2021-06-07 (1 year ago)
modmore 2.0.0-dev2 2021-06-07 (1 year ago)
modmore 1.5.0-pl 2021-04-23 (1 year ago)
MODX.com 1.4.1-pl 2020-07-17 (2 years ago)
MODX.com 1.4.0-pl 2020-07-13 (2 years ago)
MODX.com 1.3.1-pl 2017-07-21 (5 years ago)

We've also seen 16 unverified versions of Big Brother in use, but don't list those as we've been unable of confirming they are official releases from an official source.