“Bad Request” error while trying to authorize the plugin

Last Updated on April 30, 2017 by Chris Christoff

In this documentation page you’ll find answers for frequently asked questions about Google Analytics Dashboard for WP.

If you have any errors displayed under Google Analytics -> Errors & Debug, you should start by checking these error codes first.

If you can’t find the right answer, go to WordPress.org support forums and drop a question there. Try to give as many details as possible about your issue.

I get a “Bad Request” error while trying to authorize the plugin. How can I fix it?

If a white screen with a Bad Request 404 or 400 error is displayed while trying to authorize the plugin, it’s because of a bad cookie.

To solve this issue try using other browsers or clear all your browser’s cookies. Deleting all Google cookies is usually enough.

Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • On your browser toolbar, click More.
  • Go to More tools, and then click Clear browsing data.
  • In the Clear browsing data box, click the checkboxes for Cookies and other site and plug-in data.
  • Use the menu at the top to select the amount of data that you want to delete. Choose beginning of time to delete everything.
  • Click Clear browsing data.

Mozilla Firefox

To clear cookies in Mozilla Firefox follow these steps.

Internet Explorer

To clear cookies in Internet Explorer follow these steps.


To clear cookies in Safari follow these steps.