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[HACK] Adding Google Analytics event tracking to clicks in FPSS

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7 years 2 months ago - 6 years 11 months ago #50030 by vinny carvalho
vinny carvalho created the topic: [HACK] Adding Google Analytics event tracking to clicks in FPSS
Love FPSS (version 3.2.0 ) (Joomla 1.5)– But one thing I have always wanted was for the ability to track when people click a slide that links to a document or website using google analytics 'events'.  I looked around and seems there was no built-in way to do this or any success by other users - so I tried what I guess would be called a 'hack' of the fpss code ( I am by no means a coder and do not wish to insult the developer).  Maybe this could be worked into the next version?
Using the JJ-Obs template as an example.
In the modules folder of the Joomla installation is the mod_ fpss folder - within that folder are all the templates.  Within the main folder for each template is a php file.  default.php

At or about line 20 you should see
<a<?php echo $slide->target; ?> href="<?php echo $slide->link; ?>" class="slide-link">

If you add your google onclick event code right after the initial <a tag it will now track the ‘event’ and it appears within google analytics
<a onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'LINK-EXTERNAL', 'LINK-EXTERNAL', 'LINK-CASE-STUDIES-<?php echo $slide->title; ?>']);"<?php echo $slide->target; ?> href="<?php echo $slide->link; ?>" class="slide-link">

In the above example the final event label in google analytics would be unique and read
LINK-CASE-STUDIES-followed by the title that I have given the slide within fpss itself.

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6 years 4 months ago #50031 by Greg
Greg replied the topic: Re: [HACK] Adding Google Analytics event tracking to clicks in FPSS
I track mine in campaigns rather than events.  If you add ?utm_campaign=campaignname&utm_medium=mediumname&utm_source=sourcename (replacing campaignname, mediumname & sourcename with your desired values) to the end of your links they are tracked in GA without the hack.  You only have to use a custom url in the fpss slide instead of joomla article or menu item.  See screenshot attached.
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1 year 8 months ago - 1 year 8 months ago #166446 by natecovington
natecovington replied the topic: [HACK] Adding Google Analytics event tracking to clicks in FPSS
I had to figure this out recently for a client using Joomla 3.8.x and K2 2.8, with the newer Universal Analytics tracking method. Here is my "onClick" command that also sends the attachment filename and title to Analytics...
onclick="ga('send', 'event', 'PDF', 'Download', '<?php echo $attachment->filename; ?> <?php echo $attachment->title; ?>');"

Edit: Whoops, was trying to post this under a relevant K2 forum topic, didn't realise this was for FPSS.
Last edit: 1 year 8 months ago by natecovington. Reason: wrong topic

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1 year 8 months ago #166451 by Krikor Boghossian
Krikor Boghossian replied the topic: [HACK] Adding Google Analytics event tracking to clicks in FPSS
No worries :)
You can post it again.

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