How to track a simple button click event in shopify?

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by addison , in category: PHP General , 2 months ago

How to track a simple button click event in shopify?

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by larissa , 2 months ago

@addison 

To track a simple button click event in Shopify, you can follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Shopify account and go to your Shopify Dashboard.
  2. From the Shopify Dashboard, click on "Online Store" in the left-hand menu, then select "Themes".
  3. In the "Themes" section, click on "Actions" next to your current theme, and then click on "Edit code".
  4. In the code editor, navigate to the "Snippets" folder and click on "theme.liquid" file to open it.
  5. Look for the closing tag in the code and right before the tag, paste the following code:
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<!-- Global site tag (gtag.js) - Google Analytics -->
<script async src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=YOUR_GA_TRACKING_ID"></script>
<script>
window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];
function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);}
gtag('js', new Date());
gtag('config', 'YOUR_GA_TRACKING_ID');
</script>


Replace YOUR_GA_TRACKING_ID with your actual Google Analytics tracking ID. If you don't have one, you can create a Google Analytics account and get the tracking ID from there.

  1. Save the changes in the code and go back to your Shopify Dashboard.
  2. Click on "Settings" in the left-hand menu, and then select "Checkout".
  3. Scroll down to the "Order processing" section and find the "Additional scripts" field.
  4. In the "Additional scripts" field, you can add your custom code to track the button click event. For example, if you want to track a button with the ID "myButton", you can use the following code:
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<script>
document.getElementById("myButton").addEventListener("click", function(){
    gtag('event', 'click', {
        'event_category': 'Button',
        'event_label': 'My Button'
    });
});
</script>


Replace "myButton" with the actual ID of the button you want to track. Adjust the values of "event_category" and "event_label" according to your tracking preferences.

  1. Save the changes and your Shopify store is now tracking the button click event using Google Analytics. You can check the event data in your Google Analytics account under "Behavior" > "Events" > "Overview".