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Track your Essential Grid clicks with Google Analytics

Quick Tip:

Already have your GA tracking code installed and your slider links setup? Skip to step #3.

1. Setup your Google Analytics account for your site

If you’re reading this article, chances are you already have Google Analytics (GA) setup for your site. But if not, here are a few good places to start for setting up GA for your WordPress site:

Getting Started with Google Analytics:

Where to find your Tracking Code:

Setting up your Tracking Code:

WordPress Plugin to connect your GA Account to your site:

2. Hyperlink your Grid Items

3. Add the following script to your grid's API/JavaScript section.

This code does not need to be modified (straight copy and paste)

/* listen for clicks for outbound links, lightbox, and filter buttons */
jQuery('body').on('click', '.esg-grid a, .esg-filterbutton', function() {
    var $this = jQuery(this),
        data  = '';
    /* if click is outbound link or lightbox */
    if($'a')) {
        /* if clicked item is lightbox link */
        if($this.hasClass('esgbox')) data += 'Lightbox: ';
        data += $this.attr('href');
    /* if click is filter button */
    else {
        data += 'Filter: ' + $this.text();
    /* send event data to Google */
    __gaTracker('send', 'event', 'outbound', 'click', data, {'transport': 'beacon'});

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