{eac}SimpleGTM Extension Plugin

{eac}eacSimpleGTM installs and configures the Google Tag Manager (GTM) or Google Analytics (GA4) script with optional tracking events.

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Homepage:https://eacdoojigger.earthasylum.com/eacsimplegtm/ Author:EarthAsylum Consulting Current Version:1.0.1 Last Updated:17-Jun-2024 Requires WordPress Version:5.8 Compatible up to:6.5 Requires PHP Version:7.4 Requires {eac}Doojigger:2.6 Contributors:kevinburkholder License:GPLv3 or later License URI:https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html Tags:google tag manager, google analytics, tracking, analytics, {eac}Doojigger WordPress URI:https://wordpress.org/plugins/eacsimplegtm GitHub URI:https://github.com/EarthAsylum/eacsimplegtm


{eac}Doojigger SimpleGTM is an {eac}Doojigger extension that installs the Google Tag Manager (GTM) or Google Analytics (GA4) script, sets default consent options, and enables tracking of page views, site searches, content views, and, when using WooCommerce, e-commerce actions.

{eac}SimpleGTM is a very light-weight and simple extension that uses PHP to add small JavaScript snippets to your web pages for configuring and tracking with Google Analytics. Many web site owners will find this more than sufficient over more complicated (and over-bearing) alternatives.

The selected consent attributes are set to 'granted' before other tags are loaded or actions taken. This does not make your site GDPR/CCPA compliant and should not be used in place of a Consent Management Platform (CMP). See Google's Introduction to user consent. This is typically not necessary and not recommended when using a CMP.

If no consent attributes are selected than the "consent default" configuration is not sent, otherwise, unselected attributes are set to "denied".

Default consent settings passed when initializing GTM or GA4:

  • URL passthrough

When consent attributes ad_storage and/or analytics_storage are set to denied, pass information about ad clicks or analytics through URL parameters.

  • Allow Google Signals

Allows session data that Google associates with users who have signed in to their Google accounts, and who have turned on Ads Personalization.

  • Redact Ads Data

When ads_data_redaction is true and ad_storage is denied, ad click identifiers sent in network requests by Google Ads and Floodlight tags will be redacted. Network requests will also be sent through a cookieless domain.

Send Event Tags

When to send events to the browser. In Page Footer sends events in the page footer as the page loads. On Document Load sends events as soon as the document is loaded but before the browser renders the page. On Window Ready waits for the page to be rendered (this may be helpful with late-loading CMP plugins).

Events To Track

Custom events are simple events with limited data that use Google's recommended names and attributes

See Recommended events: Tag Manager Google Tag

  • Page Views

    • page_view {page_title, page_location, page_referrer, user_agent, page_encoding, language}
  • Site Search

    • search {search_term}
  • View Content (category, tag, term)

    • select_content {content_type, content_id}
  • View Archive (archive, author, date)

    • select_content {content_type, content_id}
  • E-Commerce

    • view_item_list {item_list_id, item_list_name}
    • view_item {currency, value, items}
    • view_cart {currency, value, items}
    • begin_checkout {currency, value, coupon, discount, items}
    • purchase {transaction_id, currency, value, coupon, discount, shipping, tax, items}
    • items = {item_id, item_name, price, discount, quantity, item_variant, item_category}
  • Cart Actions

    • select_promotion {promotion_id, promotion_name}
    • add_to_cart {currency, value, items}
    • remove_from_cart {currency, value, items}
    • update_cart_item {currency, value, items}
    • items = {item_id, item_name, price, discount, quantity, item_variant, item_category}
  • Page Not Found

    • page_not_found {request_uri}

* Session storage is used when cart actions are triggered. This requires enabling/setting {eac}Doojigger → Session Extension.

* Page Views are typically included in your tag container, other tags & triggers may need to be configured in Google Tag Manager.

Actions and Filters

  • eacDoojigger_google_tag_event - Action to add a custom event.

    • do_action( 'eacDoojigger_google_tag_event( 'event_name', [...event parameters...] ) );
  • eacDoojigger_google_ecommerce_event - Action to add an ecommerce event.

    • do_action( 'eacDoojigger_google_ecommerce_event( 'event_name', [...event parameters...] ) );
  • eacDoojigger_google_tag_consent - Filter the consent array.

    • add_filter( 'eacDoojigger_google_tag_consent', function($consent) {...} );
    • $consent is an array of [ $option => 'granted|denied' ]
  • eacDoojigger_google_tag_configuration - Filter the configuration array.

    • add_filter( 'eacDoojigger_google_tag_configuration', function($config) {...} );
    • $config is an array of [ $option => bool ]
  • eacDoojigger_google_tag_events - Filter the events array prior to output.

    • add_filter( 'eacDoojigger_google_tag_events', function($events) {...} );
    • $events is an array of [ $event => [$attributes] ]
    • $event is an array [type,event_name] where type is 'gtm', 'gtag', or 'ecommerce'.

{eac}SimpleGTM is an extension plugin to and requires installation and registration of {eac}Doojigger.

* Currently pending approval from the WordPress Plugin Repository.

Automatic Plugin Installation

This plugin is available from the WordPress Plugin Repository and can be installed from the WordPress Dashboard » Plugins » Add New page. Search for 'EarthAsylum', click the plugin's [Install] button and, once installed, click [Activate].

See Managing Plugins -> Automatic Plugin Installation

Upload via WordPress Dashboard

Installation of this plugin can be managed from the WordPress Dashboard » Plugins » Add New page. Click the [Upload Plugin] button, then select the eacsimplegtm.zip file from your computer.

See Managing Plugins -> Upload via WordPress Admin

Manual Plugin Installation

You can install the plugin manually by extracting the eacsimplegtm.zip file and uploading the 'eacsimplegtm' folder to the 'wp-content/plugins' folder on your WordPress server.

See Managing Plugins -> Manual Plugin Installation


Once installed and activated options for this extension will show in the 'Tracking' tab of {eac}Doojigger settings.

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Change Log

Version 1.0.1 – June 17, 2024

  • Added load option (inline/dom ready/window load).
  • Use session instead of transient when storing events.

Version 1.0.0 – June 6, 2024

  • Initial release.