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Simple Analytics

Using the Simple Analytics plugin


Integration with simple analytics Simple Analytics

The simple analytics plugin automatically tracks page views on route changes for single page applications.

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Installation

npm install analytics
npm install @analytics/simple-analytics

How to use

The @analytics/simple-analytics package works in the browser. To use, install the package, include in your project and initialize the plugin with analytics.

Below is an example of how to use the browser plugin.

import Analytics from 'analytics'
import exports from '@analytics/simple-analytics'

const analytics = Analytics({
  app: 'awesome-app',
  plugins: [simpleAnalyticsPlugin()]
})

/* Track a custom event */
analytics.track('cartCheckout', {
  item: 'pink socks',
  price: 20
})

After initializing analytics with the exports plugin, data will be sent into Simple Analytics whenever or analytics.track are called.

See additional implementation examples for more details on using in your project.

Platforms Supported

The @analytics/simple-analytics package works in the browser

Browser usage

The Simple Analytics client side browser plugin works with these analytic api methods:

Browser API

import Analytics from 'analytics'
import exports from '@analytics/simple-analytics'

const analytics = Analytics({
  app: 'awesome-app',
  plugins: [simpleAnalyticsPlugin()]
})

Configuration options for browser

Optiondescription
customDomain
optional - string
Custom domain for simple analytics script. https://docs.simpleanalytics.com/script
hostname
optional - string
Allow overwriting domain name https://docs.simpleanalytics.com/overwrite-domain-name
collectDnt
optional - boolean
Allow collecting DNT visitors https://docs.simpleanalytics.com/dnt
mode
optional - string
Allow hash mode https://docs.simpleanalytics.com/hash-mode
ignorePages
optional - string
Add ignore pages https://docs.simpleanalytics.com/ignore-pages
saGlobal
optional - string
Overwrite SA global for events https://docs.simpleanalytics.com/events#the-variable-sa_event-is-already-used
autoCollect
optional - boolean
Overwrite SA global for events https://docs.simpleanalytics.com/trigger-custom-page-views#use-custom-collection-anyway
onloadCallback
optional - string
Allow onload callback https://docs.simpleanalytics.com/trigger-custom-page-views#use-custom-collection-anyway

Additional examples

Below are additional implementation examples.

Using in HTML

Below is an example of importing via the unpkg CDN. Please note this will pull in the latest version of the package.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Using @analytics/simple-analytics in HTML</title>
    <script src="https://unpkg.com/analytics/dist/analytics.min.js"></script>
    <script src="https://unpkg.com/@analytics/simple-analytics/dist/@analytics/simple-analytics.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
      /* Initialize analytics */
      var Analytics = _analytics.init({
        app: 'my-app-name',
        plugins: [simpleAnalyticsPlugin()]
      })

      /* Track a custom event */
      analytics.track('cartCheckout', {
        item: 'pink socks',
        price: 20
      })
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    ....
  </body>
</html>
Using in HTML via ES Modules

Using @analytics/simple-analytics in ESM modules.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Using @analytics/simple-analytics in HTML via ESModules</title>
    <script>
      // Polyfill process.
      // **Note**: Because `import`s are hoisted, we need a separate, prior <script> block.
      window.process = window.process || { env: { NODE_ENV: 'production' } }
    </script>
    <script type="module">
      import analytics from 'https://unpkg.com/analytics/lib/analytics.browser.es.js?module'
      import simpleAnalytics from 'https://unpkg.com/@analytics/simple-analytics/lib/analytics-plugin-simple-analytics.browser.es.js?module'
      /* Initialize analytics */
      const Analytics = analytics({
        app: 'analytics-html-demo',
        debug: true,
        plugins: [
          simpleAnalyticsPlugin()
          // ... add any other third party analytics plugins
        ]
      })

      /* Track a custom event */
      analytics.track('cartCheckout', {
        item: 'pink socks',
        price: 20
      })
    </script>
  </head>
  <body>
    ....
  </body>
</html>