About tracker debugger

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The tracker debugger lets you check if your tracking works correctly. Unlike the session log report, which presents data with a 30-minute delay, tracker debugger shows real-time events that are happening on your website. Therefore, after making some changes to the tracking, you can quickly see if the tracker is correctly collecting data.

To use the tracker debugger, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Menu > Analytics (new).
  2. Navigate to Settings.
  3. On the left, click Tracker debugger.
  4. View recorded sessions.
    Tracker debugger in Piwik PRO

    Note: The tracker debugger shows sessions tracked today only.

Check your tracking

To check if your tracking works correctly, you may use the following method:

  1. Open the website that you track using Piwik PRO.
  2. Consent to all tracking purposes.
  3. Right click on any element on the website and click Inspect or Inspect Element, depending on the browser you’re using.
  4. Navigate to Console.
  5. In Console, use the following call. It will return the visitor ID that was set for you.
    _paq.push([ function() {console.log(this.getVisitorId())}]);
    Visitor ID in the browser's console
  6. Copy the visitor ID.
  7. Log in to Piwik PRO.
  8. Go to Menu > Analytics (new).
  9. Navigate to Settings.
  10. On the left, click Tracker debugger.
  11. Paste the visitor ID to the session filter.
    Tracker debugger in Piwik PRO
  12. If tracking works correctly, you’ll see your current session with the visitor ID and all performed events.
    Tracker debugger in Piwik PRO

To see more methods for checking tracking, read this article.

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