4. Writing the header and body scripts

If your Pixel app employs Javascript, then you’ll also need to add scripts to the store's <header> and/or <body> tags in order to fetch and send the needed data.

️ Adding a script in your store's <header> ensures that it will be executed before any of the other HTML elements on the page are rendered. Although this may impair your store's performance, it is a good option if your Pixel app relies on the interaction between users and the store components. Adding a script in the store's <body> tag can increase performance rates, but at the cost of losing important user data while it is executed. Choose wisely according to your Pixel app functionality.

  1. Create a new file called header.html inside your app's pixel folder in order to add a script to a page’s <header>.
  2. Create a new file called body.html inside your app's pixel folder in order to add a script to the end of the page’s <body> tag.
  3. In the desired files, add the settingsSchema variable value - the same one used in the previous step. For example:
  // Using via JavaScript
  var appId = "{{settings.gtmId}}";

<!-- Using directly in an HTML tag -->
<script src="//foobar.com?gtmId={{settings.gtmId}}"></script>

In the example above, we use the gtmID user identification.

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