• Hi Joost

    First of all thanks for a fantastic plugin, I use it on all sites I run, it makes life so much easier.

    I have found one thing, while working with a client. Your plugin doesn’t track mailto links. I believe you added that in 4.0.2, however the anchor pattern you currently use, does not catch them. I made a small example where I filter both a normal link and a mailto link:

    $text = '<a class="footerlink" href="mailto:example@example.com">example@example.com</a>';
    $text2 = '<a id="testid" class="testclass" href="http://www.test.dk/events-2/">» See all events</a>';
    static $anchorPattern = '/<a (.*?)href=[\'\"](.*?)\/\/([^\'\"]+?)[\'\"](.*?)>(.*?)<\/a>/i';
    preg_replace_callback( $anchorPattern, 'ga_parse_article_link', $text );
    preg_replace_callback( $anchorPattern, 'ga_parse_article_link', $text2 );
    function ga_parse_article_link( $matches ) {
                echo '<pre>';
                echo '</pre>';

    Furthermore this piece of code

    if ( strpos( $matches[2], "http" ) !== 0 ) {
        $target = false;
    } else if ( ( strpos( $matches[2], "mailto" ) === 0 ) ) {
       $target = 'email';
    } else {
        $target = GA_Filter::ga_get_domain( $matches[3] );

    Will never land us in the second option I believe.

    I think that an anchorpattern like

    static $anchorPattern = '/<a (.*?)href=[\'\"](.*?):\/?\/?([^\'\"]+?)[\'\"](.*?)>(.*?)<\/a>/i';

    Will find the mailto links as well, but I am uncertain of the implications in other parts of the code.

    I hope this is enough to make the issue clear, and if not just ask and I will try to explain a little more.



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  • +1

    Agreed, this plug in is invaluable! But also agreed that “mailto” tracking is important.



    I can add onclick tracking for individual links to track, but it would be so much more useful and convenient if this plugin handled the job automatically.

    I understand that it’s a free product, but I hope you can find the time to fix this problem.

    I´m looking for this too!

    I´ve no ideo how the code of the plugin works, but I use this part of code on other sites to track mailto links.

    else if (href && href.match(/^mailto\:/i)) {
                    jQuery(this).click(function() {
                        var mailLink = href.replace(/^mailto\:/i, '');
                        _gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'Email', 'Click', mailLink]);

    I also found this: http://startbigthinksmall.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/tracking-mailto-anchors-and-external-links-with-google-analytics/

    Any Idea to integrate this?

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