Proxying Plausible through Netlify
Step 1: Add URL rewrite rules
If you don't already have a
_redirects file at the publishing directory of your site, create one. You can learn more about Netlify redirects and rewrites here. Here's the setup for proxying Plausible Analytics:
/js/script.js https://plausible.io/js/script.js 200
/api/event https://plausible.io/api/event 200
You can also choose a subdirectory to install Plausible under to make sure it doesn't shadow any routes that you may already have in your application:
/your-subdirectory/js/script.js https://plausible.io/js/script.js 200
/your-subdirectory/api/event https://plausible.io/api/event 200
Choose a generic or irrelevant name for the subdirectory. If you choose something like
it might get blocked in the future.
Using our script extensions such as hash-based routing, page exclusions or outbound link click tracking? Edit your
_redirects and change the name from
script.js to the script you want to use:
script.outbound-links.js. Want to use more than one extension? You can chain them like this:
Step 2: Adjust your deployed script
With the URL rewrites in place, you can change your script tag as follows:
<script defer data-domain="yourdomain.com" src="/js/script.js"></script>
In case of a subdirectory installation, you'll also need to add a
data-api attribute to tell the script where the data should be sent.
<script defer data-domain="yourdomain.com" data-api="/subdirectory/api/event" src="/subdirectory/js/script.js"></script>
Deploy these changes to your Netlify site. You can verify the proxy is working by opening your network tab. You should see a request to
https://yourdomain.com/js/script.js with status 200 and another one to
https://yourdomain.com/api/event with status 202.
src attribute is being manipulated to some unrecognised CDN URL, it's because you have the
Asset optimization JS settings enabled in Netlify. Both the
Bundle JS and
Minify JS options must be de-selected to avoid interference with the proxied Plausible URL.
Prefer not to disable the
Asset optimization? Try to use the absolute URL in the
src attribute of your