To use Google Tag Manager (GTM) events via localhost, you can follow these steps:
- Set up GTM on your website: First, you need to set up GTM on your website by creating a GTM account, adding a GTM container to your website, and placing the GTM code snippet on your website.
- Install the GTM Debugger extension: You can install the GTM Debugger extension on your browser (Chrome or Firefox) to debug and troubleshoot your GTM implementation. The GTM Debugger allows you to see the events and data being sent to GTM.
- Add the GTM container code to your localhost environment: Next, you need to add the GTM container code to your localhost environment. You can do this by copying the GTM container code snippet and pasting it into your localhost environment.
- Test your GTM implementation: To test your GTM implementation on localhost, you can use the GTM Debugger extension. Open the website on your localhost and enable the GTM Debugger. Then, trigger the events that you have set up in GTM (e.g., button clicks, form submissions) and check if the events are being tracked correctly in GTM.
- Publish your GTM container: Once you have tested your GTM implementation on localhost and made sure that everything is working correctly, you can publish your GTM container. This will make your GTM tags, triggers, and variables live on your website.
Note that when testing your GTM implementation on localhost, you may encounter cross-domain tracking issues. To overcome this, you can use the GTM Preview and Debug mode, which allows you to preview and test your GTM implementation across different domains.