I'm using an embedded template to include the for my site. I want to use Google Analytics custom variables to track visitor information for logged in users so thought I could selectively show the Analytics code if a user is logged in using the {if logged_in} conditional.

So in a tag have put the following:

{if logged_in}
// define a Visitor-level Custom Variables based on the member ID
_gaq.push(['_setCustomVar',1,'Member ID','{member_id}',1]); 

If the user is logged in then the code works as expected. However if a member is not logged in the template is writing the following to my HTML:

{if FALSE}
// define a Visitor-level Custom Variables based on the member ID
_gaq.push(['_setCustomVar',1,'Member ID','0',1]); 

Any thoughts why this might be happening? I would expect that if nobody is logged in the site would return nothing.



  • I tried your exact code on 2.6.1 and it works fine, logged in or out. Is it possible there's something somewhere else that is disrupting the conditional? – Romans-8---31-39 Jun 21 '13 at 13:50

Since your conditional is inside of <script> tags, EE by default prevents the advanced conditional from parsing. Add this to your config:

$config['protect_javascript'] = 'n';
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  • Many thanks Siebird - that has fixed this issue :D – Cole Henley Jun 21 '13 at 14:53

I would suggest not using {if False} and instead using {if:else} and then specifying your analytics code from there.

Because you're not doing that, I would speculate that EE doesn't know what "else" to do and so just tries to go with what it has, which is nothing.

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