Problem: Include analytic JS code in production, but not in staging or development.

Attempted to detect production environment with:

{if "{site_url}" == "http://www.example.com/"}

... but that's not evaluating as true; attempted to debug to get correct value of {site_url}, but, the value I'm using looks to be correct (copied/pasted to be sure).

<!-- {site_url} --> outputs <!-- http://www.example.com/ -->

Is this a parse order issue, or is there sometime obvious I'm missing in my pre-coffee state this morning?

If it's parse order, how do you go about doing conditionals on the environment within your templates if not with {site_url}?

Note: I'll actually respond if you take the time to assist, and, I'll mark the correct answer as answered ;-)

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Or set a $env_global['myjs'] in the config.prod.php with the analytics code ID number and leave that var blank in the config.dev.php then just {myjs} in the template and it only outputs the ID in production.

  • Interesting; have been doing this a long time, didn't know about $env_globals; thanks! Jan 13, 2014 at 13:31
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    Thanks for getting me pointed in the right direction! For future reference to anyone else who might stumble across this, the concept is fleshed out in more detail here: expressionengine.stackexchange.com/questions/9798 Jan 13, 2014 at 20:32

{if site_url == "www.example.com"} it's true! {/if}

I think your syntax is incorrect. Notice that the site variable does not have {} or uses quotes. That's no correct in the EE syntax.


  • Tried with and without quotes, made no difference. Jan 13, 2014 at 13:29

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