Facebook Pixel in LiveView

Hi everyone,

I have to integrate a Facebook pixel script on the confirmation button of a contact form => Weiterführend - Facebook-Pixel - Dokumentation - Facebook for Developers

I’m not sure what the correct way to do with Phoenix Liveview is. Is there already a way to use Pixel with Elixir? Should I use JS interoperability JavaScript interoperability — Phoenix LiveView v0.17.5 (but I had difficulty figuring out how it works)?

If any of you have already made the integration of Facebook Pixel on a project or something similar, I admit that a concrete example would help me a lot :slight_smile:

Thanks for your time.

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You’ll want to use JS Hooks: JavaScript interoperability — Phoenix LiveView v0.17.5 (that link has a target attached).

In short:

// assets/js/app.js

const Hooks = {};

Hooks.FacebookPixel = {
  mounted() {
    // add fb pixel code here

// Update the `let liveSocket =` line to add hooks:
let liveSocket = new LiveSocket("/live", Socket, {
  params: {
    _csrf_token: csrfToken,
    hooks: Hooks  // <- Add hooks!

Now somewhere in your DOM:

def render(assigns) do
  <div phx-hook="FacebookPixel">
    <!-- more heex -->

Note: When adding hooks that create DOM event listeners, you’ll want to make sure that you attach it to a node that doesn’t get re-rendered or else you’ll have to be defensive in your JS code to ensure the listener doesn’t get created over and over. I don’t have good example of the latter, I just do the former.


Thank you a lot for your help !

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