Join Corey Koberg for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Preview and Debug modes, part of Google Tag Manager (V2) Essential Training.
- So far we've just been publishing directly…after each change we make for illustration purposes.…That works fine if you're the only developer…or if it's a personal blog,…but in a corporate environment,…publishing is not something…that should be done casually.…Instead, we want to use Preview and Debug mode…for all of our testing,…and then publish only when we're ready.…Preview mode is quite clever.…It sets a special cookie that only…your browser can see, and then it sets…a special flag for you on Google Tag Manager…so that the changes you make to the tags,…triggers, and variables in this current container…version that you're editing,…they'll show up as live in your browser,…but everyone else in the world will still see…the previous published version.…
Let's show how this works.…We come here and we can just click publish…like we have before, but instead…we're going to come down here to Preview…and Debug and click the blue Preview button.…Now you see we have this orange banner here…that says we're previewing version seven.…
This course provides the skills to get up and running with Google Tag Manager quickly. It explores how to set up Tag Manager accounts and containers, use turnkey tags, create rules and macros, control versions and user access, debug tags, configure custom tags, and add code to capture specific Google Analytics events. Authored by GTM expert Corey Koberg, this course also provides crucial, time-saving best practices for working with Tag Manager.
Note: to keep the training as universal as possible, we use the nonmobile version of GTM, and configure it for a generic WordPress site. Your specific implementation will be dependent on how your site is coded.
- Creating an account and container
- Installing containers
- Using built-in tags from Analytics, ClickTale, and other services
- Working with variables
- Firing events with triggers
- Creating versions
- Using custom tags
- Implementing a data layer
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Which version of Google Tag Manager is used in this course? Does it support V2?
A: Yes. 2015 brought Google Tag Manager a brand new interface (known as "V2"), which will be mandatory starting June 1, when all accounts will be forced to migrate. You can learn all about how to create and use V2 containers in this course.