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Simple click tracking script
// .htaccess
// Add this to the directory where your write.php will be stored
// This is an easy way to do an HTTP request to the script with the data
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
# Change the following to the base directory of this file
RewriteBase /clickstats/
# Allow any files or directories that exist to be displayed directly
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
# Rewrite all other URLs to write.php
RewriteRule . /clickstats/write.php [L]
// clicks.js
// Load this script on the page where you want to collect stats
// Assign unique ids to all links on the page using a data element
// Set a click handler to fire every time a link is clicked
// It gathers the unique id of the clicked link and builds a URL to call
var anchors = document.getElementsByTagName("a");
for (var i = 0; i < anchors.length; i++) {
anchors[i].setAttribute("data-click", i);
anchors[i].onclick = function() {
var hacky = document.createElement('iframe');
hacky.setAttribute('id', 'hacky-hack');
hacky.setAttribute('src', 'http://URL/clickstats/' + i);
hacky.setAttribute('style', 'visibility:hidden;');
// write.php
// This is the file that write to a database, or text file, or whatever.
header("Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *"); // Let's just be safe.
$navString = $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']; // Returns "/clickstats/15/" or whatever. You want the "15"
$parts = explode('/', $navString); // Break into an array
// Change the number to reflect the piece of the array you want. You can scale this up to more fields.
$clicked = $parts[2]; // This is the position of the click
// Do something awesome with that number, like append it to a text file or write it to a database
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