Docs: Hotjar Joomla Installation Guide

Overall documentation for downloading, installing and configuring the plugin for your Joomla website.

About Hotjar Joomla heat mapping and analytics

Hotjar is one of the ‘hottest’ (excuse the pun) SaaS platforms on the market allowing you to really dig deep into the usability of your website and understand what works and what doesn’t work on your site.

It works as a heat mapping service, recording how users interact with your website, how much the scroll down long sales pages, what they click on and what they’re potentially reading on the page. It gives you great insights into what works and what doesn’t work in terms of usability and workflows. It’s better than CrazyEgg and better than heat mapping in Google Analytics!

Hotjar is free to a point with a selected amount of recordings that you can have on your account.

Download & Install Hotjar Joomla Plugin

Proceed to the extensions page for Hotjar Joomla and download it to your computer.

In the backend of Joomla, go to Extensions > Install.

joomla install

Upload the installation file.

You should see a success screen.


Configure Hotjar Plugin for Joomla

From the success screen post installation, Click on the link to be taken to the plugins manager page.

If you don’t click on the link, you can enable the plugin by going to Extensions > Manage. Search for Hotjar

Click on the Hotjar extension

Under options, enter in your Site ID. You can obtain this by clicking on TRACKING in the top right-hand corner of the Hotjar dashboard.

If you don’t have a Hotjar account, visit their website – and open a new account. It only takes a few minutes.

Enter your Site ID into the text field.

Enable the plugin.

Save and close and you’re done.

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