Tag buttons within guides

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Tagging features is a helpful way to understand user activity. However, you may also want to track activity within your own guide. You can tag a guide button as a Feature to see who and how many times it was clicked. 

Tag a button within a guide

  1. Access your product using the in-app designer as if you are tagging a feature.
  2. Tag anything on the page within your app.
  3. Save the feature tag giving it a name that is easy to find.
  4. In Pendo, go to Products > Features, select the newly created feature tag, and manually edit the rule via the Pendo UI.
  5. Add the following code into the CSS tab in the custom code block based on the type of guide.

These guides utilize unique IDs that are linked to your guide building block.

  • button= This value could be different depending on how your button was setup in your Guide.
  • {someLongID} = This will be the unique ID of the button (or exact element) in your Guide.


Note: The Visual Designer utilizes globally unique IDs for elements in your Guide. The someLongID will be unique You can find these unique IDs by using the "inspect" feature in your web browser.


For example, if I see my Guide’s button as the following:


I would add this to my CSS selector when tagging a feature:


For Classic Designer guides

._pendo-group-id-###_ a[href='URL']

### = Group ID (Guide ID)
URL = Site URL the button will take you to


Note: ._pendo-group-id does not exist for Visual Designer Guides. If you still do not see data, check your Guide type in your Guides list. Visual Designer Guide types are listed as "Building Block."


How do I find the Guide ID?

  • You can find guide ID in the URL of a guide. Click into a guide within Pendo, and you will find the guide ID in the URL of the guide(below).

  • The URL is the link included in the button which you are tagging.
  • Give the feature a few minutes to process.

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