I have a question regarding magento. I would like to know where the head and body are located. I want to do this because i would like to add a Google tag manager code inside it. I can somehow not seem to find where it is located.

Thanks in advance.

  • Your Magento version please
    – PЯINCƎ
    Jun 13, 2017 at 0:17
  • @Prince magento 2
    – Kevin
    Jun 13, 2017 at 0:34
  • and how do i add the javascript file in them
    – Kevin
    Jun 13, 2017 at 0:36

5 Answers 5


You can add JS files like this:

duplicate the file:





<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
        <!-- Add local resources -->
        <css src="css/my-styles.css"/>

        <!-- The following two ways to add local JavaScript files are equal -->
        <script src="Magento_Catalog::js/sample1.js"/>
        <link src="js/sample.js"/>

        <!-- Add external resources -->
        <css src="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.4/css/bootstrap-theme.min.css" src_type="url" />
        <script src="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.4/js/bootstrap.min.js" src_type="url" />
        <link src="http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Montserrat" src_type="url" /> 

for more informtation:



To add block in content to all pages: https://magento.stackexchange.com/a/139772/48355

  • what do i do if i want to add something in the body
    – Kevin
    Jun 13, 2017 at 1:39
  • Please, look my answer.
    – PЯINCƎ
    Jun 13, 2017 at 12:46

The basic GTM code can be added easily using the following three steps -:

Step 1

gtm_head.phtml ---> YourTheme/Magento_Theme/templates/html/gtm_head.phtml

add the following script:

<!-- Google Tag Manager -->
new Date().getTime(),event:'gtm.js'});var f=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],
<!-- End Google Tag Manager -->

Step 2

gtm_body.phtml ---> YourTheme/Magento_Theme/templates/html/gtm_body.phtml

add the following script:

<!-- Google Tag Manager (noscript) -->
<noscript><iframe src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-XXXX"
height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden"></iframe></noscript>
<!-- End Google Tag Manager (noscript) -->

Step 3

default .xml file: --->YourTheme/Magento_Theme/layout/default.xml and add this:

<referenceContainer name="head.additional">
 <block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="gtm.head" before="-" template="Magento_Theme::html/gtm_head.phtml" />

<referenceContainer name="after.body.start">
 <block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template" name="gtm.body" before="-" template="Magento_Theme::html/gtm_body.phtml" />

The above will add basic script of GTM code on your Magento 2 store but GTM is all about data and data layers without them there is very little can be done using the basic script of GTM.

For example - for Google Enhanced Ecommerce, you need to create data layers for all the below actions / pages

  • Product Impressions (for category, up-sell, cross-sell and search results) - Wherever you are showing list of products.

  • Product Clicks (for category, up-sell, cross-sell and search results) - Wherever you are showing list of products.

  • Product Detail Impressions (for product detail page)

  • Add / Remove from Cart (for add to cart or remove from cart action)

  • Promotion Impressions (for list of banners / ads)

  • Promotion Clicks (for click of the banner / ad image)

  • Checkout (for checkout / checkout steps)

  • Purchases (for order confirmation page)

  • Refunds (from admin to send refund to GA in case of refunds)

If you are a developer you can add the above data layers in your code using the following layout handlers -:

  • default.xml

  • catalog_category_view.xml

  • catalog_product_view.xml

  • catalogsearch_advanced_result.xml

  • catalogsearch_result_index.xml

  • checkout_cart_index.xml

  • checkout_index_index.xml

  • checkout_onepage_success.xml

If not then there are quite few extensions available for small amount to buy. Personally I would recommend the following two extension for M1 and M2

M1 Google Tag Manager with Enhanced Ecommerce

M2 Google Tag Manager with Enhanced Ecommerce

source -: How to pass data in Data layer in magento 2.1 - Google tag Manager / Analytics


I would also note that Magento 2 Enterprise Edition has some built in support for GTM:


This is also a relevant StackExchange question you might enjoy if you need to implement it yourself in CE:

Add Google Tag Manager to Magento 2?


While you can successfully add your Google Analytics script by placing it in default_head_blocks.xml, you can also just add your GA ID from Magento Admin.

Stores > Configuration > Sales > Google API

Then, from your GA admin panel you should go to E-commerce Settings and enable E-commerce and turn on Enhanced E-commerce Reporting.

*That's for Magento 2.1

  • Try this Code google_tag_param Category, Pagetype and product price wise.

     * Copyright © 2016 Magento. All rights reserved.
     * See COPYING.txt for license details.
     * @var \Magento\Theme\Block\Html\Header\Logo $block
    <script src="<?php echo $this->getViewFileUrl("js/jquery-1.11.3.min.js"); ?>"></script>
    <script src="<?php echo $this->getViewFileUrl("js/menumaker.js"); ?>"></script>
    <script src="<?php echo $this->getViewFileUrl("js/jquery.bxslider.min.js"); ?>"></script>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php echo $this->getViewFileUrl("css/menumaker.css"); ?>" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php echo $this->getViewFileUrl("css/jquery.bxslider.css"); ?>" />
        $objectManager = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance();
        $request = $objectManager->get('Magento\Framework\App\Action\Context')->getRequest();
        $category = $objectManager->get('Magento\Framework\Registry')->registry('current_category');//get current category
        $product = $objectManager->get('Magento\Framework\Registry')->registry('current_product');//get current product
        $category_urlkey = "";
        $pagetype = "";
        $product_price = "";
        if ($request->getFullActionName() == 'cms_index_index') {
            $category_urlkey = "index";
            $pagetype = "home" ;
        else if($product){
            //echo $category->getId();
            //echo $category->getName();
            $category_urlkey = $product->getSku();
            $pagetype = "product" ;
            $product_price = $product->getFinalPrice();
        }else if($category){
            $category_urlkey = $category->getUrlKey();
            $pagetype = "category" ;
       <script type="text/javascript"> 
           var google_tag_params = { 
           ecomm_prodid: <?php echo $category_urlkey; ?>, 
           ecomm_pagetype: <?php echo $pagetype; ?>, 
           ecomm_totalvalue: <?php echo $product_price; ?> 
    <?php echo $block->getLayout()->createBlock('Magento\Cms\Block\Block')->setBlockId('head-top')->toHtml();?>
    <?php $storeName = $block->getThemeName() ? $block->getThemeName() : $block->getLogoAlt();?>
    <span data-action="toggle-nav" class="action nav-toggle"><span><?php /* @escapeNotVerified */ echo __('Toggle Nav') ?></span></span>
    <?php if ($block->isHomePage()):?>
        <strong class="logo">
    <?php else: ?>
        <a class="logo" href="<?php echo $block->getUrl(''); ?>" title="<?php /* @escapeNotVerified */ echo $storeName ?>">
    <?php endif ?>
            <img src="<?php /* @escapeNotVerified */ echo $block->getLogoSrc() ?>"
                 alt="<?php /* @escapeNotVerified */ echo $block->getLogoAlt() ?>"
                 <?php echo $block->getLogoWidth() ? 'width="' . $block->getLogoWidth() . '"' : '' ?>
                 <?php echo $block->getLogoHeight() ? 'height="' . $block->getLogoHeight() . '"' : '' ?>
    <?php if ($block->isHomePage()):?>
    <?php else:?>
    <?php endif?>

Please check screen short

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