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Proxying Plausible through Netlify

Step 1: Add URL rewrite rules

If you don't already have a _redirects file at the publishing directory of your site, create one. You can learn more about Netlify redirects and rewrites here. Here's the setup for proxying Plausible Analytics:

/js/script.js 200
/api/event 200

You can also choose a subdirectory to install Plausible under to make sure it doesn't shadow any routes that you may already have in your application:

/your-subdirectory/js/script.js 200
/your-subdirectory/api/event 200

Choose a generic or irrelevant name for the subdirectory. If you choose something like analytics or plausible, it might get blocked in the future.

Using our script extensions such as hash-based routing, revenue or outbound link click tracking? Edit your _redirects and change the name from script.js to the script you want to use: script.hash.js, script.revenue.js or script.outbound-links.js. Want to use more than one extension? You can chain them like this: script.hash.revenue.outbound-links.js.

Step 2: Adjust your deployed script

With the URL rewrites in place, you can change your script tag as follows:

<script defer data-domain="" src="/js/script.js"></script>

In case of a subdirectory installation, you'll also need to add a data-api attribute to tell the script where the data should be sent.

<script defer data-domain="" data-api="/subdirectory/api/event" src="/subdirectory/js/script.js"></script>

Deploy these changes to your Netlify site. You can verify the proxy is working by opening your network tab. You should see a request to with status 200 and another one to with status 202.


If your <script> tag's src attribute is being manipulated to some unrecognised CDN URL, it's because you have the Asset optimization JS settings enabled in Netlify. Both the Bundle JS and Minify JS options must be de-selected to avoid interference with the proxied Plausible URL.

Prefer not to disable the Asset optimization? Try to use the absolute URL in the src attribute of your <script> (