Each tag, trigger, and variable can optionally define one or multiple parameters. These parameters have the same API as Plugin settings.

Specifying parameters

Here is an example on how to define a parameter which you can later access in the JavaScript part of a tag, trigger, or variable.

public function getParameters()
    return array(
        $this->makeSetting($name = 'popupText', $default = 'This is the default value', FieldConfig::TYPE_STRING, function (FieldConfig $field) {
            $field->title = 'Popup Text';
            $field->uiControl = FieldConfig::UI_CONTROL_TEXTAREA;
            $field->description = 'Please Enter the text ';
            $field->validators[] = new NotEmpty();

You may notice a couple of things such as the parameter name popupText under which the parameter will be later available in Javscript using parameters.get('popupText'), the default value, the title that will be shown in the UI to the user, which UI control should be used, and more.

UI controls

You can choose between a selection of different UI controls, for example a check box or a select field. Check out the FieldConfig API for more information on the available control types.

Selecting variables

In the Tag Manager you may optionally allow a user to choose a variable instead of writing only a hard coded value. To do this, simply set the template file to one of these values:

// a text field that allows the user to choose a variable
$field->uiControl = FieldConfig::UI_CONTROL_TEXT;
$field->customUiControlTemplateFile = self::FIELD_TEMPLATE_VARIABLE;

// a textarea that allows the user to choose a variable
$field->uiControl = FieldConfig::UI_CONTROL_TEXTAREA;
$field->customUiControlTemplateFile = self::FIELD_TEMPLATE_TEXTAREA_VARIABLE;

// requires the user to select a "MatomoConfigurationVariable"
$field->customUiControlTemplateFile = self::FIELD_TEMPLATE_VARIABLE_TYPE;
$field->uiControlAttributes = array('variableType' => 'MatomoConfiguration');

Showing only specific parameters

In your template, you may want to show certain parameters only when a different parameter has a specific value. In the below example the user can select a "tracking type". When the selected type is "Goal", we want to show another field which lets the user enter a "Goal ID". To achieve this, you can specify a condition property. In the below example this is trackingType == "goal". It means the parameter will be only shown when the user has selected the tracking type goal.

public function getParameters()
    $trackingType = $this->makeSetting('trackingType', 'pageview', FieldConfig::TYPE_STRING, function (FieldConfig $field) {
        $field->title = 'Tracking Type';
        $field->uiControl = FieldConfig::UI_CONTROL_SINGLE_SELECT;
        $field->availableValues = array(
            'pageview' => 'Pageview',
            'goal' => 'Goal',

    return array(
        $this->makeSetting('idGoal', '', FieldConfig::TYPE_INT, function (FieldConfig $field) use ($trackingType) {
            $field->title = 'Goal ID';
            $field->condition = 'trackingType == "goal"';
            if ($trackingType->getValue() === 'goal') {
                $field->validators[] = new NotEmpty();
                $field->validators[] = new CharacterLength(1, 500);

Validating a value

You have two ways to validate a value:

  • Use one of many predefined validators such as NotEmpty, CharacterLength, Email, NumberRange:
$field->validators[] = new Piwik\Validators\NotEmpty();
$field->validators[] = new Piwik\Validators\Email();
$field->validators[] = new Piwik\Validators\UrlLike();
$field->validators[] = new Piwik\Validators\CharacterLength($min = 1, $max = 500);
$field->validators[] = new Piwik\Validators\NumberRange($min = 1, $max = 500);
  • Define a custom validate callable like this:
$field->validate = function ($value, Setting $setting) {
    if ($value > 60) {
        throw new \Exception('The time limit is not allowed to be greater than 60 minutes.');

You may also use both ways within one field. Any validator will be executed before the custom validate method.

Transforming a value

Before a value is saved, you may want to transform a value to ensure the value has the expected format. For example, you may want to ensure a URL always has a protocol set like this:

$field->transform = function ($value, Setting $setting) {
    if (strpos($value, 'http') === false) {
        $value = 'https://' . $value;

    return $value;

More information

To get more information, check out the FieldConfig API.