Install Drift on your Joomla Site

Updated 2 months ago ​by Matt Bilotti

New to Drift?

If you’re new to Drift and don’t already have an account follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Drift homepage and enter your email address to signup for a free account.
  2. Visit your WordPress site and login into your Admin section. E.g. http://yoursitehere/wp-admin/
  3. Follow the instructions below to get setup.

Already have a Drift account?

  • Scroll down to the end of the code and insert the Drift Javascript, which you can find here.

  • Open Joomla to the admin section,
    •  Set up general text filtering options for being able to use Javascript safely inside HTML source editor.
      • Open Content → Article Manager in your Joomla administrator panel and click on the 'Options' button in top right corner
      • In the new popup window with Article Manager Options, open the 'Text Filters' tab and select 'No Filtering' under your user group (it is usually 'Super Users')
      • Click 'Save'


  • Configure your text editor so that it allows you to have <script> elements in your code.
    • In your administrator panel, go to Extensions → Plug-in Manager, find the 'Editors - TinyMCE' line and click it
    • In TinyMCE options on right, find 'Prohibited elements' section and remove a mention of 'script' from it
    • Click 'Save'

  • Use the 'HTML' mode when pasting the javascript codes into HTML.


Let us know if you need any help with setup!

(Images and Instructions for editing in Joomla are from ECWID)


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