I wanted to solve this specific use case, track the number of people that subscribe to my newsletter as a “goal” in my analytics.

I’m moving away from Google Analytics where you can setup “funnels goals”, meaning you visit page X, you visit page Y, that’s a goal.

It’s not possible in the new analytics I’m trying (Plausible) so I had to find a trick.

After you subscribe you land on a specific page where you can download some stuff.

I can’t say “the goal is to visit this page” because people might save it, bookmark, get back later.

So I did this, after subscribing you are sent to a temporary page and I put this JavaScript snippet on top:

<script>
setTimeout(() => location.href = "/page", 2000)
</script>


So people are redirected to /page after 2 seconds.

I also did add a Redirecting you to the downloads in 2 seconds... message with a or click here link people can click in case for some reason (JS disabled?) they are not redirected.

## One more thing! ⚠️ ✋

At the end of January I will organize the Web Development Bootcamp.

It's a 10-weeks long cohort online course where I will guide you to becoming a Web Developer.

It's not "just a course". It's a big event I organize once a year.

We'll start from zero, learn the fundamentals of Web Development, HTML CSS, JavaScript, Tailwind, Git, using the command line, VS Code, GitHub, Node.js, we'll then learn React, JSX, how to use PostgreSQL, Astro, Next.js, Prisma, deploying on Netlify/DigitalOcean/Fly/Vercel and much more!

At the end of the first 10 weeks you'll know how to create web sites and web applications and I'll unlock you the 2nd phase of the Bootcamp: you will get access to a large number of projects exclusive to the Bootcamp graduates, so you can follow my instructions to build things like private areas with authentication, clones of popular sites like Twitter YouTube Reddit, create e-commerce sites, and much much more.

Because once you got the fundamentals, you only learn by working on real, exciting projects.

To find out more, visit bootcamp.dev