A/B Test changes do not show – change selectors
In some cases, depending on the structure of your website, when you create an A/B test and apply certain changes to a specific element, the changes won’t be visible in case you test the experiment live.
If that is the case, then one solution is that to replace the selector created by our platform with the direct selector of the element you desire to change.
In order to do that, follow these steps:
- Go to your website page and right-click – select ‘Inspect’:
- Click on the ‘Select icon’ and search for the element you want to change:
- At the bottom, you have the code of the selected element highlighted. Right-click on it and choose ‘Copy’ > ‘Copy selector’. This represents the direct selector of that specific element.
- Paste it into a Notepad file in order to easily have access to it:
- Access your A/B test, apply the desired change to that one specific element; after that, in the Variation drop-down, click on the ‘Code’ option:
- Delete the selector of the element created by the platform as highlighted in the picture below and replace it with the direct selector of the element saved in the notepad:
- After doing so, it should look like presented in the picture below [ without the red line highlighting it 🙂 ]:
- Click ‘Save’ on the Code window and then ‘Publish’ your experiment.
Please keep in mind that for every change you make, you must wait 4 – 5 minutes until it will be visible – live – on your website.