How can I find and remove leftover Hotjar scripts from my website?

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I used to have hotjar on my site and have since deleted it. After going through my coverage on dev tools, I see that my site has a few hotjar scripts still coded to my site. How do I find them and remove them?


The following scripts/codes need to be removed

- box-5e66f98b4ee957db209dc6f63e3d59dd.html

- hotjar-2622959.js?sv=7

- modules.fb61877307ee2cbdddd8.js


My site is



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Shopify Expert
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Hi @Mavi90 


Please follow these steps:

- Step 1: Open the Shopify admin page

- Step 2: Click online store/theme/edit code

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A page like this will appear:

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Step 3: Enter the files you want to search in this box, for example, "hotjar"

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If there are files, you will remove them.


In case there is no such file found, there is another way. Please try the following steps:


Step 1: Download theme: click Download theme file

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Step 2: The theme file will be sent to your email, then download the theme

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Step 3: Extract the theme file

Step 4: Download a search engine like visual studio code 


Step 5: Open visual studio code, then open the folder you just unzipped

+ Click on the file

+ Open folder

Step 6: Copy/paste the files you want to search here. Related files will appear.

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Then check where the scripts are located and copy the file name into the theme to find the file containing that code.


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Then open that file and copy the script & press Ctrl + F and Ctrl + V to find where the code is in the file, and delete it.


If you can't find it, you should contact Hotjar or us for support. 

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