The Freshpaint liveview is the easiest way to inspect and debug your Freshpaint installation.

Out of the box, liveview shows you every raw user action performed on your site. After you create an event definition, the liveview will bold any matching events and display the name of the matching event definition:

Defining Events

You can create new events through liveview. If you perform an action that does not have an associated event definition, it will show up as a raw event in liveview. You can then create an event definition based on the raw event by clicking the Create Event button to the right of the liveview entry. This will take you to the event schema dashboard with an event definition prepopulated based on the raw event.


If you want to filter the events in liveview, there are two ways to do so.

The Search Field

When you type in a search term, the liveview will be limited to those events that contain the search term somewhere within the event. You can use this in several different ways:

  • You can limit to a specific event definition by typing in the name of the event.

  • If you have identify setup and want to limit to a specific user, you can type in the identity of the user. This will limit the liveview to all events performed by the identified user.


The other way of filtering liveview is with event filters.

You can use the event filters to filter an event the same way you would filter an event definition. See the documentation on using filters in the event schema dashboard to see what exactly you can do with filters: