Initial Web SDK Setup

Web Application Frameworks

This walkthrough shows how to add Storyly to your web application and show your first story in it.

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Before you begin

Please login into Storyly Dashboard and get your instance token. You can get your token from the Storyly Dashboard -> Settings -> App Settings

Installation

In Browser

If you do not use any framework, you can simply import storyly-web by copying the below line to your project:

<script custom-element="storyly-web" src="https://web-story.storyly.io/v2/storyly-web.js"></script> 

Using npm

storyly-web package is also available through npm. To add Storyly Web SDK to your project using npm, please use one of the following methods:

yarn add storyly-web
npm install storyly-web

Import storyly-web to where you register global components, like main.js.

That way, you would not need to import storyly-web under different pages several times.

import 'storyly-web';

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Info

If you import storyly-web using npm, please consider that we'll try to keep the release cycle in a timely manner.

Initialization

After importing storyly-web, you can initialize it on your page as follows:

<storyly-web></storyly-web>
<script>
    const storylyWeb = document.querySelector('storyly-web');
    storylyWeb.init({    
      token: '<YOUR_TOKEN_HERE>',
    });
</script>

If you're using one of the following frameworks, please check references accordingly:

Now, you should be able to enjoy Storyly :tada:!

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Using Multiple Instances at the Same Page

If you'd like to place several instances at the same page, please make sure that you give a different ID to the other instance. Then, without adding the script again, you can use lines given below:

<storyly-web id="otherInstance"></storyly-web>
    <script>
      otherInstance.init({
        token: '<YOUR_TOKEN_HERE>',
      });
    </script>

Story Bar Layout

The default Story Bar Layout is, as shown above, circles or squares.

If you'd like to have a more energized Story Bar Layout like this:

You can set it as below:

storylyWeb.init({    
  ...
  barLayout: {
    view: 'energized',
    style: {
       height: 320, //default height is 320 and the min. is 200.
     }
  }
}); 

If you'd like to modify the pre-defined energized layout, you may take a look at the recipe given below:

Story View Layout

There are 2 different Story View Layouts that you can choose between.

The 1st option is the Modern Layout:

In order to use the Modern Layout, set the layout parameter as:

storylyWeb.init({    
  ...
  layout: 'modern',
  props: {...},
}); 

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Tip

Modern Layout is the default layout. If you do not set this parameter, you’ll have the Modern Layout by default.

The 2nd option is the Classic Layout:

In order to use the Classic Layout, set the layout parameter as:

storylyWeb.init({    
  ...
  layout: 'classic',
  props: {...},
}); 

React

First of all, you need to insert storyly-web.js inside your HTML body,

<script custom-element="storyly-web" src="https://web-story.storyly.io/v2/storyly-web.js"></script>

and then you need to put the below tag on the page where you want to show your stories.

<storyly-web ref={storylyRef} />

Finally you can initialize Storyly in your useLayoutEffect lifecycle event. Please remember to replace <YOUR_TOKEN_HERE> with your own.

const storylyRef = useRef();
useLayoutEffect(() => {
  storylyRef.current.init({
    token: '<YOUR_TOKEN_HERE>',        
  });
}, []);

Vue

First of all you need to insert storyly-web.js inside your html body,

<script custom-element="storyly-web" src="https://web-story.storyly.io/v2/storyly-web.js"></script>

and then you need to put below tag to the page where you want to show your stories.

<storyly-web ref="storylyWeb"></storyly-web>

Finally you can initialize Storyly in your mounted lifecycle event. Please remember to replace <YOUR_TOKEN_HERE> with your own.

<script>
export default {  
  mounted() {
    this.$refs.storylyWeb.init({
      token: '<YOUR_TOKEN_HERE>',
    });
  }
}
</script>

Angular

Storyly is implemented as a web component so you need to enable custom elements schema in your configuration.

@NgModule({
  ...
  schemas: [ CUSTOM_ELEMENTS_SCHEMA ]
})

Then you need to insert storyly-web.js inside your html body,

<script custom-element="storyly-web" src="https://web-story.storyly.io/v2/storyly-web.js"></script>

and then you need to put below tag to the page where you want to show your stories.

<storyly-web #storylyweb></storyly-web>

As the last step you need to initialize your component. Please remember to replace <YOUR_TOKEN_HERE> with your own.

import { AfterViewInit, Component, ElementRef, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
@Component({
  ...
})
export class AppComponent implements AfterViewInit{
  @ViewChild("storylyweb") storylyWebDom!: ElementRef;
  ngAfterViewInit(){
    this.storylyWebDom.nativeElement.init({
      token: '<YOUR_TOKEN_HERE>',
    });
  }
}

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Warning

If you can't see Storyly in your website, please check that your token is correct. For more details please check console logs.

Marketing Tools

This walkthrough shows how to add Storyly to your marketing tool and show your first story in it.

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Before you begin

Please login into Storyly Dashboard and get your instance token. You can get your token from the Storyly Dashboard -> Settings -> App Settings

Google Tag Manager

You can import and init Storyly by copying below lines to Google Tag Manager, please remember to replace <YOUR_TOKEN_HERE> with your own.

<script>
  (function (targetClass) {
    var storylyScript = document.createElement("script");
    storylyScript.setAttribute("custom-element", "storyly-web");
    storylyScript.setAttribute(
      "src",
      "https://web-story.storyly.io/v2/storyly-web.js"
    );
    document.body.appendChild(storylyScript);

    var storylyTag = document.createElement("storyly-web");
    var heading = document.querySelector("." + targetClass);

    if (heading) {
      heading.parentElement.insertBefore(
        storylyTag,
        heading.previousSibling
      );
    }

    storylyScript.onload = function () {
      storylyTag.init({
        token: "<YOUR_TOKEN_HERE>",
      });
    };
  })("CLASS_NAME");
</script>

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Tip

Storyly will be positioned before the section named CLASS_NAME. Please do not forget to put correct class name into this field.

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Warning

If you can't see Storyly in your website, please check that your token is correct. For more details please check console logs.

Website Builders

This walkthrough shows how to add Storyly to your website builder and show your first story in it.

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Before you begin

Please login into Storyly Dashboard and get your instance token. You can get your token from the Storyly Dashboard -> Settings -> App Settings

Shopify

The Custom HTML section allows you to add additional code to your homepage.

  • From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Themes.
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  • Find the theme you want to edit, and then click Actions > Edit code.

  • In the Sections directory, click Add a new section with the name section-custom-html.

  • You can import and init Storyly by copying below lines to custom html section, please remember to replace <YOUR_TOKEN_HERE> with your own.
<script custom-element="storyly-web" src="https://web-story.storyly.io/v2/storyly-web.js"></script>
<storyly-web></storyly-web>
<script>
    const storylyWeb = document.querySelector('storyly-web');
    storylyWeb.init({    
      token: '<YOUR_TOKEN_HERE>',
    });
</script> 

{% schema %}
  {
    "name": "Storyly Embed",
    "settings": [
      {
        "type": "text",
        "id": "title",
        "label": "Title"
      },
      {
        "type":"textarea",
        "id": "custom_html",
        "label": "HTML"
      }
    ],
    "presets": [
      {
        "name": "Custom HTML",
        "category": "Web Stories",
        "settings": {
        }
      }
    ]
  }
{% endschema %}
  • Click Save.

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Warning

If you can't see Storyly in your website, please check that your token is correct. For more details please check console logs.

Storyly Interface Text Localization

Words like Next Stories, Previous Stories, Close Story, and Average Answer that you see in the Storyly Web interface can be localized.

Supported languages are English, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, and Hebrew for now.

If no extra setup is done, Storyly automatically gets the language of the browser and localize the interface texts accordingly. (If the language is supported.)

If you'd like to specifically set a language, you may use the following attribute:

storylyWeb.init({    
  ...
  lang: "en"/"es"/"pt"/"tr"/"he"
}); 

Besides, if the desired language is not in the list above, you may pass the Json which includes the translated strings as follows:

storylyWeb.init({    
  ...
  langJson: {JSON_DATA} / langJson should be an object, not a file.
}); 

You can ask your Technical Account Manager for the list of strings.

To change the already set language on the go, you may use the following method:

storylyWeb.setLang({
          language: string,
          json: json,
        });

Test Mode

This guide shows how to show test groups created in Storyly Dashboard to the specific devices. The default value of isTestMode is false, you need to explicitly define to set test devices.

storylyWeb.init({    
  ...
  isTestMode: true
});