How to: run a topic from one site to another

With Inline Manual, you can create a walkthrough that will take a user from one page to another within the same domain. You can do it by setting up a path for a step in the Misc panel. However, you may want to create a walkthrough that will take users from one site to another. And these two websites are not within the same subdomain. For example, you are trying to move users from https://generalsite.com to https://exampleapp.com.

In this article, we’ll show you how to do it.

The best idea is to add a custom HTML button to a step content that will link to a specific topic. It will look like this in HTML:

<a href="https://exampleapp.com/?imTopic=12345" onclick="inline_manual_player.deactivate()">Next</a>

The direct link to a topic is: https://exampleapp.com/?imTopic=12345

This will show the Next link within the step, and upon clicking it, it will deactivate the currently active topic on https://generalsite.com, redirect the user to https://exampleapp.com site and start topic number 12345 there. Note that the Inline Manual player has to be installed on both sites.

You can also launch a specific tutorial on a specific step with an additional parameter: imStep=[stepId]

The first step index is 0, therefore if you want to jump to step 6, you will have to enter 5.

Example: https://exampleapp.com/home?imTopic=12345&imStep=5

To get the topic ID:

  1. Go to Sites within Inline Manual portal and choose the desired site.

  1. On the topic list, find the correct topic.

  2. Check the ID enclosed in a parenthesis.

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Walkthroughs in Inline Manual
How to: launch a topic
Where can I find the topic ID?
How to: create custom buttons

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