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]
To get the topic ID:
- Go to Sites within Inline Manual portal and choose the desired site.
On the topic list, find the correct topic.
Check the ID enclosed in a parenthesis.