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Widget Configuration

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Only available in Web SDK version 2.0.0 and up.

Widget elements

Widget elements are composed of multiple "building block" elements. These elements are available to be mixed and matched, styled, and composed into unique experiences.

These elements can make use of content created and sent through our API, data from your own sources, or displayed anywhere as static elements.

For a full breakdown of all available elements and their properties, see the API reference documentation.

For example, here is the markup of a text poll, with a breakdown explaining each tag.

<template kind="image-poll">
  <livelike-widget-root>
    <livelike-widget-header>
      <livelike-title></livelike-title>
      <livelike-timer></livelike-timer>
      <livelike-dismiss-button></livelike-dismiss-button>
    </livelike-widget-header>
    <livelike-widget-body>
      <livelike-select>
        <template>
          <livelike-option>
            <livelike-description></livelike-description>
            <livelike-progress></livelike-progress>
            <livelike-percentage></livelike-percentage>
            <livelike-image></livelike-image>
          </livelike-option>
        </template>
      </livelike-select>
    </livelike-widget-body>
  </livelike-widget-root>
</template>
  1. template
    Each custom widget must be wrapped in a template element with a "kind" attribute that is the widget kind. This is to let the SDK know that the markup inside template should be rendered when that kind of widget is published.

  2. livelike-widget-root
    A container, useful for composition. Has a header, timer, and body slot, as well as an unnamed slot for anything else.

  3. livelike-widget-header
    A container, useful for composition. Has a title and dismiss-button slot, as well as an unnamed slot for anything else.

  4. livelike-title
    Renders the widget's title or question widget property.

  5. livelike-timer
    Renders a timer with the timeout property that is the widget's duration in milliseconds.

  6. livelike-dismiss-button
    Renders a button that fires the dismissclicked event, and 'dismisses' the widget.

  7. livelike-widget-body
    A container, useful for composition. Has an unnamed slot.

  8. livelike-select
    Takes a template element as a child, and renders the template content as a list per options/choices array item. For example, a Text Poll widget is published with two options. As a child of the livelike-select, we have a template with an livelike-option as the content. When the Text Poll gets rendered, two livelike-option elements will get rendered as a direct child of the livelike-select, one for each item in the options array.

// widgetPayload data with two `options` items.
widgetPayload : {
  options: [
    {description: 'Option One'},
    {description: 'Option Two')
  ]
}

// Template
<template kind="text-poll">
  <livelike-select>
    <template>
      <livelike-option>
        <livelike-description></livelike-description>
      </livelike-option>
    </template>
  </livelike-select>
</template>

// What gets rendered
<livelike-text-poll>
  <livelike-select>
    <livelike-option>
      <livelike-description>Option One</livelike-description>
    </livelike-option>
    <livelike-option>
      <livelike-description>Option Two</livelike-description>
    </livelike-option>
  </livelike-select>
</livelike-text-poll>
  1. template
    livelike-select child

  2. livelike-option
    Container component that contains an option or choice property from the options/choices array. Click listener is attached that sends vote on click.

  3. livelike-description
    Renders description property from options/choices array item.

  4. livelike-percentage
    Calculates percentage of votes in current option/'choices out of all votes in options/choices array.

  5. livelike-progress
    Calculates same percentage as livelike-percentage>

  6. livelike-image
    Renders image_url property from options/choices array item. Takes optional src, height, width attributes to override default.

Styling Widgets

Widgets can be styled with CSS directly. Each of these building block elements has one job, either as a structural container or to render a widget property, and this allows for styling and recomposing.

Different elements can be specified on a per widget basis, and custom element styles can be included alongside livelike element styles.

<style>
livelike-text-poll livelike-widget-header {
  padding: 1rem;  
  color: white;
}
livelike-text-poll livelike-title {
  font-size: 24px;  
}
livelike-text-poll .custom-subtitle {
  font-size: 16px;
}
livelike-text-poll livelike-widget-body {
  background: grey;  
}
livelike-text-poll livelike-option {
  border: 1px solid blue;  
}
livelike-text-poll livelike-description {
  font-size: 20px;
  color: white;
}
</style>

<template kind="text-poll">
  <livelike-widget-header>
    <livelike-title></livelike-title>
    <h4 class="custom-subtitle">Subtitle</h4>
  </livelike-widget-header>
  <livelike-widget-body>
    <livelike-widget-select>
      <template>
        <livelike-option>
          <livelike-description></livelike-description>
        </livelike-option>
      </template>
    </livelike-widget-select>
  </livelike-widget-body>
</template>

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