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gatsby-plugin-zendesk-chat

Easily add a Zendesk chat widget to a Gatsby site.

Install

npm install --save gatsby-plugin-zendesk-chat

How to Use

You’ll need a Zendesk account to use this plugin - sign up at https://www.zendesk.com/register/.

When you open the chat dashboard you will see a welcome popup; click through to the “Embed widget” step. Here you will see a script to embed the widget that contains your key:

<!-- Start of  Zendesk Widget script -->
<script id="ze-snippet" src="https://static.zdassets.com/ekr/snippet.js?key=639c5c41-135b-4f1f-8c95-38e573f7a6b1"> </script>
<!-- End of  Zendesk Widget script -->

The string of characters after key= is your Zendesk key.

You can also access the embed script by clicking Settings -> Widget in the left-hand menu of the chat dashboard.

In gatsby-config.js configure the plugin with your key:

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    {
      resolve: 'gatsby-plugin-zendesk-chat',
      options: {
        zendeskKey: 'your-zendesk-key',
        enableDuringDevelop: false, // Optional. Disables Zendesk chat widget when running Gatsby dev server. Defaults to true.
      },
    },
  ],
}

Restart your Gatsby server for the plugin to take effect.

Acknowledgements

This plugin was inspired by gatsby-plugin-crisp-chat, with the goal of creating something similar for Zendesk’s chat widget.


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