What is Astro

Astro is an all-in-one web framework for content-driven websites. With Inkeep, you can add AI search and chat to your landing page, app, blog, or documentation site powered by Astro.

Get an API key

  1. Go to the Inkeep Dashboard
  2. Select your project under Projects
  3. Go to the Integrations tab
  4. Click on Create integration
  5. Select Web
  6. Provide a Name and URL (optional) for the integration
  7. Click on Create
  8. Click the Example < /> button to get your API key and view suggested settings

Copy and add the apiKey, integrationId and organizationId to your environment variables:

.env
INKEEP_API_KEY="INKEEP_API_KEY"
INKEEP_INTEGRATION_ID="INKEEP_INTEGRATION_ID"
INKEEP_ORGANIZATION_ID="INKEEP_ORGANIZATION_ID"

Install the component library

npm install @inkeep/widgets

Define React components

Install the @astrojs/react package to use React components:

npx astro add react

Customize your settings

First, create a useInkeepSettings.ts file that will contain a hook that returns configuration for our Inkeep component(s).

Below is an example with common customizations.

const useInkeepSettings = () => {
  const baseSettings = {
    apiKey: import.meta.env.API_KEY,
    integrationId: import.meta.env.INTEGRATION_ID,
    organizationId: import.meta.env.ORGANIZATION_ID,
    primaryBrandColor: "#26D6FF", // your brand color, widget color scheme is derived from this
    organizationDisplayName: "Inkeep",
    // ...optional settings
  };

  const modalSettings = {
    // optional settings
  };

  const searchSettings = {
    // optional settings
  };

  const aiChatSettings = {
    // optional settings
    botAvatarSrcUrl: "/img/logo.svg", // use your own bot avatar
    quickQuestions: [
      "Example question 1?",
      "Example question 2?",
      "Example question 3?",
    ],
  };

  return { baseSettings, aiChatSettings, searchSettings, modalSettings };
};

export default useInkeepSettings;

Define the component

Next, create an InkeepChatButton.tsx file for the Chat Button component.

import React, { useEffect, useState } from "react";
import useInkeepSettings from "@/utils/useInkeepSettings";

export default function InkeepChatButton() {
  const [ChatButton, setChatButton] = useState(null);

  const { baseSettings, aiChatSettings, searchSettings, modalSettings } =
    useInkeepSettings();

  // load the library asynchronously
  useEffect(() => {
    const loadChatButton = async () => {
      try {
        const { InkeepChatButton } = await import("@inkeep/widgets");
        setChatButton(() => InkeepChatButton);
      } catch (error) {
        console.error("Failed to load ChatButton:", error);
      }
    };

    loadChatButton();
  }, []);

  const chatButtonProps = {
    baseSettings,
    aiChatSettings,
    searchSettings,
    modalSettings,
  };

  return ChatButton && <ChatButton {...chatButtonProps} />;
}

Use the component

Now use the InkeepChatButton.tsx component in your Astro based website.

// ...
<InkeepChatButton client:load />
// ...

Use the client:load directive to load and hydrate the InkeepChatButton.tsx component immediately on page load.

For a full list of customizations, check out the Chat Button documentation.