What is Remix

Remix is a modern web framework for building web applications based on React.

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"

Get the environment variables

Use loader/action to access your environment variables:

root.tsx
// ...
export const loader = async () => {
  return json({
    ENV: {
      API_KEY: process.env.INKEEP_API_KEY!,
      INTEGRATION_ID: process.env.INKEEP_INTEGRATION_ID!,
      ORGANIZATION_ID: process.env.INKEEP_ORGANIZATION_ID!
    }
  });
};

Install the component library

npm install @inkeep/widgets

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.

import { useLoaderData } from "@remix-run/react";

const useInkeepSettings = () => {
  const { ENV } = useLoaderData();

  const baseSettings = {
    apiKey: ENV.API_KEY,
    integrationId: ENV.INTEGRATION_ID,
    organizationId: 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 InkeepSearchBar.tsx file for the Search Bar component.

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

export default function InkeepSearchBar() {
  const [SearchBar, setSearchBar] = useState(null);

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

  // load the library asynchronously
  useEffect(() => {
    const loadSearchBar = async () => {
      try {
        const { InkeepSearchBar } = await import("@inkeep/widgets");
        setSearchBar(() => InkeepSearchBar);
      } catch (error) {
        console.error("Failed to load SearchBar:", error);
      }
    };

    loadSearchBar();
  }, []);

  const searchBarProps = {
    stylesheetUrls: ['/path/to/stylesheets'], // optional
    baseSettings,
    aiChatSettings,
    searchSettings,
    modalSettings,
  };

  return SearchBar && <SearchBar {...searchBarProps} />;
}

For a full list of customizations, check out the Search Bar documentation.