Quick start

Add the below <script> tag to the <head> or <body> of your website.

<!-- Add Inkeep widget -->

Insert the Search Bar by using the Inkeep.embed() function.

<script type="module" defer>
  const inkeepWidget = Inkeep().embed({
    componentType: "SearchBar", // required
    targetElement: document.getElementById("inkeep-placeholder"), // required
    properties: {
      stylesheetUrls: ['/path/to/stylesheets'], // optional
      // optional -- for syncing UI color mode
      colorModeSync: {
        observedElement: document.documentElement,
        isDarkModeCallback: (el) => {
          return el.classList.contains("dark");
        colorModeAttribute: 'class',
      baseSettings: {
        apiKey: process.env.INKEEP_INTEGRATION_API_KEY!, // required
        integrationId: process.env.INKEEP_INTEGRATION_ID!, // required
        organizationId: process.env.INKEEP_ORGANIZATION_ID!, // required
        organizationDisplayName: "Inkeep",
        primaryBrandColor: "#26D6FF",
        //... optional base settings
      modalSettings: {
        // optional InkeepModalSettings
      searchSettings: {
        // optional InkeepSearchSettings
      aiChatSettings: {
        // optional InkeepAIChatSettings
        botAvatarSrcUrl: "/img/inkeep-logo.svg", // use your own bot avatar
        botAvatarDarkSrcUrl: "/img/inkeep-logo-dark.svg" // for dark mode or more contrast against button bg
        quickQuestions: [
          "Example question 1?",
          "Example question 2?",
          "Example question 3?",
componentTypestringRequired. Must be SearchBar to add the SearchBar component.
targetElementHTMLElementRequired. A valid HTML element where you want to render the SearchBar component.
propertiesInkeepSearchBarPropsRequired. An object that contains the base settings and other optional settings for the Search Bar
colorModeSyncColorModeSyncAn object that contains the settings to sync the color mode in the widgets with the parent UI.


These setting can be used to sync the widget's color mode with the color mode set in the parent UI.

observedElementHTMLElementRequired. Element to observe for color mode change. Example: document.body.
isDarkModeCallback(observedElement: Node) => booleanRequired. Function that returns true if dark mode otherwise false. Example: (observedElement) => observedElement.dataset.theme === 'dark'.
colorModeAttributestringRequired. Attribute that changes on the observedElement when colorMode changes. Example: "class" or "data-theme".


This type represents the configuration for the Inkeep search bar widget.

stylesheetUrlsstring[]Optional. An array of strings. The strings must be valid absolute or relative URLs to CSS files.
baseSettingsInkeepWidgetBaseSettingsRequired. Base settings for any Inkeep widget. See reference here.
modalSettingsInkeepModalSettingsSettings for the modal. See reference here.
searchSettingsInkeepSearchSettingsAdditional search settings for the Inkeep widget. See reference here.
aiChatSettingsInkeepAIChatSettingsAI chat settings for the Inkeep widget. See reference here.

Multiple widgets

You may want to add mutliple Inkeep widgets on your site, like both a search bar and a chat button. In these cases, it can be helpful to create a common Inkeep JavaScript object that shares the same base settings for every widget.

const inkeepBase = Inkeep({
  integrationId: envConfig.INTEGRATION_ID || "", // required
  apiKey: envConfig.API_KEY || "", // required
  organizationId: envConfig.ORGANIZATION_ID || "", // required
  organizationDisplayName: "Inkeep",
  primaryBrandColor: "black",
  userId: "", // if you'd like analytics by user ID, like in cases where the user is authenticated or you have your own analytics platform
  userEmail: "dev@inkeep.com",
  userName: "Inkeep",
  optOutAllAnalytics: false,
  optOutAnalyticalCookies: false,
  optOutFunctionalCookies: false,

You can then use inkeepBase.embed() to add different components with the same base settings.

Changing props after initial render

Sometimes you may need to manage change settings after a widget has already been initialized, for example, to update user privacy preferences. To do this, you can use the render method.

The below example illustrates how you change the primary color on the widget when a button is clicked.

  const colors = [

  let count = 0;

  const changeColorButton = document.getElementById('change-color-button');

  changeColorButton.addEventListener('click', () => {
      baseSettings: {
        primaryBrandColor: colors[count % colors.length],