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A simple module to use the Beefree SDK

Why Beefree SDK?

Choose a reliable, easy-to-integrate multi-content type digital platform you can build on. Beefree SDK is more than an embeddable visual builder with a great drag-and-drop user experience. It’s a reliable, highly customizable email, landing page & popup builder.

Go from proof-of-concept to production in days, not months. Beefree SDK can be highly customized in how it looks, what it does, and how it interacts with your application. Deliver your business exactly what it needs with a small development effort.

You can embed it into your application!

Visit our developer documentation [https://docs.beefree.io/]

How to use it

Demo

It's free to use on 'https://beefree.io': you don't even need to create an account of any kind.

Do you want to try out an integration locally?

  1. Install Nodejs (also npm, which should come with nodejs already) or Yarn.
  2. clone this repository
  3. npm install or yarn install(if you have it installed) in the folder cloned
  4. rename the local .env.sample file into .env
  5. run npm start or yarn start
  6. Open http://localhost:8080.
  7. Have fun!

How to use this module for your own

install

You can either install it with npm or yarn.

npm install --save @beefree.io/sdk

or

yarn add @beefree.io/sdk

Initialize the builder

Get token(clientId, clientSecret)

You need to be authorized to start using the editor: beefree help documentation portal has a nice post explaining how to do it

It's not really recommended to do it client side but it's possible with the module, just call getToken.

Pass your credential on getToken method and start the SDK in the returning promise. Example below:

import BeefreeSDK from '@beefree.io/sdk'

//Put your credentials in the .env file
const clientId = process.env.CLIENT_ID
const clientSecret = process.env.CLIENT_SECRET
const beeConfig = {...}

const template = {...}
const beeTest = new BeefreeSDK(token, authConfiguration)

beeTest.getToken(clientId, clientSecret)
  .then(() => beeTest.start(beeConfig, template))

new Bee(token, authConf?)

Initialize the BEE instance with a server side generated token

import BeefreeSDK from '@beefree.io/sdk'

const authConf = {...}
const beeConfig = {...}
const template = {...}

// You can add your personal configuration, if you omit some properties, the builder will use its default configuration
const authConf = {
  authUrl: process.env.YOUR_AUTH_URL,
  beePluginUrl: process.env.YOUR_HOST_URL
}
const builder = new BeefreeSDK(token, authConf)
builder.start(beeConfig, template)

Configuring the editor (beeConfig)

It requires a configuration for using the editor, beefree help documentation portal has a nice post explaining how to do it

Here is an example of the configuration; just read the official documentation for an extended version.

const beeConfig = {
  uid: 'test1-clientside', //needed for identify resources of the that user and billing stuff
  container: 'beefree-sdk-container', // Identifies the id of div element that contains the Beefree SDK builder
  language: 'en-US',
  onSave: (jsonFile, htmlFile) => {
    console.log('onSave', jsonFile, htmlFile)
  },
  onSaveAsTemplate: (jsonFile) => {
    console.log('onSaveAsTemplate', jsonFile)
  },
  onSend: (htmlFile) => {
    console.log('onSend', htmlFile)
  },
  onError: (errorMessage) => {
    console.log('onError ', errorMessage)
  }
}

Template JSON

It requires an initial template to start editing. Learn more here

Some json avaible here https://github.com/BeefreeSDK/beefree-sdk-assets-templates

After you have started the builder it's possible to trigger this method

Methods

start(beeConfig, template, endpoint, options)

After the initialization you can call start to load the builder on the page; the method needs two parameters:

  • BEE configuration (required - js object)
  • Template (required - JSON)
  • Endpoint (optional - string or null)
  • Options (optional - js object e.g. { shared: true })

this returns a promise that is resolved after we call the builder's start function

load(template)

This changes the template; call load with the new template

reload(template)

This changes the template by trigging the loading dialog; just call reload with the new template

save()

This calls the Beefree SDK save method, which in turn will trigger the callback onSave defined on the configuration for getting fresh HTML of the email and the JSON template updated.

saveAsTemplate()

This calls the Beefree SDK saveAsTemplate method, which in turn will trigger the callback onSaveAsTemplate defined in the configuration for getting only the current JSON of the instance.

send()

This calls the Beefree SDK send method, which in turn will trigger the callback send defined in the configuration for getting only the current html of the instance.

preview()

This calls the Beefree SDK preview method, which triggers the preview modal inside the editor.

toggleStructure()

This calls the Beefree SDK toggleStructure method, which toggles the structure helper on the editor's stage.

toggleComments()

This calls the Beefree SDK toggleStructure method, which toggles the comments section on the editor's sidebar.

togglePreview()

This calls the Beefree SDK togglePreview method, which opens/closes the message preview behavior within the editor.

showComment(uuid)

This calls the Beefree SDK showComment method, which opens a specific comment and scrolls the stage to the related element. The method needs one parameter, a comment 'uuid' as a string.

loadConfig(ClientConfig)

This calls the Beefree SDK loadConfig method, which reloads the JSON configuration used to initialize the builder.

join(beeConfig, sessionId)

After the initialization you can call join to load the builder on the page and join a collaborative editing session; the method needs two parameters:

  • BEE configuration (JS object)
  • SessionID (string obtained from onSessionStarted callback)

this returns a promise that has resolved after we call the builder's start function. Visit the docs for more details about co-editing.

loadWorkspace(type)

This call the Beefree SDK loadWorkspace method, which accepts one of the following parameters: 'default'|'mixed'|'amp_only'|'html_only'. Visit the docs for more details about workspaces.

loadStageMode(arg)

This call the Beefree SDK loadStageMode method, which accepts an object parameter with the following structure: { mode: 'desktop'|'mobile', display: 'blur'|'hide'}. Visit the docs for more details about design mode.

loadConfig(ClientConfig)

This calls the Beefree SDK loadConfig method, which reloads the JSON configuration used to initialize the builder.

updateToken(updateTokenArgs)

This calls the Beefree SDK updateToken method, and permits the refresh of the access token.

getConfig()

This calls the Beefree SDK getConfig method and returns the clientConfig used by the SDK.