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Intro.js

Better introductions for websites and features with a step-by-step guide for your projects.

Where to get

You can obtain your local copy of Intro.js from:

1) This github repository, using git clone https://github.com/usablica/intro.js.git

2) Using bower bower install intro.js --save

3) Using npm npm install intro.js --save

4) Download it from CDN (1, 2)

How to use

Intro.js can be added to your site in three simple steps:

1) Include intro.js and introjs.css (or the minified version for production) in your page. Use introjs-rtl.min.css for Right-to-Left language support.

CDN hosted files are available at jsDelivr (click Show More) & cdnjs.

2) Add data-intro and data-step to your HTML elements.

For example:

<a href='http://google.com/' data-intro='Hello step one!'></a>

See all attributes here.

3) Call this JavaScript function:

introJs().start();

Optionally, pass one parameter to introJs function to limit the presentation section.

For example introJs(".introduction-farm").start(); runs the introduction only for elements with class='introduction-farm'.

Using templates

IntroJS provides awesome templates and we are trying to update and add more templates for next versions. You can browse all templates here: https://github.com/usablica/intro.js/wiki/IntroJs-templates

In order to use templates, all you need to do is appending the template stylesheet to your page, after IntroJS CSS file:

<!-- Add IntroJs styles -->
<link href="../../introjs.css" rel="stylesheet">

<!-- Add Nazanin template -->
<link href="../../themes/introjs-nazanin.css" rel="stylesheet">

API

introJs([targetElm])

Creating an introJs object.

Available since: v0.1.0

Parameters:

  • targetElm : String (optional) Should be defined to start introduction for specific element, for example: #intro-farm.

Returns:

  • introJs object.

Example:

introJs() //without selector, start introduction for whole page
introJs("#intro-farm") //start introduction for element id='intro-farm'

introJs.start()

Start the introduction for defined element(s).

Available since: v0.1.0

Returns:

  • introJs object.

Example:

introJs().start()

introJs.goToStep(step)

Go to specific step of introduction.

Available since: v0.3.0

Parameters:

  • step : Number

Returns:

  • introJs object.

Example:

introJs().goToStep(2).start(); //starts introduction from step 2

introJs.nextStep()

Go to next step of introduction.

Available since: v0.7.0

Returns:

  • introJs object.

Example:

introJs().start().nextStep();

introJs.previousStep()

Go to previous step of introduction.

Available since: v0.7.0

Returns:

  • introJs object.

Example:

introJs().goToStep(3).start().previousStep(); //starts introduction from step 2

introJs.exit()

Exit the introduction.

Available since: v0.3.0

Returns:

  • introJs object.

Example:

introJs().exit()

introJs.setOption(option, value)

Set a single option to introJs object.

Available since: v0.3.0

Parameters:

  • option : String Option key name.

  • value : String/Number Value of the option.

Returns:

  • introJs object.

Example:

introJs().setOption("skipLabel", "Exit");

introJs.setOptions(options)

Set a group of options to the introJs object.

Available since: v0.3.0

Parameters:

  • options : Object Object that contains option keys with values.

Returns:

  • introJs object.

Example:

introJs().setOptions({ 'skipLabel': 'Exit', 'tooltipPosition': 'right' });

introJs.refresh()

To refresh and order layers manually

Available since: v0.5.0

Returns:

  • introJs object.

Example:

introJs().refresh();

introJs.oncomplete(providedCallback)

Set callback for when introduction completed.

Available since: v0.2.0

Parameters:

  • providedCallback : Function

Returns:

  • introJs object.

Example:

introJs().oncomplete(function() {
  alert("end of introduction");
});

introJs.onexit(providedCallback)

Set callback to exit of introduction. Exit also means pressing ESC key and clicking on the overlay layer by the user.

Available since: v0.2.0

Parameters:

  • providedCallback : Function

Returns:

  • introJs object.

Example:

introJs().onexit(function() {
  alert("exit of introduction");
});

introJs.onchange(providedCallback)

Set callback to change of each step of introduction. Given callback function will be called after completing each step. The callback function receives the element of the new step as an argument.

Available since: v0.3.0

Parameters:

  • providedCallback : Function

Returns:

  • introJs object.

Example:

introJs().onchange(function(targetElement) {
  alert("new step");
});

introJs.onbeforechange(providedCallback)

Given callback function will be called before starting a new step of introduction. The callback function receives the element of the new step as an argument.

Available since: v0.4.0

Parameters:

  • providedCallback : Function

Returns:

  • introJs object.

Example:

introJs().onbeforechange(function(targetElement) {
  alert("before new step");
});

introJs.onafterchange(providedCallback)

Given callback function will be called after starting a new step of introduction. The callback function receives the element of the new step as an argument.

Available since: v0.7.0

Parameters:

  • providedCallback : Function

Returns:

  • introJs object.

Example:

introJs().onafterchange(function(targetElement) {
  alert("after new step");
});

Attributes:

  • data-intro: The tooltip text of step
  • data-step: Optionally define the number (priority) of step
  • data-tooltipClass: Optionally define a CSS class for tooltip
  • data-highlightClass: Optionally append a CSS class to the helperLayer
  • data-position: Optionally define the position of tooltip, top, left, right, bottom, bottom-left-aligned (same as 'bottom'), 'bottom-middle-aligned' and 'bottom-right-aligned'. Default is bottom

Options:

  • steps: For defining steps using JSON configuration (see this example)
  • nextLabel: Next button label
  • prevLabel: Previous button label
  • skipLabel: Skip button label
  • doneLabel: Done button label
  • tooltipPosition: Default tooltip position
  • tooltipClass: Adding CSS class to all tooltips
  • highlightClass: Additional CSS class for the helperLayer
  • exitOnEsc: Exit introduction when pressing Escape button, true or false
  • exitOnOverlayClick: Exit introduction when clicking on overlay layer, true or false
  • showStepNumbers: Show steps number in the red circle or not, true or false
  • keyboardNavigation: Navigating with keyboard or not, true or false
  • showButtons: Show introduction navigation buttons or not, true or false
  • showBullets: Show introduction bullets or not, true or false
  • showProgress: Show introduction progress or not, true or false
  • scrollToElement: Auto scroll to highlighted element if it's outside of viewport, true or false
  • overlayOpacity: Adjust the overlay opacity, Number
  • disableInteraction: Disable an interaction inside element or not, true or false

See setOption to see an example.

Using with:

Rails

If you are using the rails asset pipeline you can use the introjs-rails gem.

Yii framework

You can simply use this project for Yii framework: https://github.com/moein7tl/Yii-IntroJS

Drupal

Here you can find an IntroJs integration for Drupal: https://drupal.org/sandbox/alexanderfb/2061829

AngularJS

For AngularJS, you can use the directives in angular-intro.js.

Wordpress

You can use IntroJS inside your Wordpress, here is a good article by SitePoint: http://www.sitepoint.com/creating-intro-js-powered-tours-wordpress/

Here is a under construction plugin for Wordpress: https://github.com/newoldmedia/intro.js-wordpress

Build

First you should install nodejs and npm, then first run this command: npm install to install all dependencies.

Now you can run this command to minify all static resources:

make build

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Roadmap

  • Provide more examples
  • Add more templates

Release History

  • v1.0.0 - 2014-10-17

    • Auto-positioning feature for tooltip box
    • Add progress-bar to tooltip box
    • Fix z-index issue
    • Add dark template
    • Fix bad sizing with Bootstrap 3
    • Add disable interaction ability
    • Fix code styling issues and many minor bug fixes
  • v0.9.0 - 2014-05-23

    • Add IntroJS templates
    • Add more tooltip positions (bottom-right, bottom-middle, bottom-left)
    • Fix table tr element's issue
  • v0.8.0 - 2014-03-25

    • Ability to define introductions without focusing on elements
    • Fix Internet Explorer 8.0 issue
    • Add _direction property
  • v0.7.1 - 2014-03-11

    • Fix "Too much recursion" issue with Firefox and Internet Explorer.
  • v0.7.0 - 2014-02-07

    • Add onafterchange event
    • Add scrolling to element option
    • Add nextStep and previousStep functions publicly
    • Add _cloneObject method to prevent data overwriting
    • Fix null elements problem with programmatic definition
    • Fix issues with single-step introductions
    • Fix top margin problem on hidden elements
    • Fix stacking context problem caused by element opacity
    • Fix call exit() on null elements
    • Update documentation and add more details on CDN servers and RTL example
  • v0.6.0 - 2013-11-13

    • Add step bullets with navigating
    • Add option to hide introduction navigating buttons
    • Make keyboard navigation optional
    • Making data-step optional with elements
    • Fix scroll issue when scrolling down to elements bigger than window
    • Fix Chrome version 30.0.1599.101 issue with hiding step numbers
    • Fix incorrect calling onExit callback when user clicks on overlay layer
    • Fix coding styles and improvement in performance
  • v0.5.0 - 2013-07-19

    • Add CSS class option for tooltips (And tooltip buttons also)
    • Add RTL version
    • Ability to add HTML codes in tooltip content
    • Ability to add DOM object and CSS selector in programmatic API (So you can use jQuery selector engine)
    • Add refresh() method to refresh and order layers manually
    • Show tooltip buttons only when introduction steps are more than one
    • Fix onbeforechange event bug and pass correct object in parameters
    • Fix Null element exception in some browsers
    • And add more examples
  • v0.4.0 - 2013-05-20

    • Add multi-page introduction example
    • Add programmatic introduction definition
    • Cooler introduction background!
    • Remove IE specific css file and embed IE support to main css file (property fallback)
    • Update introduction position on window resize (Also support tablet/mobile devices rotation)
    • Disable buttons on the first and start of introduction (Skip and Done button)
    • Add onbeforechange callback
    • Add showStepNumbers option to show/hide step numbers
    • Add exitOnEsc and exitOnOverlayClick options
    • Fix bad tooltip position calculating problem
    • Fix a bug when using !important in element css properties
    • Fix a bug in onexit behavior
    • Code refactoring
  • v0.3.0 - 2013-03-28

    • Adding support for CommonJS, RequireJS AMD and Browser Globals.
    • Add goToStep function to go to specific step of introduction.
    • Add onchange callback.
    • Add exit function to exit from introduction.
    • Adding options with setOption and setOptions functions.
    • More IE compatibility.
    • Fix min-width bug with tooltip box.
    • Code cleanup + Better coding style.
  • v0.2.1 - 2013-03-20

    • Fix keydown event unbinding bug.
  • v0.2.0 - 2013-03-20

    • Ability to define tooltip position with data-position attribute
    • Add onexit and oncomplete callback
    • Better scrolling functionality
    • Redesign navigating buttons + add previous button
    • Fix overlay layer bug in wide monitors
    • Fix show element for elements with position absolute or relative
    • Add enter key for navigating in steps
    • Code refactoring
  • v0.1.0 - 2013-03-16

    • First commit.

Author

Afshin Mehrabani

Other contributors

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License

Copyright (C) 2012 Afshin Mehrabani (afshin.meh@gmail.com)

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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