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Help with Integrating our solution

Hey guys,

I am Pratik and I lead the PM at MakeStories. Our software helps people build web stories and we want our users to be able to publish such stories on their Webflow websites. The story at https://onl.st/blacklivesmatter/ is a good example of the same. Now, what we want to do is build an integration where we send the HTML/CSS from our end and save as a field value in one seperate collection say “stories” with the slug as mywebsite.com/stories/ . Now, when someone visits a page from this stories collection, the HTML / CSS that is transferred and saved as a field value should render. We do not want any HTML code to be rendered from Webflow. We will like to override the Webflow’s output with our own HTML / CSS

I tried to search a lot but it seems that I cannot find any documentation related to templates or function files.

So, any help here will be appreciated.

Thanks!

  • Pratik G.

Hey Pratik!
Can you specify what exactly the process should be?
Do you want each client to save your snippet in their cms? or vice versa?

Okay. So, let me explain the entire process.

  1. We have a tool at https://app.makestories.io.
  2. The story is created and it has it’s own HTML ( which is AMPHTML ). This is a complete from to and not just some code snippet
  3. The user will add his API Key which is under his site settings on our system.
  4. Now, our system will transfer this entire html code and send it to the webflow hook or an end point
  5. The Webflow endpoint will capture this html code and save it inside a field.
  6. We are planning to create a collection say “Stories” and have a field say “story_html”. Entire html code will be saved in this field.
  7. Now, when someone tries to access the page inside a story collection, the html that is saved inside story_html will override the Webflow HTML.

I hope I made the entire process clear.

Let me know if you need anything else.

Things are getting clearer.

What is the intended functionality behind your own api that you give your users?
If they just fetch your post, why is that needed

Since you can’t access the backend of WF, the complete exchange of the users live webflow page to your amp html will have to happen on the visitors end of your client sites. WF has no functionality to replace nodes, so you will have to have to custom JS

Why does the client of yours need an own cms at WF? He could just fetch the html from your api but im not sure if the rate limits of WF allow for much scaling here.