Embed a full conversation on your website & domain
ZipMessage enables you to embed an entire conversation on your own website using a provided iframe-based embed code.
There are 3 different things in ZipMessage that can be embedded on your own site:
- Embed a full conversation (see below)
Place an entire, scrollable ZipMessage conversation on your website with the option to allow people to record and post replies all from within your own site.
- Embed a single message »
Take a single message from any conversation and display it on your website. A single message can include a video player, audio player, and/or text.
- Embed an intake page »
Any of your intake pages can be embedded on your own website. This can serve as a portal for your users to submit new messages and start new ZipMessage conversations all from within your own site.
In this article:
- How to embed a conversation on your website
- How to enable/disable replies on embedded conversations
- How to embed a private conversation on your website
How to embed a conversation on your website
View the conversation you wish to embed, then open up it's settings panel. You can do this by clicking the "Share" button or opening the settings dropdown and clicking "settings".
Click the "Embed" tab.
Copy the embed code to your clipboard.
Paste the entire embed code in the HTML code for your website. A few notes about how the embed code works (info for you or your web developer):
- It is an iframe element which servers the ZipMessage content on your web page.
- It is designed to take 100% width of whatever container you place it in.
Enable or disable replies on an embedded conversation
By default, an embedded conversation has replies disabled. That means visitors to your website will be able to scroll and view the messages in the embedded conversation but will not be able to post replies into this conversation.
You can enable replies by toggling the "Enable replies" setting to the "on" position:
Note: After changing the "Enable replies" setting, you will need to re-copy the embed code and re-paste it in the HTML of your website.
Or (if you're comfortable editing the iframe code), you can add
?enable_replies=true to the end of the
src URL on the iframe tag.
When replies are enabled, visitors to your website will be see a "Reply" button at the top and bottom of the conversation, and they will be able to use the message recorder to create and post their replies.
The reply settings that you've set in this conversation's Visibility settings will apply to the embedded conversation, including:
- If you disable "Anyon with the link can post replies", then Replies will be disabled on the embedded conversation—even if you've set
enable_replies=trueon the iframe.
- If you disable "Allow messages to be posted anonymously", then when a reply is created, the person must register or sign in to post their message, and won't have the option to post anonymously."
Note: Unlike vieiwng a conversation on zipmessage.com, users will not retain their "logged-in" state when viewing a conversation that is embedded on your website. If anonymous replies are disabled, then a user will be prompted to register or sign in every time they post a message to your embedded conversation.
Embedding a private conversation
If your conversation is set to Private, that means only people who have been invited to access this conversation are able to view it and/or post messages to it on zipmessage.com.
ZipMessage offers a way to embed private conversations on your website using a token system.
In order to be able to use the token system for embedding private conversations, you will need to be on the ZipMessage Premium plan.
Careful! — Embedded private conversations on your website will not require users to login to access and view this content. It is your responsibility to ensure that the people who can access this private conversation on your website are authorized to see it.
To embed a private conversation, first set the conversation's visibility to Private.
Then obtain the embed code and implement it in the HTML on your website. If you've previously implented the code before changing the conversation to Private, you will need to re-generate the embed code, re-copy it, and re-implement it, in order for the token system to take effect and display the private content on your website.