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How to integrate Silktide with Craft CMS 3
How to integrate Silktide with Craft CMS 3
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Written by Julia Voortman
Updated over a week ago

This guide details what the Silktide CMS plugin for Craft CMS 3 does, how to download and install/configure it, and how it is used in practice. You will need Administrator access and be able to install a plugin to your Craft CMS 3 installation.

This plugin enables two main features:

  • Easily switch from the Silktide application to the appropriate page in your Craft installation to make changes.

  • New or changed pages in your Craft installation will be automatically checked in Silktide when published.

Downloading/Installing the plugin

Within the Craft administration panel, select Plugin Store from the left-hand side and search for the ‘Silktide’ plugin. Select it and then click Install.

Using Composer

If you maintain your Craft CMS site using composer, just add composer require 'craft-silktide' to your composer.json file and perform ‘composer update’.

Obtaining your API key

Silktide provides an API key to authenticate calls to the API for CMS integrations.

To obtain your API key:

  1. Login to Silktide

  2. Choose your website

  3. In the top right of the screen, Click Settings > Integrations.

  4. Click New CMS, then select your CMS and Add

Configuring the Plugin

In your Silktide account, go to the website report Settings -> Integrations and copy the API key displayed.

In your Craft menu, go to Settings and select Silktide under the Plugins heading.

In the API Key field of the ‘Silktide Configuration’ page, paste the key you copied in step 1. Select Save.

You will need to retest your site in Silktide for these changes to take effect.

Retesting your site

Once the Plugin has been configured in Craft, you will then need to retest your site so Silktide will read the relevant data.

Login to Silktide and select your report – just click Retest in the top right and wait for the site to retest.

Navigating from Silktide to Craft

Once the report has finished running, you can then view your results. If everything has been configured correctly, when viewing the Inspector there will be a "CMS" button in the top right next to the Page and HTML buttons.

Selecting the "CMS" button will instantly take you to your Craft installation with the appropriate page loaded.

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