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Create product tours with Usetiful


Usetiful contains an advanced editor that enables you to build tours visually without any programming skills. Try it yourself with 14-day trial.

Benefits of the visual editor:




  • You don't have to be a programmer to create tours
  • Real-time preview to immediately see how users will see your content
  • The visual editor is significantly more time-efficient

  • Watch the quick video demonstration to see its capabilities.


    Create a new tour

    After logging into your Usetiful account, click on the "Add tour" button on the Overview page. You will be asked to add general information about your tour.




    • Tour Name - name your tour for its better identification.
    • Page Targeting - Define conditions for pages where this tour should be visible on. 
      • Tours can be displayed on any page that contains the Usetiful script or on specific pages.
      • You can target certain pages by their URL address, an element on the page, or text content. Learn more in the following article.
    • Autoplay - set whether the first step pops up automatically once the page is loaded.
    • Remember the last step - set whether the tour remembers the last step. When the tour is closed and reopened, that users can continue where they have finished.
    • Show progress - set whether steps shows a progress bar.
    • Show Usetiful button - set whether the tour can be accessed via the button in the right bottom corner. You can also define a visible label.
    When you are done, click on the "Continue" button.

    The next step is creating tour content in the visual editor. The editor consists of the list of steps (left pane) and the preview area on the right side. The sample step (the welcome dialog) is presented at the beginning.



    Edit step content

    If you want to change the step content, click on the text in the preview area, and the text editor will show up. You can change text alignment, adjust font style, colors, upload images, place hyperlinks, or edit the content as HTML code.



    Change step properties or actions clicking on the settings icon in the step row on the left side. This contextual pane will appear.



    • Title - Visible name of the step
    • Type - Step can be either modal dialog, slideout, or pointer (bubble pointing to the element).
    • Element - If the step type is the pointer, you can specify what HTML element the bubble points to. You can easily select the element using our browser extension.
    • Highlight - Set whether the content behind the tour step is darkened.
    • Buttons position - define whether the actions are aligned to the left, center, or right.
    • Buttons - define buttons available at the bottom part of the step, change their styles, and order.
    Advanced settings include:
    • Trigger -  Define when the step should appear (i.e., after clicking on the given element).
    • Autoskip - If this property is enabled, the step is skipped when the element or trigger element isn't available.

    Add more steps

    You can add more steps by clicking on the "Add Step" button in the left pane. Usetiful supports 4 step types:
    • Modal - window that overlaps the entire page.
    • Pointer - a tooltip that points to the selected page element.
    • Slideout - similar to the modal dialog, it doesn't overlap the entire page but displays in the bottom left/right corner.
    • Redirect - moves users to another page where the flow may continue.




    New tours are by default in a draft state (these tours are not visible to your users), and the system autosaves all changes. If you are editing a published tour, don't remember to save and publish your changes clicking on the "Save" button.

    If you want to change necessary tour information (tour name, page targeting, click on the "Settings" button in the top bar.)

    Preview the tour on your site

    Once you created the first draft of your tour, you can preview it on your site using our browser extension. Follow these instructions.

    Try it yourself, register to Usetiful Plus free trial today!

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