You can manage the trigger settings of your guides using the Auto-Trigger, Custom Trigger, and Appear Frequency sections under the Trigger Options on the Guide Settings page.
When the Auto-Trigger is activated, the guide will automatically start as the visitor lands on the pre-set target URL.
You can also set the Appear Frequency of your guides using Only Once and Always options.
Always means that your guides will be shown to end-users (of the correct segment) each time they land on the targeted page.
Only Once means that your guides will be shown to end-users (of the correct segment) only for once when they visit the targeted page.
Please visit this article for more information on custom guide-triggering using JS APIs.
Say, you'd like a guide to start playing with a hyperlink you provide for your end-users. Under the Guide Hyperlink section, you can find the hyperlink URL to trigger your guides using this custom method.
Here you can find further information on Guide Hyperlinks.
Lastly, on the Custom Trigger Options slider, you will see the Other Available Triggers, which could be a Checklist, Guide, or a Hotspot. This means that your guides can also be activated within those different onboarding materials.
The most prominent usage of custom-triggers with this method is the Checklists. As you can see here, once the visitor clicks on a guide on this Checklist, the related Guide will be triggered and start displaying.
Here you can find further information on Checklists.
Additionally, a guide can also be triggered within a guide. Very Inception-like, right? Not that complicated, though.
You will see a "Trigger a Guide" option while editing a button within a guide or a hotspot to trigger another guide within those onboarding content. As you can edit your Guides to be custom-triggered using this option, you can find here on the Custom Trigger Options slider on which other guides and hotspots your guide is triggered.