What is UG Now?

UserGuiding Now is a Google Chrome Extension that enables UserGuiding to be installed within a web page when there is no or limited access to the source code of the page.

It allows the onboarding material to be available for your end-users without embedding the Container Code (UserGuiding Javascript code snippet).

When would I need to use UG Now?

When using the UserGuiding Chrome Extension to set up the onboarding material within a web page that you don't have access to its source code to embed our Container code and make it live to the end-users.

In this case, your users can download and configure UG Now in minutes to be able to view the onboarding material you created for them.

UG Now can be used for demo or live preview purposes, as well as employee onboarding use cases.

How to utilize UG Now for a code-free installation?

  • Install UG Now to your Google Chrome browser through this link.

  • If you’re not the UserGuiding account owner, request the Container ID from the responsible one, who has created the onboarding material for you to preview.

  • Define the Domain URL where UG Now should become available for you.

  • Click on "Verify" to start using the UG Now Chrome Extension.

  • Once you complete the verification process, you can refresh the page and view the material.

    ⚠️ Please remember, UG Now extension does not support code injecting for the platforms that have Content Security Policy (CSP).

What is the Container ID?

The Container ID is located within the UserGuiding Account of the responsible one who created the onboarding material.

  • Go to the Containers tab under Settings in your panel.

  • Select your code and click on " </> Show"

  • The Container ID is located at the end of your container script (right before the </script> tag) and it should look like this:

  • Copy and paste the Container ID to the UG Now verification field.

What is the Domain URL?

The Domain URL is the Regex rule of your preference where you want to make UG Now perform and let the onboarding material become available.

  • If you want UG Now Chrome Extension to perform on a single page, then you can simply define the URL of that single page, you do not need to define a Regex rule here.

Eg:

samplewebpage.com/settings

  • If you want UG Now Chrome Extension to perform on multiple pages, then you need to use the relevant Regex rules.

Eg:

https://samplewebpage.com/settings

https://samplewebpage.com/users

https://samplewebpage.com/dashboard

As you may have noticed, they all start with https://samplewebpage.com/, meaning you need wildcard the rest of the URL with the " * " sign so the rest can take any value.

Eg:

https://samplewebpage.com/*

Learn more about the Regex rules and conditions here.

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