I am Pratik and I lead the PM at MakeStories. Our software helps people build web stories and we want our users to be able to publish such stories on their Webflow websites. The story at blacklivesmatter is a good example of the same. Now, what we want to do is build an integration where we send the HTML/CSS from our end and save as a field value in one seperate collection say “stories” with the slug as mywebsite.com/stories/ . Now, when someone visits a page from this stories collection, the HTML / CSS that is transferred and saved as a field value should render. We do not want any HTML code to be rendered from Webflow. We will like to override the Webflow’s output with our own HTML / CSS
I tried to search a lot but it seems that I cannot find any documentation related to templates or function files.
What is the intended functionality behind your own api that you give your users?
If they just fetch your post, why is that needed
Since you can’t access the backend of WF, the complete exchange of the users live webflow page to your amp html will have to happen on the visitors end of your client sites. WF has no functionality to replace nodes, so you will have to have to custom JS
Why does the client of yours need an own cms at WF? He could just fetch the html from your api but im not sure if the rate limits of WF allow for much scaling here.
I am yet to find a solution to this. Also, @Marco_Crtost - The AmpStor integration seems to be very sloppy. Tried it out. It published 3 stories and doesn’t work at all. The page gives a 404 page. I expected much from the Webflow community but I am embarrassed
We might need an expert or someone from the Webflow team to help us with this.
Great News. We finally found a way to make Web Stories work with Webflow. However, these stories are still hosted on MakeStories’ servers and you will need to do some reverse proxy stuff to make it work.
What we did was we did create a server [ $5 ] VPS on Vultr for routing the traffic. All the traffic for /stories path was route to MakeStories server and anything else that came up was routed to our Webflow website.
This is however not the most direct integration as we expected. But, it still does the work and you can retain the URL structure. With the new widgets launched at MakeStories, the stories can be integrated very much within Webflow.
Your inputs are most welcome. We will write down technical documentation regarding this very soon.