@chris.williamson1996 Giving you the benefit of the doubt, I tried your solution.
I wanted to see if a Bubble user, with more than two years of part-time experience building things on in Bubble, could replicate what you’ve done – based purely on the information you’ve supplied.
I’m going to give you the play-by-play.
Well that plugin looks neat. Wonder why I didn’t find that. I wonder what it’s called?
Thank god you were using the unpaid testing version – which gave the name in the bottom right hand side of the video, otherwise I would have never found it.
Search the plugin store on Bubble for Unlayer.
No results. Check the video again for spelling. Unlayer.
Arrive at Unlayer website (something I’ve never heard of, didn’t know existed, haven’t seen referenced in any of the other points, and likely wouldn’t have found on my own).
Okay… this isn’t a Bubble plugin. Do I have the right thing? Wait, maybe he didn’t say plugin.
Check the plugins again. Nope.
Check the screenshots at Unlayer. Okay, well this definitely looks like the same thing. I guess its not a plugin after all, like it said in his write-up.
So, I check Unlayer’s instructions. Okay… I think I understand. This needs to be put into an HTML embed. (Side: Thank god I my poor, simple brain somehow got this information from somewhere in my past, otherwise I would have been lost.)
So I check out Unlayer’s instructions.
ProjectID seems to be the one already in there… Looks like I have to make a template. Okay, that’s done. Take that ID number. Now for the ID. “This is the ID of an HTML container”. Hmm…
Nothing happens. Take down the ID attribute.
Keeping playing around with it for another 15 minutes. Add the ID attribute again. Take it down.
Discover it needs to be an iFrame and I finally get it to work.
Okay, now what? Watch the video again. Oh, he presses a button to save it. Okay, so there must be a way to take the HTML made in this editor and bring it “inside” Bubble.
Alright, let’s make a new thing called Blog Post.
I guess this is all going to save in one big chunk. So we’ll make a field called HTML and save it as… text, I guess?
Okay, now we’ll make the workflow for saving it and… nowhere to reference what it made by the HTML embed.
Huh. Can’t seem to get the information out of it. About an hour of looking. I must be some kind of dumb dumb.
Here’s a forum post I found in my search:
Well schucks. I don’t know where to go from here and I’ve been doing Bubble for a while. Maybe its because I’ve only done Bubble stuff and not traditional programming?
But some guy online made it seem so easy and that I was incredibly stupid for not seeing it. I can’t ask questions now or it will seem like I’m even less smart.
Heck, he even made a “blogs are easy” title, a “making a blog on bubble for beginners” tagline, and a condescending stock image of a frustrated guy at a typewriter to try and hurt my feelings.
Boy… if this is “for beginners” and its so easy for others, I should probably just give up… right?
I sure hope some day I can read 25k posts, tower over everyone else, make beginners and moderates look like idiots, and tell them what they need and don’t need based on the level of practice I have, instead of theirs.