In this tutorial, we'll use the PixieBrix Sidebar to show the Trello Status Page when you're working in Trello. There's a video at the end of the tutorial demonstrating what’s covered in the text.
1. Add a Sidebar
Open the Page Editor
Start by navigating your browser to Trello. Then, open the PixieBrix Page Editor, and grant PixieBrix access to the page.
Add a Sidebar
- Click Add in the top left of the Page Editor and choose Sidebar Panel, and + Create new Sidebar Panel
- Go to the Page Editor Sidebar Panel brick that appears and change "trello.com side panel" to "Trello Status" in the name and heading fields.
- Click Render Panel in the top right of the Page Editor
Note: In the configuration settings for the sidebar, you’ll see Trello is the only site by default, because that’s the page you’re currently on. If you want this sidebar to appear when you’re on other pages besides Trello, simply click the “All URLs” option to allow for more match patterns.
2. Configure the Sidebar Content
Add an IFrame Brick
In the Render Document Brick, click the three dots in the preview on the right side to show a menu of options, then select the “Brick”.
Going back to your Bricks on the left side, Then on the left side, click the "+” button just below the Brick, and above the message “No output produced”.
IFrame and select + Add
Configure the IFrame
- Populate the URL field with the Trello Status page URL:
- Make the width
100%. You can test the height setting to adjust as you prefer, but start with 1000, which is an average page height.
- Your IFrame configuration should look like the image below:
- Click Render Panel in the top right of the Page Editor, and then click Save
3. Test the Trello Status Sidebar
Pin the PB icon to your Toolbar
- You can pin the PixieBrix extension icon to your Google Toolbar to toggle the sidebar
- Click the puzzle piece icon in the top right of your browser window, and then click the pin icon next to the PixieBrix extension
- You should now see the PixieBrix extension icon in your Google toolbar, which you can click to toggle the sidebar.
Extras You Can Add
Want to take this to the next level? You can create a Trigger to open the sidebar whenever you go to trello.com or a Quick Bar action that opens the Sidebar to this specific panel. The options are endless!