Get started - Get started with Liveblocks and Svelte

Liveblocks is a real-time collaboration infrastructure for building performant collaborative experiences. Follow the following steps to start adding collaboration to your Svelte application using the APIs from the @liveblocks/client package.


  1. Install Liveblocks

    $npm install @liveblocks/client
  2. Set up the Liveblocks client

    The first step in connecting to Liveblocks is creating a client which will be responsible for communicating with the back end.

    const client = createClient({  publicApiKey: "",});
  3. Join a Liveblocks room

    Liveblocks uses the concept of rooms, separate virtual spaces where people collaborate. To create a real-time experience, multiple users must be connected to the same room.

    const { room, leave } = client.enterRoom("my-room", { initialPresence: {} });
  4. Use the Liveblocks methods

    Now that we’re connected to a room, we can start using Liveblocks subscriptions. The first we’ll add is others, a subscription that provides information about which other users are connected to the room.

    <script>  import { onDestroy } from "svelte";  import { room } from "./room.js";
    let others = room.getOthers();
    const unsubscribeOthers = room.subscribe("others", (updatedOthers) => { others = updatedOthers; });
    onDestroy(() => { unsubscribeOthers(); });</script>
    <div>There are {others.length} other user(s) online</div>
  5. Next: set up authentication

    By default, Liveblocks is configured to work without an authentication endpoint where everyone automatically has access to rooms. This approach is great for prototyping and marketing pages where setting up your own security isn’t always required. If you want to limit access to a room for certain users, you’ll need to set up an authentication endpoint to enable permissions.

    Set up authentication

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Congratulations! You now have set up the foundation to start building collaborative experiences for your Svelte application.

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