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Liveblocks is a realtime 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/yjs package.


  1. Install Liveblocks, Yjs, and Quill

    Every Liveblocks package should use the same version.

    $npm install @liveblocks/client @liveblocks/yjs yjs quill quill-cursors y-quill
  2. Initialize the liveblocks.config.ts file

    We can use this file later to define types for our application.

    $npx create-liveblocks-app@latest --init --framework javascript
  3. Set up your collaborative Quill text editor

    <script>import { onMount, onDestroy } from "svelte";import { createClient } from "@liveblocks/client";import { LiveblocksYjsProvider } from "@liveblocks/yjs";import * as Y from "yjs";import Quill from "quill";import { QuillBinding } from "y-quill";import QuillCursors from "quill-cursors";
    let element;
    // Set up Liveblocks clientconst client = createClient({ publicApiKey: "",});
    onMount(() => { // Enter a multiplayer room const { room, leave } = client.enterRoom("my-room");
    // Set up Yjs document, shared text, and Liveblocks Yjs provider const yDoc = new Y.Doc(); const yText = yDoc.getText("quill"); const yProvider = new LiveblocksProvider(room, yDoc);
    // Attach cursors plugin Quill.register("modules/cursors", QuillCursors);
    // Set up Quill editor and modules const quill = new Quill(element, { placeholder: "Start collaborating…", theme: "snow", modules: { cursors: true, toolbar: [ [{ header: [1, 2, false] }], ["bold", "italic", "underline"], ["code-block"], ], history: { // Local undo shouldn’t undo changes made by other users userOnly: true, }, }, });
    // Attach Yjs to Quill const binding = new QuillBinding(yText, quill, yProvider.awareness);
    return () => { binding.destroy(); leave(); };});</script>
    <div bind:this={element}></div>
  4. 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 for your collaborative Quill text editor inside your Svelte application.