How to add an evaluation form for your Docusaurus documentation articles


This is a step by step guide to integrate Feelback with your Docusaurus website. With this guide you will add an evaluation form to your documentation pages.

Docusaurus documentation evaluation form example

In this tutorial you will:

Step 1: Setup the Feelback project

If you don't have already a Feelback account, please signup and create one. It's free and doesn't require a credit card to use.

Access the Feelback panel, and create a project if you don't have any. Feelback panel projects

You can use your website name.

Feelback panel create project

After that, create a ContentSet which will contain your content and feedbacks you will receive.

Feelback panel create content-set

Pick the Tagged Message type to enable this content-set to receive Feedback signals.

Feelback panel content-set type

You will end up with a ContentSet like the following one:

Feelback panel content-set info

Step 2: Install the Feelback plugin

In your Docusaurus project directory, just install the @feelback/react package:

npm install @feelback/react

Step 3: Add the FeelbackTaggedMessage component to the layout page

Now you are ready to add the evaluation form. Let’s suppose you want place it after the article itself, just before the footer.

To edit the default theme, in Docusaurus you have to run a procedure called Swizzling which allows to replace a builtin component with a custom one.

Perform the Docusaurus swizzle on the Doc Article component

We want to wrap the current Article component and append the evaluation form. For the Docusaurus default theme, the component is called: DocItem/Footer

In the your Docusaurus directory run:

npm run swizzle @docusaurus/theme-classic DocItem/Footer --wrap

This will copy the original component to your source folder at src/theme/DocItem/Footer so you can modify it.

Edit the component and add the Feedback button

Now you can wrap the original component and add the button.


import React from 'react';
import Footer from '@theme-original/DocItem/Footer';
import { FeelbackTaggedMessage, PRESET_FEELING } from "@feelback/react";

export default function FooterWrapper(props) {
  return (
      <Footer {...props} />

      <hr />
      <FeelbackTaggedMessage contentSetId="your-content-set-id-from-panel"
        title="Did this doc help you?"

Include the default Feelback style

Append the default style provided by the package at the end of your custom.css file.


 *  Your docusaurus custom css here

@import "@feelback/react/styles/feelback.css";

The result should be something like this:

Docusaurus article footer with evaluation form

Additional documentation with all properties and customization you can use is available inside the dedicated React integration guide for each Feelback components.

Step 4: (Optional) Customize the component style

You can override the predefined style with additional CSS.

For example, you can add some selector to change the button background and have a rounded textarea.


 *  Your docusaurus custom css here

@import "@feelback/react/styles/feelback.css";

article .feelback-container {
  background-color: #1a8870;
  color: white;

article .feelback-container textarea {
  border: 1px solid #ccc;
  border-radius: 4px;
  padding: 0.5rem;

Full documentation with advanced customization is available inside the React integration guide.


The @feelback/react package is open source and available on github. Any contribution is much appreciated. Issues, bug reports and feature requests are welcome. Do not hesitate to reach us or ask for help.

Additional resources

Other guides for Docusaurus