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Creating Timelines with Knightlab

An overview of how to register, use, and find materials for Knightlab's Timeline tool.

Create Timelines with Knightlab

To create a timeline, visit the Knightlab Timeline website and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Timeline Examples

Timeline FAQs

KnightLab TimelineJS FAQ.

1. I found an image but the link doesn't work. How do I get images on my timeline?

If you want to use an image that is not a supported media type, you'll need to host it. To do that, download the image as a JPEG and upload it to your Google Drive. Get the shareable link from your Google Drive and paste it in your spreadsheet.


2. I'm seeing the error message: "Error: Timeline Configuration Has No Events" - how do I fix it?


Make sure you have followed the step-by-step instructions and published to the web.

Still having issues? TimelineJS reported on 11/17/2020 that Google Sheets are temporarily causing issues:

They've offered a workaround. Rather than copying the link from the browser URL, copy it from the Get Link area:


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