Import your first component

Getting started with the plugin is simple. Follow these steps to get your components directly from stories to Figma.

01 - Download plugin

To download, go to the plugin page in the Figma community and click on [Try it out].

Download the plugin

02 - Run plugin in your target Figma canvas

Run the plugin in the page and design file where you would like to import your components.

Run the plugin where you want to import your components

03 - Connect Storybook, Backlight or Histoire

Connect the Storybook, Backlight or Histoire you would like to import components from by entering the URL in the field provided and click ‘Connect’.

This example will use Microsoft Fluent Storybook at:
Connect your Storybook

04 - Import a component from stories

To import your first component, click on [Import new component].

Click on 'Import new component'

05 - Select your component and story

Select which component and story to import. A button, for example, is a must-have.

Select the component to import

06 - Select the args that should make variants

Check which args you want for your component, that’s what will make your Figma component come with variants mapped to the corresponding properties.

Select the args to create variants for

Finally, click on [Import] to start importing.

07 - Import processing

Your component is now in the main list.

Component in the list being imported

After a few seconds, the component should be imported and marked as (Ready).

Component 'Ready' status label

08 - Place component in canvas

Once component is (Ready), it can be placed in your Figma canvas. Click on the downward arrow icon next to the component’s status to add it to the canvas.

Click the downward arrow to add the component on the canvas

Or drag-and-drop the thumbnail of the component into the canvas.

09 - Component and variants created!

A new frame with your button component appears on the canvas together with any documentation. The status of your component should change to (Synced) as it is now in-sync and mapped to the coded component in Storybook, Backlight or Histoire.

Component and its variants created on the canvas

10 - Congratulations! 👏

You’ve successfully created your first Figma component that is directly linked to your coded component. The component is in the Assets panel and you can start using it in your designs.

Created component in the 'Assets' panel