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Customizing Public Area

Article ID: 95
Last updated: 01 Mar, 2017

KBPublisher can be extensively customized and you can get some spectacular results if you want to design your own site.

The default format of the KBPublisher Public Area is:

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  1. The standard header is controlled by the Header field.
    Settings -> Public Area -> Common -> Header

You can:

  • Include the header by checking the Header field
  • Remove the Header by un-checking this field

If no header is assigned, a header is controlled by the Header title field,
Settings -> Public Area -> Common -> Header title

  1. Likewise, the left menu is standard. The menu is controlled by the View Format field which is under Look & Feel,
    Settings -> Public Area -> Common -> View Format

The menu choices are either Browseable, Left Menu or Intranet

  1. Directly under the header are menu options and a breadcrumb trail.

The menu options, which are extra links which can be included in the menu, are displayed first. For example, you might want to include a "Home" link if the knowledgebase is part of a larger site.

The menus are controlled by the Extra links in navigation field
Settings -> Public Area -> Common -> Extra items in navigation 

To include extra links click [...] button and you can manage extra links.
The breadcrumb trail is displayed after any extra links. It reflects the article you are currently viewing in the knowledgebase.

  1. Extra items in menu

The menu options, which are extra links in navigation menu.

The menus are controlled by the Extra items in menu field
Settings -> Public Area -> Common -> Extra items in menu

To include extra menu items click [...].

  1. The News area of this page is optional.
    Settings -> Public Area -> Common -> News
  • Enable News Module controls whether or not news displays not on the Public Area home page
  • Number of news on index page sets how many news items are displayed
  • Display 'News' link in menu determines whether or not there is a menu option for news
  1. This area will changed depending on "View Format". The main page will display knowledgebase categories, the most recent and the most popular articles.
    Public Area -> Articles -> Recent articles, Public Area -> Articles -> Most viewed articles and Public Area -> Articles -> Category columns settings
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Article ID: 95
Last updated: 01 Mar, 2017
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