The Public Area Tab Explained

The Public Area tab is the second tab under the Settings menu. The settings here apply to the public view -- that is, to what users see.

Only an administrator can change the settings on this page.  The page is divided into three further tabs:

The filter field at the top of the screen allows you to reduce the number of fields displayed. For example, typing Titles into the filter field while on the Common tab, restricts the fields shown to those in the Titles/Meta/Navigation section.

Common settings

  1. The Titles/Meta/Navigation section controls how the browser displays the knowledgebase.

    KBPublisher Knowledgebase tab

  1. The Security/Privacy/Registering section controls who can log on and how they do it.
    KBPublisher Knowledgebase tab
  1. Look and feel
    KBPublisher Knowledgebase tab
  1. The Feedback section controls the Ask a Question area of your knowledgebase .
    KBPublisher Knowledgebase tab
  1. The News section controls whether you have a news section, and if you do, how it is displayed.
    KBPublisher Knowledgebase tab
  1. The Tags section controls tag options
  1. The Search area controls search options
    KBPublisher Knowledgebase tab
  1. Whether or not users can subscribe to articles is controlled by the Subscription section.
    KBPublisher Knowledgebase tab
  1. Lastly, the RSS settings control whether the knowledgebase is available as an RSS feed and how the feed is set up.
    KBPublisher Knowledgebase tab

Articles

  1. Look and feel (settings) control what the user sees and how he sees it.
    KBPublisher Knowledgebase tab
  1. The Comments section controls article comments.
    KBPublisher Knowledgebase tab
  1. The Rating section controls user ratings and feedback for negative ratings.
    KBPublisher Knowledgebase tab
  1. The way the article is displayed on the preview screen is defined in the Article preview format section.
    KBPublisher Knowledgebase tab
  1. This is where you define what to show the Detailed Article Block.
    KBPublisher Knowledgebase tab

    Note that if you are logged in and have edit rights, you will also see the edit options: edit, quick edit and category listing. Plus, some of the information in this block is controlled by other knowledgebase settings, particularly comments and subscriptions (see points 6 and 9 above).

Files

Whether or not users can see uploaded files is controlled by the Display Files link on the Knowledgebase tab, but if they can see files, then the Files tab under the Settings menu controls what they see and how they see it.

KBPublisher Files tab

  1. The Look & Feel section controls how files are displayed.

KBPublisher Files tab

  1. File preview format controls whether users see how many times the file has been downloaded.


Article ID: 85
Last updated: 14 Oct, 2017
Revision: 6
User Manual v6.0 -> Settings -> The Public Area Tab Explained
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