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Different elements can be turned on or off at the top of your articles on the knowledge base site for readers.


Turn on/off article header elements

Easily turn on or off the article header elements at Settings → Knowledge base site → Article settings & SEO → Article settings, and select the Article header section.

Use the toggle controls to turn on/off the different elements to display in the knowledge base site article header.

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Project-level settings

All the changes made in the Article header setting are applied to every article at the project level. This setting cannot be customized for an individual article, category, version, or language

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Article header

1. Show article contributors
When turned on in Article header settings, a list of project team members who have contributed to the article appears. Click on the contributor to view a list of articles they contributed to that project.

2. Show read time estimate
When turned on in Article header settings, an estimated read time for each article appears.

The estimated read time is calculated at a rate of 1 minute for every 200 words.
For example, 3 minute(s) read

3. Show theme options
When turned on in Article header settings, the readers can toggle between the Light and Dark modes of their knowledge base site for better readability.

4. Show share button
When turned on in the Article header settings, a share icon appears. When you click, it displays a list of social media sites. Individual social media sharing options can be turned on or off from here (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Email).

For example, when the reader clicks on the share button and selects the Facebook option (if already logged in to a Facebook account), the article link with a thumbnail preview is displayed to be shared as a news feed story on the reader's wall.

5. Show print button
When turned on in Article header settings, a print button appears at the article header. Readers click on this button, and a print preview window appears. If the reader has a printer connected and configured on their computer, the Print button would print out the neatly formatted article.

6. Show breadcrumb navigation
When turned on in Article header settings, breadcrumb navigation appears above the category manager on the left.

For example, Home > Documentation > Design and styling > Knowledge base site

The reader can navigate to the previous category by clicking on the breadcrumb

7. Show published/updated date
When turned on in Article header settings, a date will display, indicating when the article was published or last updated.

For example, Published on Feb 22, 2024

8. Show download pdf button

  • When turned on in the Article header settings, a PDF button appears at the far right above the article on the knowledge base site

  • Click PDF, and a neatly formatted PDF document with the 'table of content' and article text or media is downloaded onto their computer's local storage


Can I export a draft or new article as a PDF?
You can export the draft articles or articles you have forked for editing.

  1. From the Knowledge base portal, navigate to the draft article that you want to export

  2. Click ••• (more) icon near the Publish button → View preview. A preview of the article appears in a new tab window

  3. Click on PDF next to the Dark option on the top of the article

  1. The article is exported as a PDF document to your local storage
Design template

The default design template is configured for this type of export.


How to localize the variable text that appears at the Article header?

You can localize the below variables in the Article header

  • Updated on
  • Minute to read
  • Contributors
  • Print
  • Share
  • Share this
  • Dark
  • Light

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  1. Go to Settings → Knowledge base portal → Localization & Workspaces → Localization variables

  2. Select the desired language in the Select language section

  3. Expand the Article header section

  4. Update the desired text(s)

By default, the variable texts are localized to the respective language.

  1. Click Save
Note

The localization variables are not to be confused with the Content reuse (Variables and Snippets) in Document360.