KB User's Guide - Topics Tab - Topics Tree to Topics Map

You must have full user permissions for your space to perform these steps.

The Topics Tree that allows you to add, edit or delete topic categories to sort and distinguish your KnowledgeBase documents. The Topics Tree can be seen in the form of a Topic (Site) Map on your KB internal/ or external sites.

Access to Topics Tab for Top Topic Creation

Access to the Topics tab is controlled with individual user rights.

The image below shows the checked Topics check box in the Users tab.

Create, Edit, Update and Delete Topics

Click on the Topics tab in the KB Admin Tools. Clicking here defaults you to the Topics Tree screen.

From here, topics can be arranged to form the Topics Tree in a hierarchy up to five levels deep. Documents can be associated with any number of topics as well as topics at any level of the hierarchy.  For more details, please see  KB User's Guide - Topics Tab - Adding, Editing, and Deleting Topics The image below shows the Topics Tree from one of our test sites.

The Topics Map

Every KB site has a standard Topics Map. You may access it by appending your group site's url with topics.php. The image below is an example from our demo site. The url to display the Topics Map is kb.wisc.edu/demo/childdemo/internal/topics.php


Enable the Topic Tree Side Module on your Live Site(s)

You can opt to display a Topic Tree as a Side Module on your internal/ or external KB site's homepage. Having the correct permissions (e.g. access to the Site Pref tab), this can be done by checking the appropriate check box(es) from the Side Modules screen which can be accessed from the SitePref tab.

The image below shows the original KB Live Site formatting:

The image below shows the UW Theme KB Live Site formatting:

Enable the Topic Tree Side Module

Enable Site Map Button on Top Right of KB Site

Those with Admin permissions may display their Site Map button at the top right of their KB Site (to the right of the Search field).

If you still have questions about Topic Creation, Topic Tree and/or Topics (Site) Map, please email us for a consult, we are happy to help.

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