KB User's Guide - SitePref Tab- Quick Search Options and Side Modules

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You must have full administrative permissions in your space to perform these steps. This means access to the OwnerDocs, GroupDocs, SitePref, and Users tabs.

Learn how to include Quick Search Options to your KB Site's Side Module.

Display a Quick Search Option in a Side Module

Users with KB Admin permissions may create a handy Side Module on the Internal/ or External Site.

  1. Create a Side Module
  2. Create a Side Module Link
  3. Enter the Link Name and one of the Quick Search Option URLs below in the Link URL field.
  4. Enable the Internal/ or External, Popup and enter the Order as needed.
  5. Click on the Update button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

In the image below, the "Favorites" Side Module is populated by two links. The showmyfavoritedocs Quick Option is only available on the Internal Site, which is indicated by the red circle around the checked Internal boxes.

Favorites side module options screen showing two links both marked as internal only

Enter a Quick Search Option into the Link URL field

To determine the exact URL to enter into the Link URL field, enter one of the Options below into your Search field and copy the URL it yields.

Example: When showmyfavoritedocs is entered into the Search field of the KB User's Guide, it yields this URL; https://kb.wisc.edu/kbGuide/internal/search.php?q=showmyfavoritedocs&cat=0

  • shownewdocs
  • showalldocs
  • showtopdocs
  • showmygroupdocs
  • showothergroupdocs
  • showuniquekeywords
  • showtopictree
  • showkbpartners
  • showmyfavoritedocs

To review what these Quick Search Options are again, please review this document.

What the Quick Search Option Side Module Looks like on the Live Site

The image below shows a Side Module called "Favorites". The first Side Module Link is Show "My Favorite" KB User Guide Documents. Upon clicking that Side Module Link, the end-user will be led to the showmyfavorites URL, https://kb.wisc.edu/kbGuide/internal/search.php?q=showmyfavorites&cat=0. Please note that this particular Quick Search Option only applies to the internal site, as indicated by the red circle in the URL.
Favorites side module shown on an internal kb live site

See Also:

Keywords:quick search quicksearch showmyfavoritesdoc showmydocs showalldocs shownewdocs showothergroupdocs showuniquekeywords showtopictree showkbpartners side module links display Module Link name Link URL   Doc ID:24488
Owner:Leah S.Group:KB User's Guide
Created:2012-05-25 16:07 CDTUpdated:2022-08-11 11:17 CDT
Sites:KB User's Guide
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