This document explains how to access custom KB plugins, such as LinkDoc, IncludeDoc, content restriction, and revision restoration in the TinyMCE editor.
TinyMCE, the newest KB editor, has several plugins that provide key functionality while editing KB documents. These plugins can be accessed via the menu bar or throughout the tool bar.
The current plugins available are as follows:
The KB Link Doc plugin is found next to the Link button in the toolbar, or under the Insert menu. It allows you to place links to other KB docs inside your content easily. This feature is explained in detail in this document: KB User's Guide - Documents Tab - Using the KB Link Doc Feature
The KB Include Doc plugin is found next to the KB Link Doc button in the toolbar, or under the Insert menu. It allows you to insert sections of other KB documents, news items, or external webpages into your document. The general function of this tag is described in this doc: KB User's Guide - Documents Tab - IncludeDoc and Dynamic Web Page Content
In TinyMCE, when the IncludeDoc option is clicked, you will be presented with three options:
To edit an existing IncludeDoc tag, click within the tag element, and edit the text as needed. Additionally, the KB include doc button will be highlighted in the editor toolbar. Clicking the button will let you edit additional IncludeDoc properties.
The Content Restriction plug-in is found next to the KB Include Doc button in the toolbar, or under the Tools menu. It is used to hide content when viewed on either the live internal or external sites. For example, you can choose to only display sensitive content on the internal site, or display information not relevant to internal audiences on the external site. More information on how to use the content restriction tags can be found here: KB Users Guide - Documents Tab - Content Restriction Tags
The KB Attachments plugin is found next to the Image button in the toolbar, or under the Insert menu. It gives the ability to easily upload and place files from the group and doc attachment folders into your document. In order to place attachments from the folders into documents, click the KB Attachments plugin. You will be presented with an attachment file dropdown, as displayed in the image below:
From this drop down you will be able to select files from the shared attachment folder. If the document has an attachment folder, you will also be able to select files from that location.
Select the desired attachment. Depending on the file type, there are specific options:
Click the Place button to insert your attachment into the document.
Clicking Draft folder or Shared folder buttons will respectively open either the document attachment folder or the shared attachment folder.
This plugin is found next to the Table button in the toolbar, or under the Insert menu. It allows you to create expanding and collapsing panels to help organize your content within a KB document. Enter a heading size, panel title, and optional ID for anchor reference. Alternatively choose the Add "Expand All" and "Collapse All" buttons only option to add buttons that control the visability of all panels within a document.
This plugin is found next to the Collapsible Panel button in the toolbar, or under the Insert menu. It allows you to insert links styled as buttons into the body of a KB document. Clicking the Button plugin will open a dialog window with the following options:
As options are changed, the window will display a button preview that dynamically updates. Click Insert to add the button to your document.
To edit an existing button, click within button, and edit the text as needed. Additionally, the custom Custom KB buttons icon and the Insert/edit link icon will be highlighted in the editor toolbar. Clicking the plugin icon will allow you to update any options for the existing button. Clicking the link icon will allow you to edit the button's link properties.
Several other plugins are available under the menu bar.
The 'To The Top' Link plugin is found under the Insert menu. It allows you to insert a link anywhere in the document that will allow the reader of the document to jump back to the top of the page. This is particularly useful for long documents that include a table of contents.
The Feedback Form plugin is found under the Insert menu. It allows you to insert a custom form into a KB document. The recipient email address, along with the form labels, can all be customized as desired. The number of fields is fixed to allow for proper validation. For more information, please see KB User's Guide - Documents Tab - Embed a Basic Form into a KB Document
The Import from URL plugin is found under the Insert menu. It allows you to import the full HTML of a page hosted outside of the KB. You will be prompted to enter the URL to import, after which point the page's HTML will be added to the document body. This is handy for cases where you may be migrating content from a previous storage location into the KB.
Please note that because the full page is imported, unwanted elements, such as page headers and footers, may need to be removed.
The Content Restore plugin is found under the Tools menu. It is a way to easily recover document versions that have been changed. Instead of having to completely roll back to a previous version of a document, you have the option to only roll back a single document field to a previous version. When rolling back, there are several fields to choose from:
The Edit Other Document Fields plugin is found under the Tools menu. It gives easy editing or viewing access for the other content fields within the document. Clicking Edit other document fields... will open a dialog window with a left navigation sidebar.
Edit your desired content field and click Save.