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KB User's Guide - Documents Tab - LinkTopic

This document will show you how to use the LinkTopic function that is currently only available in the HTML document editor.

Display a Topic name in Plain Text (e.g. not hyperlinked) in a Document

The custom tag, LinkTopic, points to a specific topic name and displays it in plain text.

  1. Locate the LinkTopic button in the CLASSIC HTML editor. The image below has a red circle around the LinkTopic button in the Classic HTML editor.

    LinkTopicButton

  2. When you click on that button, a pop screen will ask you whether you would like the Topic name to appear as plain text and NOT hyperlinked. Type "Y" in the text field provided. The image below is the topic name alert message.

    LinkTopicOption_Link_Y_N

  3. The following will appear in the HTML editor:

    <a class="linktopic" name="topic-name-only"></a>

  4. Determine which Topic name (in plain text) you would like to appear in your document.

  5. Select the appropriate Topic ID number found between the parentheses in the Topics list.

    Topic_ID_numbers_adjacent2_TopicName


    The example below will use the Topic ID number of "Operating System (OS)" which is 1060.


    <a class="linktopic" name="topic-name-only">1060</a>

  6. The name of your Topic will appear in plain text in your document.

    The image below is a Preview of the document in which the "Operating System (OS)" topic was selected to be displayed in plain text.


    TopicLink_plain_not_hyperlinked

  7. From here, you may decorate the Topic Name using CSS.

  8. The LinkTopic function is ideal for use in your Topic "superdocs". For more information on how to create one, please refer to KB User's Guide - Topics Tab - Displaying the Meta-Description of a Topic In Search Results.


Display a Hyperlinked Topic Name in a Document

The custom tag, LinkTopic, points to a specific hyperlinked topic name. The link leads to the live site listing of documents in that topic.

  1. Locate the LinkTopic button in your HTML editor

    LinkTopicButton

  2. When you click on that button, a pop screen will ask you whether you would like the Topic name to appear as a link. Leave the text field blank.

    LinkTopicOption_Link_Y_N

  3. You will immediately be prompted to decide whether you want your link to open in another window. Type "Y" or leave blank as appropriate.

    Open_Link_New_Window

  4. If you choose "Y", yes, to your link opening in a new screen, the following will appear on your screen:

    <a class="linktopic" target="_blank"></a>

  5. If you do not want your link to lead to a new window, and you leave the text field blank, the following will appear on your screen:

    <a class="linktopic"></a>

  6. Next, determine which Topic name you would like to appear as a hyperlink in your document.

  7. Select the appropriate Topic ID number found between the parentheses in the Topic list. The image below shows different topic levels all of which have a distinct Topic ID in the parentheses.

    Topic_ID_numbers_adjacent2_TopicName


    The examples below will use the Topic ID number of "Operating System (OS)" which is 1060.

    <a class="linktopic">1060</a> or <a class="linktopic"target="_blank">1060</a>

  8. The name of your Topic will appear as a hyperlink in your document.

    The image below is a Preview of the document in which the "Operating System (OS)" topic was selected to be displayed as a link.


    display_hyperlinked_topic

  9. From here, you may decorate the Topic Name using CSS.

  10. The LinkTopic function is ideal for use in your Topic "superdocs". For more information on how to create one, please refer to KB User's Guide - Topics Tab - Displaying the Meta-Description of a Topic In Search Results.


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Keywords:link topic super doc superdoc meta-description metadescription meta description HTML plain text hyperlink Topic ID number classic topic name only linked name   Doc ID:15194
Owner:Teresa A.Group:KB User's Guide
Created:2010-10-04 19:00 CDTUpdated:2021-08-18 17:16 CDT
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