Setting up the Front Plugin

Updated 2 days ago by Jarratt Isted

Front is a shared inbox for teams that brings all of your external messages into one unified inbox.

With the HelpDocs plugin installed within Front, you'll be able to:

  1. Respond to customers faster ⚡️
  2. Read articles inside Front 👀
  3. Create Drafts in a jiffy 📝


Connecting HelpDocs & Front

  1. In Front
    1. Head to Settings > Integrations
    2. Find and click on HelpDocs
    3. Click Enable Integration
    4. Toggle the Enabled switch on and hit Save
    5. You'll be taken back to the integrations page. Click on HelpDocs again
    6. In the Settings tab copy the Secret Key to your clipboard
  2. In your HelpDocs dashboard
    1. Go to SettingsIntegrations
    2. Paste your Secret Key into the Front Auth Secret box
    3. Hit Save

Read on to learn how the plugin works.

Adding multiple plugins for multiple knowledge bases

With HelpDocs, you can create more than one knowledge base and link them up. If you're using Front, you can set up multiple HelpDocs plugins to search separate knowledge bases. 

For example, we have one for our main knowledge base and another for our API docs.

Setting up an additional HelpDocs plugin

  1. In Front
    1. Head to Settings
    2. Click Plugins & API in the left sidebar

    3. Click Add a Plugin
      1. Name the plugin
      2. In the endpoint field paste in https://api.helpdocs.io/v1/front
      3. Click Save
    4. From the list, click on the plugin you just saved
      1. Copy the auth secret
  2. For the knowledge base you want to connect, head to the HelpDocs app
    1. Go to Settings > Integrations > Front
    2. Paste your Auth Secret into the Front Auth Secret box
    3. Hit Save

Switching HelpDocs knowledge base plugins

  1. Expand the plugin
  2. In the plugin title, you'll see a dropdown arrow
  3. Select the knowledge base you want to search from the dropdown list


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