Understanding Smart 404 Pages
The HelpDocs Trial
Logging In To Your HelpDocs
Setting Up a Custom Domain
Adding or Changing Your Profile Image
Understanding Top Articles
Switching Between Multiple Accounts
Setting the URL Style for your Articles
Writing and Editing Articles
Using Quote Blocks
Getting Started with Content Blocks
Embedding Audio Files
Adding a HTML Block
Using Markdown Blocks
Using Code Blocks
Text Editor Shortcuts
Article Backups, Revisions and Versioning
Adding Tags to Articles
Adding Info, Tip and Warning Callouts
Inserting Images into Ordered Lists
Understanding Article Statuses
Switching the Editor Mode
Using Ordered Lists
Moving an Article to a Different Category
Downloading Articles to PDF
Adding a Table of Contents
Getting started with taxonomy
Restoring Deleted Articles
Previewing Unpublished Articles
Creating a Subcategory
Linking to a Part of an Article
Collaborating on Articles with Presence
Featuring an Article
Hiding Articles from Public Search Engines
Bulk Select & Edit Multiple Articles
Exporting & Backing Up Your Articles
Understanding Search Results
What is Readability?
Incompatible Browser Extensions
How to Add Extra Spacing
Setting Up Integrations
Available Commands in Your Slack Workspace
Sharing Articles From HelpDocs to Slack
Installing the Slack Integration
Configuring your Slack Integration
Get Feedback, Activity, and Contact Form Notifications in Slack
Enabling Comments with Disqus
Using HelpDocs with Ticketing Systems
Syncing Content to elevio
Adding a Feedier Carrier
Connecting Google Analytics
Customizing your HelpDocs
Customizing Feedback Icons
Making Video Embeds Responsive
Using Different List Styles
Overriding the Font on Your Knowledge Base
Using a Background Image in the Header
Adding Lightboxes to Images
Disabling Related Articles
Using HelpDocs with RTL Languages
Making Tables Scroll When They're Too Wide for the Page
Getting Help with Code Snippets
Disabling Authorship and Updated Times
Making your printed HelpDocs look nicer
Disabling Top Articles
Custom HTML Templates
Choosing a Template
Uploading Your Brand Logo
Understanding the Contact Form
Adding Custom CSS
Adding Icons to Categories
Setting a Custom Favicon
Adding Custom Navigation Links
Setting Category Display Order
Setting Article Display Order
Featuring a Category
Adding URL Redirects
Hiding the Contact Button
Customizing an Article Slug, Meta Description & Short Version
Adding an Open Graph Fallback Image
Changing the Language in Common Phrases
Hosting HelpDocs at a Subfolder of Your Site
Setting Up Multilingual Docs
Automatically Translate Articles with Machine Translations
Translating Your Docs
Removing permission groups from articles
Creating and Managing Permission Groups
Getting Started with Permissioning
Assigning permission groups to articles
Restricting your HelpDocs with Custom JWT SSO
Restricting Your Docs to Logged In Users
Accessing User Data in HelpDocs
Shared Password Protection
Setting Up and Using SAML Single Sign-On
Using OpenID Connect for Single Sign On
Restricting Your Docs by IP
Configuring Slack Single Sign On
Data & Analytics
Search Click Analytics
Exporting Your Stats
What is the Happiness Score?
What are Tickets Avoided?
Getting Team Event History with Audit Trail
Updating Your Billing Information
European Union VAT Charges
Changing Your Plan
Cancelling Your Account
Subscribing to a Plan for the First Time
Invoices and Email Receipts
Can I embed files into HelpDocs?
How do I reset my password?
Help! My app's not loading 😭
Help! No articles are appearing on my knowledge base
I’m seeing a blank screen when I load my knowledge base
I can't log into my HelpDocs account
I've added a script but it isn't working
What is an account slug?
Can I host my API docs in HelpDocs?
Can I use multiple HelpDocs accounts together?
My article has a blank space to the left of it. What's wrong?
How do related articles work?
Can I change the HelpDocs branding?
Can I host my internal docs in HelpDocs?
Who counts towards the user limit on plans?
Is HelpDocs GDPR compliant?
How do I change my email?
Is my data secure and protected?
Can I migrate or import my data from another service?
Will translated articles be deleted if I remove that language?
Clearing the Cache in Your Browser
Creating a Knowledge Base from Scratch
Writing Clear and Digestible Knowledge Base Articles
Finding CSS Selectors in Your Browser
Optimizing Your Knowledge Base for Search
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The HelpDocs Slack integration helps you get your whole team involved in making your knowledge base successful for your customers and team. You can view it on the Slack store here.
Here's what you can do once it's installed on your workspace:
- Create new docs and draft up notes within Slack
- Search and insert docs in any channel
- Get an overview with team activity, visitor feedback, and submitted contact forms
Setting Up the Slack Integration
Connecting your Team to Slack
Before you can start using the HelpDocs Slack integration you'll need to add our Slack app to your team.
- In your HelpDocs dashboard, head to Settings > Integrations
- In the Slack card, hit Add to Slack
- We'll redirect you to Slack to grant us access to your team
- Log into Slack if you aren't already logged in
- If you have multiple Slack teams, choose the one you want to connect to HelpDocs
- Review the permissions
- Incoming Webhooks let us post notifications in to a Slack channel of your choice. You can customize these later.
- Commands lets us add /commands to your team so you can interact with your docs
- Identity lets us identify your teammates so we can show the right docs to the right people
- Choose a channel for us to post notifications (incoming webhooks) to
- Click the Authorize button to return to HelpDocs
Connecting your User Account to Slack
You can connect your Slack and HelpDocs accounts in the HelpDocs dashboard manually. Or just follow the instructions the first time you use a /command.
- In HelpDocs, head to your Profile by clicking your avatar in the navigation bar
- Under Slack, click Sign In with Slack
- We'll redirect you to Slack
- Login to Slack if you aren't already logged in
- Choose the correct Slack team (if prompted)
- Click Authorize to return to HelpDocs
Now you can use /commands in Slack to create and search for articles. Your permissions there will mirror your HelpDocs permissions.
Disconnecting your Slack Account from HelpDocs
If you don't wanna use the Slack integration anymore you can easily revoke our access. I promise we won't take it personally 😢
- Head to your HelpDocs Profile by clicking your avatar in the navigation bar
- Under Slack, hit the link to revoke access