Getting Started with Paligo

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Publishing to Your Help Desk Portal

Note

This feature requires that you have integrated with one of the supported help desk portals. See Connecting Integrations.

  1. Open the Publish dialog as you would for publishing to any output format.

    Select to publish any single topic or an entire publication.

    Freshdesk and Desk.com structure

    Paligo will publish top level topics and all their child topics as one article in the help desk, which for a long publication would be more or less like entire chapters.

    In such a case you would probably want shorter articles in your help desk. To do this, simply create a custom publication with the nesting levels that suit you best for that format.

    Note that if you have links between topics, the help desk will not be able to preserve the hyperlink itself for these help desks, due to how most help desks create article urls. If all topics are included, the link text itself will however be output.

    Zendesk structure

    For Zendesk, see Zendesk Publishing Structure.

    As opposed to the other help desks supported, for Zendesk all links are preserved as clickable links between the articles.

  2. Select HTML as the output format.

  3. In the Output Template dropdown list, if you have integrated with a help desk portal, you have the option to publish to that as a template. Select your help desk as the output target.

  4. Configure your publishing settings, such as filters and variables, if required.

  5. Click Publish document.

  6. Go to your help desk account and check the category or folder you have specified in your integration settings.

The articles will now be there, published as drafts. You can select to make them public directly from within your help desk account.

Note

Also, if you are publishing videos, and not seeing them in Zendesk, you need to enable this in the Zendesk settings: Why are videos not displaying in Help Center?