Components (Everything about TOC)


Components are found in Dashboard -> Helpie KB Wiki -> Helpie Settings -> Components.

Component Settings


Breadcrumbs tab lets you choose on/off Breadcrumb display. A “breadcrumb” (or “breadcrumb trail”) is a type of secondary navigation scheme that reveals the user’s location in a website or Web application


Article order:

You can change the order of the articles which are displayed in the Sidebar (Table of contents) of your Kb.

Asc. Post Date displays the articles in Ascending order of their published date which is from older to latest.

Similarly Desc. Post Date displays the articles in descending order of their published date which is from latest to older.

Menu_order is the default one. By default, it displays in the Ascending type format.

If you want to display the articles in the order you wish, set the Article order as the default Menu_order and go to the Article -> You will see a quick edit option, select it -> You will see a menu called order in the top right corner where you can assign a number which will be the order of that article.

You can also assign it in alphabetical order.

Tag Settings:

NOTE: This feature has been removed from V1.9

This might be extremely useful in case of any feature release. You can include a tag to notify your users that a feature has been released in the latest release by adding a release version tag to it. You can also use the updated tag to show the features which have been updated. You can control to display, only the latest Added tags and Updated tags, or you can show all of them.

Sidebar Settings

Table of Contents Title:

This tab lets you change the sidebar title to your Knowledgebase/Wiki. By default, the sidebar title is set as Table of contents. You can change it to anything you want.

Fixed Sidebar position:

Enabling this feature will fix the sidebar in its position and will not allow it to toggle up and down. You can disable it if you don’t want the sidebar to be in a fixed position.

Sidebar Type:

Full Navigation‘ displays every category that is allowed to the current user in the sidebar.

‘In-Page Navigation only’ displays only the articles which have “In-page navigation” in the sidebar.

You can enable this option if you want to add a Wikipedia like a table of contents box on some of your long articles. This Table of contents allows the user to jump directly to the section they want to read, it also makes your posts more SEO friendly.

NOTE: In-page navigation will work only for single page (as shown below). For other pages (Category page and Main page), it will be set as default which is Full Navigation.

Full Navigation settings:

We have two separate settings for full navigation and In-page navigation. Let’s discuss the settings of Full Navigation first.

Show In-page navigation in Table of contents:

If you want to display the In-page navigation of an article within the full navigation sidebar, you can enable this option.

For Example, If you want to create an article on Languages and if you want to explain each language, in brief, You can create a table of contents for it. The table of contents will be created based on heading Tags you give for each language. For Instance, I have added an Article called “Languages” under the category Misc and have added three Languages to it with the heading tags. It will be seen as below


Sidebar categories:

In your sidebar, you can choose to either display all the categories which you have created or you can choose to show only the categories which you have displayed in the Main page.

Toggle Category children:

Enabling this tab displays only the categories title in the sidebar and displays the children of the current category alone. Disabling this tab displays all articles of all category in the sidebar. If you have many articles to a certain category in your Knowledgebase and if you want to hide it in the sidebar, you can use this feature by enabling it. The changes in the sidebar will be seen as shown below. The one on the top is by disabling it and the one on the bottom is by enabling it.


Category anchor link:

If you want to include an anchor link for your categories in the sidebar, you can enable this option.

Number of Child category to show:

If you have many child categories or sub-categories to show,  you can decide to show how many sub-categories to be visible in the sidebar.

Number of Articles to show under each category:

You can choose how many articles to be shown under each category on the main page and on the Sidebar.

Show articles in TOC:

You can show/hide articles in TOC using this option.

In-Page Navigation Settings:

Exclude Headings:

If you want to leave any Header tag in the in-page navigation you can very well remove that using this option.

In-Page Navigation Title:

If you want to change the Title of the In-page navigation in the sidebar, you can use this option. By default, the title will be “In This Article”.

Numeric Bullet:

Arrange your In-page navigation neatly using Numeric bullet option given. If you are using the same heading tag it will be arranged in the numerical order like 1,2,3,4,5 etc.. But if a lower heading tag like H5 has been placed next to H4, it will be taken as a child like 1.1, 1.2, etc..

Section Page URL:

You can select to choose the URL for each heading Tag rather than using the same for all headers. You can also change the URL text if you wish to.

Back to top link:

You can have a back to top link to the side of every header tag which will navigate you to the article text top. If you want it to navigate to the site top, select the option “SCROLL BACK TO SITE TOP”. You can change the title of Scroll back if you wish to.

You can also enable the “SMOOTH SCROLL” option if you want clean navigation to the top.

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