Activate or Deactivate Channel
The Help Widget channel is disabled by default and needs to be activated before use. To do this, go to Settings -> Tickets -> Channels and click the "Activate" link on the Help Widget channel row. The channel can be deactivated in the same way, instead this time by clicking the "Deactivate" link on the same row.
To configure the channel, go to Settings -> Tickets -> Channels and click the "Settings" link on the Help Widget channel row. The channel must already be activated beforehand.
It's possible to create and manage multiple configurations, in case you have multiple websites and need to show a different knowledgebase or use a different colour scheme on each. Start by clicking 'Add Widget'.
- Name - If you wish to save the widget configuration, you must give it a name.
- Brand - Select the brand for which the widget will be for.
- Pages - Select what should be shown in the widget. It can either just be a list of articles with a search (Knowledgebase), a contact form to open a ticket simply (Contact Us), or both.
- Knowledgebase - Select the type from which articles will be displayed from.
- Department - Set if you wish to force all tickets to be opened in a specific department. Leave blank to give the user an option of public departments to select from.
- Subject - The subject that will be used for all tickets opened via the widget, leave blank to allow the user to set their own subject.
- Default Priority - Please select the priority to be set on all tickets opened via the widget.
Customise (Look & Feel)
All the customisation options are optional.
- Type - The type of widget, can choose from a small popup window or a sidebar that covers the whole height of the page, defaults to 'popup'.
- Position - If the button and widget should appear on the left or right side of the page, defaults to 'right'.
- Colour - The main colour scheme for the widget.
- Button Icon - The icon to be displayed in the widget button, can also be set to none.
If you make use of the multilingual functionality, you can define translations for the strings used in the widget. The language is automatically detected based on the user's browser.
The web widget is supported by the following browsers:
Using the Widget
Once you have set up a valid configuration, the live preview will show you your widget and give you a chance to preview how it'll work. The preview resets every time you change any configuration, customisation or translation option.
Below it is the code that will need to placed on your website to show the widget. It should be placed towards the end of your HTML code, just above
</body>. Be sure to only copy the code once you've made all desired changes to your configuration as the code updates on changing most values.
The widget configuration should be saved before using the code, as some of the options rely on it.
||Set the horizontal offset of the button and widget (popup only) from the left or right (based on settings) the browser screen.|
||Set the vertical offset of the button and widget (popup only) from the bottom the browser screen.|
Set the horizontal offset of the button and widget (popup only) from the left or right (based on settings) the browser screen.
||Distance from the left or right (based on settings) of the browser screen in pixels (integer).|
Set the vertical offset of the button and widget (popup only) from the bottom the browser screen.
||Distance from the bottom of the browser screen in pixels (integer).|