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SEO Title tags Customize your title tags for SEO.
SEO Meta descriptions Customize your meta description for use in search engine results page and KnowledgeOwl search
SEO Canonical tags Shared articles and categories are automatically given canonical tags to prevent issues with duplicate content.
SEO Google Search Console (Webmaster) Install Google Search Console to track search performance.
SEO Site maps Generate publicly available XML sitemaps.
SEO Enforce 55-character title tags Automatically ensures that page titles to not exceed 55 characters. Truncates longer article titles to ensure your knowledge base name is included.
SEO 301 redirects 301 redirect all subdomain requests to your private domain to ensure only one version of your website is indexed.
SEO Force SSL links Force all URLS to be secure to ensure only one version of your site is indexed.
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File Library File library Add and manage files and images in your file library.
File Library Unlimited files Upload as many files and images as you want.
File Library File size limit Upload files up to 200 MB. Big enough to accommodate most video files.
File Library Global file management Edit existing files and images in your library, updating them wherever they are used in your knowledge base.
Search Autosuggest / typeahead search Automically suggests relevant articles as you type, allowing you to jump straight to a selected articles
Search Synonym library Create synonyms for your terminology to help readers using different terminology get to the right content.
Search Exact match Exact match search results will bubble up to the top of search results. Force an exact match only search using quotes.
Search Tags Add tags to articles to improve results in search and relate content. Search by tags.
Search Search phrases Assign specific search phrases to articles to ensure they come up when that certain search phrase is used.
Search Filter search by category and sub-category Filter search by category or sub-category before or after searching to narrow results.
Search Partial match Allow partial matches to be returned in search.
Search Full text search Search the full body of articles when performing a search, not just the title.
Search Search PDFs Search PDFs that are uploading to an article.
Search Smart search results Search for variations of the search terms, including plurals and tenses.
Search Weighted search results Search results are weighted and ranked based on the type of results and other variables (exact match search, search phrases, tags, and learned results). Learned search results are based on where the terms appear (titles > headers > body), frequency of the term, and past search behavior.
Search Self-learning search Search results improve over time, taking into account what articles are picked and not picked after a certain search term is used. earned search results are based on where the terms appear (titles > headers > body), frequency of the term, and past search behavior.
Search Search snippets / descriptions Use the meta description field to override the default preview in search results.
Search Hide categories and articles from search Hide certain content which you do not want appearing in search results.
Navigation Table of contents Display a interactive table of contents to allow readers to easily browse your content without reloading the page.
Navigation Breadcrumbs Display breadcrumbs in articles to display the current location in the kb and allow the reader to navigation up the tree.
Navigation Home button Display a home button in the table of contents to allow readers to quickly jump to the home page.
Navigation Search bar Display a search bar in your table of contents.
Navigation Contact Us Display a contact us link in your table of contents.
Navigation Glossary Display a glossary link in your table of contents.
Navigation Full PDF Download Display a link to download the full PDF of your entire knowledge base.
Navigation Customizable table of contents Choose to open or close categories by default, hide content,  or hide children content.
Navigation FAQ Navigation  Create a preformatted category landing page  to display all its content by title and description or list of contents.
Domains Subdomain Create a customized subdomain for your knowledge base URL in the format of "yoursubdomain.knowledgeowl.com".
Domains Private domain Set up a custom domain with no reference to KnowledgeOwl, such as "kb.yourcompany.com".
Domains Force SSL links Ensure that your knowledge base URLS are always encrypted over a secure connection.
Domains SSL private domains Set up a secure private domain by uploading your own SSL information.
Domains 301 redirects 301 redirect all subdomain requests to your private domain.
Domains Root path Choose between using "/help" or "/home" for your knowledge base URLs.
Settings Knowledge base name Customize your knowledge base name
Settings Timezone & date format Choose the time zone and date format to be used for each knowledge base.
Glossary Glossary Create a glossary of common terms and definitions for your knowledge base.
Glossary Automatically highlight glossary terms Automatically highlight and provide hover-over definitions for the 1-10 glossary terms that appear in an article.
Glossary Add a glossary term to article Create a hover-over definition for glossary terms, synonyms, and acronyms in your content.
Related Articles Related articles widget Display a list of up to 5 related articles
Related Articles Automatically populate related articles Automatically populate up to 5 related articles based on search
Related Articles Set related articles Specify related articles, trumping automatic suggestions.
Settings Spellcheck Enable spellcheck by default or individually on articles.
Settings Article callout icons Add a new or updated callout icon to articles and specify the expiration date for the callout.
Settings Default article callout time periods Set a default time period for all callout icons.
Settings Needs Review Automatically set articles to Needs Review status if they haven't been modified during a specified time period.
Security Restrict kb by reader logins Create individual usernames and passwords for readers, requiring them to log in to access content.
Security Restrict by IP address Restrict access to your site based on IP addresses
Security Restrict by shared password Add a shared password to your site to prevent unauthorized access.
Security Restrict  by IP address AND shared passwords Require both a shared password and IP address to access the knowledge base.
Security Remote authentication Set up remote authentication to automatically log in readers from your own website or application.
Security SAML Single Sign-ON (SSO) Set up SSO using SAML authentication to log in readers from your own identify provider like Active Directory or Google Apps.
Security Salesforce SSO Set up SSO from your Salesforce account to ensure only authentication Salesforce users have access.
Security Reader session expiration Customize how long your readers sessions will last before requiring reauthentication. Choose from 1 hour to 12 months.
Security Reader groups Create reader groups to restrict access to content to readers and users.
Security Reader group logic Choose between inclusive (readers can see all content for any groups they are assigned) or exclusive (readers can only see content when they belong to all designated groups). 
Security Reader passwords Choose between managing your readers passwords or allowing your readers to set and manage their own passwords via email.
Security Password attempts Choose between locking out readers after 3 failed passwords or allowing unlimited attempts.
Security Password expiration interval Specify when readers will be required to update their password.
Security Repeat password limitations Specify how many previous passwords are not allowed when resetting.
Security Custom password validation rules Create custom password rules to force readers to create secure passwords that meet your requirements.
Security Custom password validation message Customize the validation message to alert readers to your password requirements.
Security Users as readers Allow your users to log in as readers.
Security Restrict readers by IP address Ony allow readers to log in from specified IP addresses.
Reader management Reader signups Add a reader sigup form to your login page.
Reader management Customize reader emails Customize your welcome and password reset emails .
Reader management Create readers from spreadsheet Upload and update readers in bulk.
Reader management Search and sort readers Search and sort readers by login/username, name, and date last logged in.
Reader management Custom fields Set up to 5 custom fields for each reader which can be used to display information and conditionally show content.
Reader management Group restrictions Assign readers to groups to give them access to restricted content.
Reader management Bulk edit Bulk edit reader groups.
Reader management Login/logout link Add a reader login/logout button to your knowledge base.
User management Administrative rights Assign admin rights to users to allow them to manage your subscription, users, and readers.
User management Admin rights to readers Assign administrative rights to readers without giving access to manage other users and subsriptions.
User management User roles Use standard editor and writer roles to give users access to everything or content-only in a knowledge base.
User management Custom roles Create custom roles to restrict what users can do in regards to articles, categories, and tags. Restrict access to create, edit, publish, reorder, and delete.
User management Knowledge base permissions Assign users different roles for different knowledge bases, including no access.
User management User teams Create user teams to restrict editing access to only users on certain teams.
User management User reader group restrictions Restrict user access to only view content to the reader groups to which they are assigned.
User management Bulk edit Bulk edit user team permissions.
Style Branding Customize your colors, logo, and fonts to match your brand.
Style Favicon Upload a custom favicon.
Style Color picker Choose colors from a URL, image, or a preset palettes.
Style Custom fonts Choose from preset web fonts or upload your own.
Style Themes Choose from one of our prebuilt themes: classic, modern, or Clayton.
Style Layout Choose between one column, left two columns, right two columns, or three columns.
Style Bare minimum mode Create your own theme from scratch.
Style Responsive design Control how your theme will look on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices.
Style Custom CSS Write your own custom styles to override the default look and feel.
Style Custom HTML Control the layout of your knowledge base and articles with full access to the HTML.
Style Custom JavaScript Add your JavaScript for customize or extend the functionality of your knowledge base.
Style Custom Head Add your own metadata to your knowledge base in the custom head, such as favicons, Google Analytics, custom fonts, and more.
Style Widgets Use our new, updated, popular, and related widgets to display lists of articles.
Style Template merge codes Use merge codes to display knowledge base elements where you want.
Style Reader merge codes Use reader merge code to display information about the reader.
PDF Individual article PDFs Download individual articles to PDF.
PDF PDF Styles Automatically apply your article styles to your PDFs, or define custom styles in your CSS.
PDF Watermarks Add a watermark to your PDFs for branding and security.
PDF Password Protection Add a password to your PDFs to prevent authorized access.
PDF Custom header or footer Add a custom header or footer to your individual PDFs.
PDF Hide PDFs Turn off PDFs on individual articles.
PDF Standard (Full) PDF Download Create a full PDF download of your entire knowledge base.
PDF Add a full PDF download option to your knowledge base Create a link in your table of contents for readers to download the knowledge base in PDF format.
PDF Cover page Create a custom cover page for your full and custom PDFs.
PDF Footer Customize the footer for your full and custom PDFs.
PDF Custom PDFs Create PDFs of specific sections or articles from your knowledge base.
Exports Individual article PDFs Download individual articles to PDF format.
Exports Standard PDF download Create a PDF of  your entire knowledge base. Choose to include or exclude private articles and video content.
Exports HTML Zip Backup Create an HTML zip file of your entire knowledge base as a backup.
Feedback Ratings Choose between thumbs up/down or star ratings to collect feedback on individual articles.
Feedback Comments Enable comments to allow readers to comment on articles.
Feedback ReCAPTCHA Require ReCAPTCHA for public comments to prevent spam.
Feedback Comment notification emails Set up email notifications to alert you to new comments in your knowledge base.
Feedback Comment notification frequency Choose how often you want to received emails about comments (each comment, hourly, daily weekly).
Feedback Moderation Comments must be approved before displaying in your articles.
Feedback Hide ratings or comments Turn off ratings and/or comments on individual articles.
Feedback Contact form Enable a contact form to allow readers to submit questions or questions.
Feedback Contact form integrations Integrate your contact form with your existing help system like Zendesk or HelpScout, or send an email to support address to create tickets and cases from your customers.
Feedback Contact form custom fields Add additional fields to your contact form to collect important information such as phone number or account number.
Tagging Tags Add tags to relate individual articles for navigation, search, and managing content.
Tagging Tag library View and manage all of your tags.
Tagging Search by tag Search for only articles with a specific tag.
Tagging Filter by tag View articles based on tags.
Tagging Tag merge code Display tags in individual articles.
Categories Basic containers Create basic container categories that act like folders for your content.
Categories FAQ navigation Create landing pages for categories that display content in a preformatted way.
Categories Blog style Create a blog style category that will display its articles in reverse chronological format or display order.
Categories Custom content Create categories that are also articles.
Categories Levels and hierarchy Create as many levels as you want to organize your content.
Categories Hide from navigation Create hidden categories.
Categories Restrict to groups Restrict access to a category and all its content.
Categories Restrict editing to team Restrict editing of a category and all its contents to a user team.
Categories Hide children from table of contents Hide a category's sub-categories and articles from the table of content
Categories Shared content Share and sync an entire category between knowledge bases.
Articles Create from existing Copy an existing article to use as a template.
Articles Link content Share content of an articles so the same article can appear in mutiple categories or knowledge bases.
Articles Permalinks Customize the permalink (URL) for each article.
Articles Redirects 301 redirect old permalinks to new ones.
Articles Short title Create a short title for use in the table of contets.
Articles Auto-save Recover an auto-save in case you left an article without saving. Auto-save takes a snapshot every 30 seconds.
Articles Status Choose from one of six publishing statuses to control visible and workflow: draft, ready to publish, rejected draft, published, needs review, and deleted.
Articles Published date Add a custom published date to display in articles.
Articles Author Set the author of an article for display in the knowledge base, workflow, and content management.
Articles Category Quickly change the location of an article using the category option, or drag and drop it to a new location.
Articles Restrict to groups Choose which reader groups should be able to view an article.
Articles Restrict editing to teams Choose which user teams should be able to edit an article.
Articles Article callouts Add a new, updated, or callout icon to your articles.
Articles Article callout expiration Choose a date when the new or updated icon will be removed.
Articles Exclude from search results Hide certain articles from display in search results.
Articles Hide from navigation Hide certain articles from display in navigation such as a the table of contents.
Articles Remove PDF icon Remove the PDF download icon from individual articles.
Articles Remove feedback ability Remove the ability to rate an individual article.
Articles Remove comment ability Remove the ability to comment on individual articles.
Articles Versions Create new minor or major versions of articles.
Articles Related articles Set related articles for use in the related articles widget.
Articles Pages to recommend on Set what pages in your website or application should be associated with an article. For use with the contextual help widget and the API>
Articles Tags Set tags to relate articles to one another.
Articles Search phrases Specify search phrases that should return an article in search.
Articles Title tag Set a title tag for use with SEO and social sharing.
Articles Meta description Set a meta description for use with SEO and KO search.
Articles Recent revisions View the past 10 recent revisions to an article.
Articles Add File/Image Add files or images to your articles. Use drag and drop, upload, or add from library.
Articles Add Snippet Add snippets from your library to insert globally defined text, images, or code into your content.
Articles Add Glossary Term Add a hover-over link to a glossary term to text in your article.
Articles Link to article Link to other articles in your kb using an article ID, which won't break when renaming a permalink, moving an article, or copying a knowledge base.
Articles Hyperlinks Create hyperlinks to both internal and external content.
Articles Embed video Embed videos from third-party video hosting tools like YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia. Optionally upload videos into your file library and embed in an HTML5 video player.
Articles Embed iframes Embed iframes to view PDFs and other webpages inside your articles.
Articles WYSIWYG editor Use our full-featured WYSIWYG editor to create content just like in a word processor
Articles Source View and edit the raw HTML source of an article.
Articles Spellcheck Run spellcheck on individual articles or turn on globally.
Articles Find and replace Use find and replace to quickly locate and update content.
Management Drag and drop reordering Quickly reorganize categories and articles using drag and drop.
Management Copy knowledge bases Create a duplicate of your entire knowledge base.
Management Copy and sync content Create a synced copy of your knowledge base.
Management Filtered views View and manage articles based on status.
Management Custom views Create custom views filterd by date modified, date created, author, tags, versions, teams, status, or groups.
Management Bulk edit Bulk change articles status, author, and group restrictions.
Management Bulk delete Delete articles in bulk.
Management View delete articles View and recover deleted articles.
Reporting At a glance Quickly view your knowledge base stats and jump to content.
Reporting Article Ratings View and sort articles by thumbs up, thumbs down, number of ratings, or average star ratings.
Reporting Popular Articles View and sort articles based on number of views, quality views, quality score, and date last viewed.
Reporting Published articles with no views See a list of published articles with no views.
Reporting Searches with no results See a list of searches with no results.
Reporting Contact Form Activity See a graph of your contact form activity, including hits, searches, confirmed self-serves, exits, and tickets.
Reporting Pages search using the widget View what pages in your website or application are causing the most support, including which articles rank for which pages.
Reporting Comments View and moderate all comments in your knowledge base.
Reporting Google Analytics Install Google Analytics in your knowledge base to track and reporting on visitors and usage.
Reporting Hotjar Install Hotjar in your knowledge base for heatmaps, visitor recordings, and feedback.
Reporting Mixpanel Install Mixpanel in your knowledge base to see how readers use your site.
Widget Contextual help widget Embed a contextual help widget in your website or application that allows people to search and displays inline documentation.
Widget Contact form Embed a contact form in your website or application that suggests relevant articles to prevent support.
API Open API Use our open API to build your own integrations, pushing information into and pulling information out of KnowledgeOwl.
API Multiple API keys Create multiple API keys for different uses, each with their own allowed methods (GET, PUT, POST, DELETE) and reporting (date last accessed and last accessed IP location).
API Support Support is happy to help with your API questions.
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