Customizing your Knowledge Base for additional languages
In your Knowledge Base, you can customize the headings, links, and Submit Ticket form for your default language and any additional language you choose.
If you have multiple properties, check to make sure you're currently viewing the correct one by hovering over the hamburger icon at the top of the Dashboard.
To get started, make your way to the Administration section of the Dashboard by clicking the cog in the bottom left corner. Then select Knowledge Base from the Channels list.
Scroll down to the Ticket Form box and toggle the switch to the on position (green) to activate the Submit Ticket link at the top of your Knowledge Base.
To customize the title and fields on your Submit Ticket form for a new language, scroll down the page to the Localization box.
To select a new default language for your Knowledge Base navigation links and Submit Ticket form, use the pull-down menu under Default Language to make your choice.
The field labels in your ticket submission form will automatically be translated to the new language.
To add another language, click on the Language button to open a new view.
Click the green Add Languages button and choose an additional language for your Knowledge Base. Your visitors will be able to select the language they want to view on your site.
Now that you have a new language, you have the option to customize your field headings for each language.
For example, you may want to change the title of your form from “Submit Ticket” to “Ask a Question” by changing the text in the Form Title field under Ticket Form.
To opt-out of showing the form in one or more languages, Head down to the Ticket Form section and slide the toggle to the off position.
Customize your Knowledge Base for SEO in each language
In the Language panel under Content Localization, you can add your own heading and subheading for each language view.
Your new headings will appear when a visitor selects the new language.
You can also add a meta description for each language to tell search engines what to display in the results pages.
Any updates you make to the meta description in the primary language will automatically be updated in the main view of your Knowledge Base.
How to add articles in additional languages
Setting up your Knowledge Base in different languages allows you to select those languages when creating categories and articles.
Articles will not automatically be translated into different languages. You will need to create new articles and categories in those languages.
Here’s how to set a category in a different language:
Log in to your Dashboard and click the Knowledge Base icon in the left side menu. Then click on the Categories button at the top of the page.
Then click on the plus sign (+) under Languages and in the dropdown menu, choose from among the languages you’ve added to your Knowledge Base.
In the popup form that appears, fill in the translation for your category’s name, URL slug and description. Choose a Parent Category if applicable.
Here’s how to set the language for a new article:
When first creating a new article or translation in an additional language, click on the Document tab in the Knowledge Base editor and use the drop-down menu to select a language.
This assigns the article to the Knowledge Base in that language.
Before publishing your new article, click Categories in the Document tab to make a selection.
If you do not already have a category in your additional language, create one by clicking the +Add Category button at the bottom of the form.
Name your category and add a description.
Now visitors to your Knowledge Base will be able to choose a language at the top of your Knowledge Base and quickly find articles in that language.