Allow articles to be posted to multiple sectionsPlanifiée
It would be super awesome if we had the ability to post a single article to multiple sections. We have a number of different "buckets" that our customers fall into that each have their own specific section. We often times write articles that are german to more than one group of customers but not all groups of customers. As it stands currently we have to write the article, post it to one section, copy it, navigate to a different section and post the article, navigate to a different section and post the article, navigate to a different section and post the article, and then navigate to a different section and post the article. This is also a huge pain because that one article now has 5 different URLs and becomes a nightmare for updating and linking in our marketing materials and / or website. It would be much easier and efficient if we could choose to post an article to multiple sections (even if it were still separate URL's for each).
I was thinking about buying a cake to commemorate...
yeah, it is under "planned" - don't get your hopes up: a previous post:Andrew Dahl
- December 10, 2013
Thanks for all the great feedback on being able to post the same article in multiple sections. We like this feature so much that we've added it to the roadmap for Help Center.
Unfortunately I can't give a timeline, but this thread will be updated when we have more details to share.
Nicole Saunders Katarzyna Karpinska
Content Blocks has nothing to do with this feature requested here...
Once again... excuses excuses that are 10 years old...
Katarzyna Karpinska Andrew Nichols 10 years of waiting on this feature, is absolutely insane!
Hello. What is the status of this request which has the age of a teenager? Is their a hope to see its deployment before 2025 or 2030?
This still has been waiting for 10 years!?!?!? THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN! Please Zendesk! Any status on the updates?
Is this even going to be developed?
I read elsewhere that the Help Center's core framework makes it very difficult to do this. So the answer was the release of Content Blocks.
If posting articles to multiple sections is not going to be developed, and Content Blocks are the way to go, then it's better to close the topic as it is clearly also feeding expectations.
Ricardo Pereira, you might be referring to this comment. You are correct in saying that this is a complicated problem for us to solve but the development of this feature is actually already ongoing and we hope to see some early changes in UI in the first half of this year. As for content blocks, they are covering a slightly different use case than multiplacement so we see them rather working together than instead of the functionality you are requesting.
Ricardo Pereira Katarzyna Karpinska
This feature has been requested over 10 years ago by me and a few other folks.
Lots of promises and nothing delivered, the same thing with the KCS module.
Content blocks have nothing to do with posting articles in multiple categories in my opinion...
I don't know if you are aware but you can reuse content between Categories using Paligo. It's also here in the Zendesk marketplace.
Paligo allows all the functionality mentioned in this long request as well as other pieces of functionality that authors may need such as versioning and collaboration.
Zendesk is superb as a support platform and Guide provides excellent functionality for showing content, personalization, ticket deflection, widgets and the like. Paligo simply adds an enterprise level of authoring on top of Guide. The combination maybe of interest.
[Yes I am connected to Paligo but I still think this information is relevant here]
Tony Maninha We're working on a new help center where I work, and content blocks were one of the adoptions we made to reuse the content in different articles and sections. We have situations where just reusing the same article on different sections would have been in fact easier, but Content Blocks also provide a workaround to achieve something similar. I'd say it's already a possible alternative, but your case may be different - there's a lot I don't know.
Katarzyna Karpinska good to know, and thanks for clarifying!
Olá Ricardo Pereira
Espero que esteja tudo bem consigo.
In my scenario, we do need to have multiple categories. It gets me really upset the fact that we have been going on with this request for over 10 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ZD has promised and doesn't deliver. They have also removed entire KCS modules and features. I don't get it. I love the software but ZD needs to cater more to what we need.
Tony Maninha we can connect, and perhaps I could offer some input? Otherwise, you might have to continue waiting for more years :P https://www.linkedin.com/in/ricardonovaispereira/
Maybe it's one final request for this feature that will put it over the top. Right? Right?
This would be very helpful. 434th time's the charm!
To all those hoping and wishing:
I too am hoping and wishing with you as well for this feature to eventuate. It will come within due time.
What we all need to keep in mind is that Zendesk is quite an old technological beast. Meaning it's like an old American V8 Muscle, built on old architecture underneath which is pretty limiting. Zendesk have been working really hard to change and modify the underlying infrastructure to Zendesk so new features like this can become available to us.
Like all good things, the foundations and all the work under the hood must be done first before it can come to reality and be seen and utilised by users from there.
I know this is a pain in the ass to still be waiting after 10 years but ZD is trying to do their due diligence for us. You can't push a square peg through a round hole any quicker than a round peg.
In case you're also not aware, this feature IS planned on the Gudie roadmap this year. Its currently visible on the road map and Zendesk know that they have to build it in order for their system to be able to keep up with modern times.
I'd rather wait for a solid release on such a feature, rather then something which is rushed and fails/breaks all the time.
Hey Will love the enthusiasm. :) Just wanted to note that the product manager indicated in her comment above that the feature is currently being worked on.
I think we passed the tipping point with comments and votes a long time ago, and now it's less about people weighing in and more about just waiting as development goes through its paces. I realize that this thread sat for a LONG time before the team was able to take action on the suggestions, but I want to reassure everyone that this feedback is very much on the team's radar, has, in fact, influenced the roadmap, and your comments are absolutely playing a role in their decision making. Thank you all for providing your feedback and thoughts, and for your patience as Katarzyna and team work through the many challenges of development.
Ricardo Pereira just a head's up, this forum is public so you may want to consider linking to and connecting via LinkedIn or something to that effect rather than posting your email address here.
I think that we all also appreciate your enthusiasm but the lack of communication between ZD and their users is something that needs to be improved upon... Look what SF and SNow are doing with their customers... Monthly webinars, interaction, and recognition, they listen to the customers.
ZD has been actually removing modules related to KCS... you had the module, removed it, and came back with something else that kind of works but doubles the work that support agents have to create content (back to copy and paste ticket resolution to the new article).
This thread is over 10 years old and shows a lack of commitment to having such a needed feature.
I am glad it is coming to an end and finally, we have a happy ending (hoping so).
Poor, tired, old Zendesk. This is why I left.
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