Tips and Tricks for Writing a How-To Guide

How-to guides can come in many forms. Some are simple one-off articles, while others are elaborate how-tos that may require a series of posts. If you haven’t yet written a guide, or are considering doing so, here are some tips to get you started.

Activation rules

One of the best tricks of the trade is the ability to automatically launch a guide when the user clicks on a page. Using a Guided Learning guide is a great way to do this. Adding a URL matching condition to your guide’s activation rules will help you achieve this.

In general, the Guided Learning JS API is designed to allow you to create guides for any domain, even if it doesn’t use the same domain as your web site. You can also link two or more separate guides to one another. This allows you to add complex activation rules.

Separate guides

A Guided Learning JS API search consists of a client-side query, which saves you the hassle of sending data to a server. The Guided Learning JS API can be used to customize the next button text and to link separate guides to each other. It can also be used to display your guide on your web site’s Help Widget.

Finally

To the average user, the Guided Learning JS API may appear to be a gimmick, but it’s actually a pretty useful tool. For instance, you can set up a “Redirect to Page” checkbox that will reload the page when the user clicks on it.

 

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