By default, all content you create appears in the Widget. However, you may want to add a Topic but not have it visible in the Widget. There are other ways to launch a Topic that you may want to take advantage of, for example, launch a Topic from a link, a tooltip, or via the JavaScript API.

In this article, we’ll show you how to remove a Topic from the Widget.

Hiding a Topic

  1. Login to the Inline Manual portal with your e-mail and password.

  2. Go to Sites and choose a correct Site.

  3. Go to the Widget tab.

  4. Click the X button to remove the Topic from the Widget.

  5. Save and publish changes.


When to hide a Topic?

You may want to hide a Topic when you are sending out a newsletter about new features and you want to include a link to launch a relevant Walkthrough. You don't want to show this Walkthrough within the Widget. When you hide a Topic, it can still be triggered by a link though it won’t be visible in the Widget.

Hiding a Topic is also useful when your support team notices that there is a frequently asked question about a new feature, and some users are getting lost. You can create a Walkthrough, and then send the direct link to confused users. In this case, you may want to hide the Topic, so that other users are not distracted.

See how to launch a Topic with a direct link.

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