Follow a Topic or Publication

With the Follow feature, you can get Paligo to send you a notification whenever another user makes a change to a component, such as a topic, publication, or admonition. This is a great way to keep up-to-date with work that is taking place on particular pieces of content.

To use the Follow feature, you first need to set up your profile so that you receive follow notifications. When that is in place, you can follow a component, and then you will receive notifications when another user:

  • Changes the component in the Paligo editor

  • Changes the structure of the component, for example, changes the order of topics in a publication structure

  • Renames the component.

When you are no longer interested in the component, you can unfollow it. Paligo will then stop sending you notifications about that component.

Choose the Type of Notifications to Receive

To choose the type of notifications you will receive when you follow a component, use the My Profile settings.

  1. Select your profile name in the upper right corner to display a menu, and then select My Profile.

  2. Select the Notifications tab.

  3. In the Followed documents section, check the box(es) for the type(s) of notification you want to receive. There is a box for email and a box for Slack. The Slack notifications will only work if you have set up the Paligo-to-Slack integration.

    Followed documents settings from My Profile. There are Document Updates checkboxes for email and Slack.
  4. Select Save.

Follow a Component

When you have set up your profile so that you will receive notifications when you follow a component, you can start following topics, publications, admonitions, etc. You can follow these without setting up your profile, but you will not receive any notifications.

To follow a component:

  1. In the Content Manager, find the component you want to follow. This could be a topic, publication, note, warning, informaltopic, etc.

  2. Select the options menu ( ... ) for the component and then select Follow.

    Content Manager in Paligo. The options menu is selected for a topic. On the menu, the Follow option is highlighted.

Paligo will send you a notification when another user makes changes to the followed component.

Note

You will only receive notifications if you have set up follow notifications in your profile settings. You only get notifications if other users make changes, there are no notifications if you make changes yourself.

If you want to stop receiving notifications, see Unfollow a Component

Unfollow a Component

Use the Unfollow feature to stop following a topic, publication, or other component. When you unfollow a component, you will stop receiving notifications when another user makes changes to it.

To unfollow a component:

  1. In the Content Manager, find the component you want to stop following. This could be a topic, publication, note, warning, informaltopic, etc.

  2. Select the options menu ( ... ) for the component and then select Unfollow.

    Content Manager in Paligo. The options menu is selected for a topic. On the menu, the Unfollow option is highlighted.

If you decide that you want to start receiving notifications about the component again, you can follow it.