Forum suggestions: resources & custom bbcode werk

Almost daily in the office I check this forum, sometimes also the other resources you provide. But to get to those, I default go to your main website and then go to specific other site, like docs, kb, werks, features.

Suggestion: under hamburger menu add a group called Resources and add direct links to the different sites you offer.

Custom bbcode werk
Especially the announcement of a new release contain a listing of a lot of werks. But sometimes a werk is mentioned in a post for a solution to a problem. It would be nice if werk numbers would automagically link to the werk page by making a custom bbcode [werk]. This would also avoid typos in werk number since the render of the code shows the description belonging to werk. And would imagine it saves a bit of time making new release announcements. (-:

[werk]14470[/werk] would render into Werk 14470: Fix host label search in monitoring search and quicksearch
Optional add icons telling level and class of werk to make it prettier. But this might give extra headaches regarding light and dark forum theme.

Additional, not forum related, but werk and i8n related:
When you have a werk detail page in English and want to go to the German version you get a 404 error. Reversed from German to English a 404 is shown too.

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Hello Yggy!
Sorry for a delayed reply – I’m still in the learning mode :slight_smile:

Thank you for the suggestions and the bug report on the language switching – that one will be looked into by the team next week.

About the 2 suggestions – both sound interesting.

For the first one I need some details. If you are comfortable we could have a quick call, or I could also do with screenshots: like where would you like to see the resources, so I could try and see if it is something we could do.

With werks I’ll do a little research as well if we could turn them into links, and we’ll go from there.
What do you think?

I guess he means the cross linking of the community pages. From the forum you actually have no link back to the main checkmk page nor to the documentation, exchange or feature portal. In some cases it would be quite handy to have a collection of the community pages on all community pages to jump between them easily.


Hi Sara,

Not working on Fridays.
No worries, you replied, so all good.
And ain’t we all in constant learning mode?

The logical placement for the resources / pages on the forum might be here:

About werks, I’ve read people made custom bbcode in the past to have special link functionality in their Discourse site, so it should be possible. But missing indepth Discourse knowledge as admin, only have a bit as a user here, the information turned hocus pocus to me fast. So thought, maybe your new Tribe might be better figuring it out and doing the coding magic. :wink:

Yes … that is what I meant.

Got it :+1:

So, at the moment:
The hamburger menu links should be possible (with a little magic of course :wink: ) but I’ll need some time to discuss it with one of the magicians :man_mage:.

The language switch 404 on the website – reported to the person who will fix this.

Werk links – in process of research but also looks very promising.

I’ll keep you updated :blush: