What are my options for implementing a support center?

What are my options for implementing a support center?

You can implement a support center as a standalone or you can use iframe.

What are the benefits of an iframe implementation?

By using an iframe, you can deliver your support center as an integral part of your website while leaving your site's functionality in place:

  • You get full control of the page wrap including the site's header and footer, cart support, logged in users and any other cross-website functionality.
  • Digital DX AI offers a smart iframe that will
    • Automatically change its size depending on the amount of content inside the iframe
    • Change the hosting parent page URL to reflect the changes in the iframe. For example, if the user navigates to a specific article, the article URL will be reflected in the parent URL. This behavior can be disabled if not desired.
  • The iframe solution fully supports search engine optimization (SEO) including redirect to the parent hosting page if the iframe is opened directly from Google.

What is the standalone solution like?

You can deliver your support center as a standalone, external page with a subdomain address. A standalone support center can't present your site's header and footer and doesn't include other site-specific functionality from your main page either, like user-secured login, cart management or site search.

The benefits of using a standalone support page:

  • Changes in your site are minimal, you just have to add a link to your new page.
  • The page is easy to implement.
  • There is no risk of conflicting code between your site's JavaScript and the Digital DX AI's JavaScript.