Persistent Buttons: How to Add or Hide

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  • You can add buttons that appear on every page of your Tree. We call these Persistent Buttons. These buttons take the end-user directly to any node. They appear after the Back and/or Restart button, like these "Go to Tech Issues" and "Go to Ordering Issues" buttons:


    Using the Settings Tool to Make Persistent Buttons

    The Settings tool is the easiest way to create Persistent Buttons:

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Click the Display tab. You'll see slots for up to five persistent buttons.
    3. Enter the button labels, and select the node where these are to go.
    4. Make sure to click Update All Settings when finished.

     

    How to Hide Persistent Buttons on any Node

    There may be some cases where you don't want Persistent Buttons to display on a specific node. You can opt to hide them when editing a node - just click the More dropdown, and choose this option: 

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    Deprecated but still works: Adding Persistent Buttons to the URL

    You can also make Persistent buttons by adding to the URL for deploying your tree - either in Zingtree Hosted or Embedded mode. Here's an example of a URL with two persistent buttons:

    https://zingtree.com/deploy/tree.php?tree_id=559012462&persist_names=Go+to+Tech+Issues|Go+to+Ordering+Issues&persist_node_ids=2|3


    The display names of the buttons are in the persist_names parameter, separated by the | character.  The nodes that these buttons go to are in the persist_node_ids parameter, also separated by a |.

    For space characters in the button names, use a + sign.

  • You can add buttons that appear on every page of your Tree. We call these Persistent Buttons. These buttons take the end-user directly to any node. They appear after the Back and/or Restart button, like these "Go to Tech Issues" and "Go to Ordering Issues" buttons:


    Using the Settings Tool to Make Persistent Buttons

    The Settings tool is the easiest way to create Persistent Buttons:

    1. Go to Tools, Settings.
    2. Click the Display tab. You'll see slots for up to five persistent buttons.
    3. Enter the button labels, and select the node where these are to go.
    4. Make sure to click Update All Settings when finished.

     

    How to Hide Persistent Buttons on any Node

    There may be some cases where you don't want Persistent Buttons to display on a specific node. You can opt to hide them when editing a node - just click the Other tab, and choose this option:

     

    Deprecated but still works: Adding Persistent Buttons to the URL

    You can also make Persistent buttons by adding to the URL for deploying your tree - either in Zingtree Hosted or Embedded mode. Here's an example of a URL with two persistent buttons:

    https://zingtree.com/deploy/tree.php?tree_id=559012462&persist_names=Go+to+Tech+Issues|Go+to+Ordering+Issues&persist_node_ids=2|3


    The display names of the buttons are in the persist_names parameter, separated by the | character.  The nodes that these buttons go to are in the persist_node_ids parameter, also separated by a |.

    For space characters in the button names, use a + sign.

  • Throughout 2022 Zingtree will be upgrading customers to our new faster and more modern user experience! Here's how to tell which experience your Zingtree Authors are currently using.

    Log in to your Zingtree Author account and navigate to My Trees. How does your current My Trees page look?

    Zingtree Classic

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    New User Experience

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