Managing URLs in BugHerd is easy, let's look at:
- Why website URLs matter for your project
- Adding website URLs
- Removing website URLs
- The types of URLs BugHerd supports
- Using BugHerd on local or internal websites.
Why does the website URL matter?
To make BugHerd appear on your website using the browser extensions, you need to tell BugHerd which URLs your site uses.
For example: You can choose to have only one URL, such as "www.company.com". Or your project may cover multiple URLs though, such as a staging site on "staging.company.com". In this instance you would add both those URLs to your project.
You can add URLs or change the first URL for a BugHerd project by selecting edit project from the Project Settings menu on the left hand side of your Task Board.
Add a URL to a project
- Add a URL by clicking Add another URL.
- Enter the URL. BugHerd will confirm if it's valid with a green tick. You may get a warning message if BugHerd can't find a website matching the URL. For example: if you're using a local network or your website isn't available to the outside world. You can read more about this here.
Remove a URL from a project
You can remove a URL by clicking the ellipses (...) beside the URL and selecting Remove URL.
What URLs does BugHerd Support?
BugHerd supports most standard URLs and IP addresses, and can handle URLs containing pathnames, spaces and unicode characters. For example, here’s some common URLs structures we see:
Are there any URLs BugHerd doesn’t support?
For the moment, make sure your URL doesn’t include any of the following…
- Query strings - BugHerd can’t support URLs that contain question marks (?), commas (,) or equals signs (=).
- Wildcards (*) e.g. https://bugherd.com.au/organisations/* are not supported
- Variations on a pathname e.g. if your project URL is set to https://bugherd.com/path1 then any variations on this won’t be recognised as separate, e.g. https://bugherd.com/path123 or https://bugherd.com/path1tea
Does BugHerd work on internal sites and local developer domains?
Yes. BugHerd will work on any site that you can view in a browser. For internal sites and local developer domains, just make sure the anyone you share your BugHerd project with also has access to the site.