Understanding of the structure and use of URL parameters.
What are URL parameters?
In short, URL parameters are a way of transmitting information via the URL with a click. URL parameters, also known as query strings or "URL query parameters", are inserted into URLs to filter and organise website content for the user. Sometimes they are also used to track user behaviour.
In simple terms, this is additional information that can be added after the actual URL. These parameters are at the end of the URL and start with a "?" and can be concatenated with "&".
What can URL parameters be used for in Dualoo?
URL parameters make it possible to make settings directly in the URL and thus also override settings in Dualoo or provide additional information.
Examples / use cases
There are of course various use cases, but to make it easier to visualise, we show two examples below based on specific use cases.
Example no. 1 - One job in several languages
For multilingual websites, you can use the URL parameter "lang=en" to easily specify the language in which the entire application portal, job advertisement or input mask (form) should be displayed.
Application link German:
Application link English:
Example no. 2 - Spontaneous applications without a job advertisement button
Spontaneous applications in particular are often embedded via a direct link on the website and a job advertisement is not really provided. The URL parameter "backButton=hide" can be used so that the "back to job advertisement button" is no longer displayed on the input mask.
Application link German & without back button:
Application link German & with back button:
Overview of existing URL parameters:
Works in the following locations
- job overview
The initial language, if available, can be forced with "lang".
The "backButton" can be used to prevent the user from navigating back to the job advertisement from the input mask. This is helpful if the jobs are displayed in the CMS or directly on the careers page via the Rest API.