Help Manager

Description

Site operators can create detailed, hierarchical documentation for the siteโ€™s authors, editors, and contributors, viewable in the WordPress admin. Powered by Custom Post Types, you get all the power of WordPress to create, edit, and arrange your documentation. Perfect for customized client sites.

Highly inspired by the WP Help plugin, Help Manager provides the same functionality, up-to-date compatibility with WordPress, and brings some of the most requested features by its users.

๐ŸŽ‰ Main Features

  • Gutenberg and Classic Editor support
  • Improved drag & drop reordering
  • You can now link to other help documents
  • WPML support for multilingual documentation
  • RTL support
  • Easy import/export

โš™๏ธ Admin Features

  • Change admin appearance (menu title, menu icon, menu order)
  • Add a dashboard widget
  • Add admin bar link for quick help documents access

๐Ÿ“™ Navigation Features

  • Floating document navigation + automatic anchor links
  • Previous and next document links
  • Child documents navigation
  • Scroll to the top link

๐Ÿ“ Formatting Features

  • Open linked images in a popup using Magnific Popup
  • Responsive iframes using Reframe.js (e.g., YouTube videos)
  • Responsive tables

๐Ÿ” User Permissions

  • Specify admin users that can access plugin settings
  • Choose which user roles can add, edit and delete help documents
  • Choose which user roles can view help documents
  • Custom user roles are supported

๐ŸŽจ Customization Features

  • Add custom CSS and modify document view to your needs

๐Ÿš€ Roadmap

  1. create an external hub that will allow you to synchronize documents between all your websites without any limitation
  2. show help button conditionally on related admin screens and open help documents directly without the need to leave your current screen (inspired by HelpScout)

Screenshots

  • The Publishing Help screen, which lists and displays available help documents.

Installation

  1. Upload help-manager directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the โ€˜Pluginsโ€™ menu in WordPress
  3. Visit โ€˜Publishing Helpโ€™ in the menu to get started

FAQ

Can I migrate from WP Help plugin?

Definitely. Just convert your documents into โ€˜Help Documentsโ€™ post type.

You can either use the Post Type Switcher plugin or run this SQL query in your database:
UPDATE wp_posts SET post_type = 'help-docs' WHERE post_type = 'wp-help'

If you are using the Post Type Switcher, change the post type of your posts to โ€˜Help Documentsโ€™.

Reviews

April 22, 2022
This is a simple but well executed plugin to add help docs to the admin area. Such a great tool for sites where the client will edit content. Thanks folks for your work on this! 100% recommended.
February 11, 2022
A great plugin with lots of configuration options and a nice layout for displaying help topics. It works perfectly in conjunction with user permissions. I recommend.
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Contributors & Developers

“Help Manager” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.0

  • Initial release