WordPress for Online Documentation: How To Use Helpinator plugin and documentation themes

If you missed the post about setting up your own local testing environment for WordPress check it out before reading this one: https://www.helpinator.com/blog/2019/08/27/setting-up-xampp-to-test-wordpress-site-on-windows/ Upon completion of WordPress setup you get to the Dashboard. Go straight to the “Plugins” section, we need to install 2 plugins: Helpinator Quick Publish plugin – extends WordPress XML RPC API […]

Setting up XAMPP to test WordPress site on Windows

XAMPP is an incredibly convinient development stack for Windows consisting of apache, php, mysql, mariadb and perl. You can use it to test your WordPress site publshed from Helpinator before releasing it to public. Head over to XAMPP site (https://www.apachefriends.org/index.html) and download Windows installer. Run the installer and follow steps. When asked for a folder […]

Tom Johnson on WordPress for #TechComm

Direct WordPress support is a popular Helpinator feature and a lot of tech writers now suggest WordPress as a platform for online documentation (not only for software, but for other products too). Tech writing authority Tom Johnson had recently published a post on pros of WordPress, worth reading: http://idratherbewriting.com/2014/08/19/author-dita-publish-wordpress/

Version 3.10: Publish to WordPress

Version 3.10 introduces new feature: “Publish to WordPress”. WebHelp is a great thing, but if your website has CMS you have to manage static HTML pages of WebHelp and dynamic content of CMS separately. It’s far better to use built-in features of CMS to organize online help system. Now Helpinator allows you to work with […]