Interactive help, support & training right inside your Dashboard.
The Sidekick platform provides real-time, guided support and learning from within any html or PHP based web application or CMS. Support is provided through modules called “Walkthroughs” that guide users through everything from understanding simple aspects of an application to completing complicated tasks. The Sidekick plugin for WordPress connects the Sidekick platform with any WordPress Dashboard allowing real-time guided walkthroughs of core and 3rd party WordPress features and functions.
If you’d like to learn more about Sidekick, go to Sidekick.pro
Sidekick is the web based platform that created the plugin code, stores walkthroughs and operates the library. WPUniversity writes and creates the Core WordPress Walkthroughs for the Sidekick for WordPress plugin.
A Sidekick for WordPress Walkthrough is a real-time, guided tutorial that walks you step by step through completing a task inside your WordPress Dashboard. It’s as if your site-builder or theme developer were standing right there with you, helping you get it done.
When we say “Core Walkthroughs” for WordPress, we are referring to any support and learning that has to do with features and functions provided by a fresh, default install of WordPress, downloaded from WordPress.org. Basically, if a walkthrough is helping you complete a standard WordPress function like creating a post, it’s a Core Walkthrough and WPUniversity created it.
Plugin and theme specific Walkthroughs are called Third Party Walkthroughs and are created and maintained by the plugin or theme creator, unless otherwise mentioned.
At the moment Sidekick Composer, the tool we use to create Walkthroughs, is for in-house use only but we plan for that to change by the end of December 2013. If you’re interested in getting a head start, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll let you know how you can get started.
The Sidekick plugin for WordPress is and always will be free to download and use. Installing the plugin gives you instant and unlimited access to at least 5 Core WordPress Walkthroughs as well as Walkthroughs created for any plugins or themes that are installed and active on your WordPress site. If you would like access to the full library of Core WordPress Walkthroughs (40+) the cost is $20 per month per user. Price discounts start at just two licenses and go up from there.
For now, access to all 40+ Core Walkthroughs is FREE of charge!
Click on the little icon in the bottom right of your screen to open the Walkthrough menu. (Think Clippy, only useful.) You will be presented with the Walkthrough menu. Select your category then your walkthrough and away you go.
Absolutely. In fact, we rely on users like you to tell us about things that need to be improved or that you’d like to see added to the plugin. Send your email to email@example.com. We read and respond to every piece of feedback we get.