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MySQL Documentation template for WordPress (3 posts)

  1. verbguy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi all!

    I really like the way MySQL does their user documentation online, see http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/history.html as an example. Users can post on each section, and there is a table of contents facility for navigation. I would like to organize a document I am working on the same way using WordPress, if possible.

    Of course, with WordPress, I can post individual sections of my document, and users can comment back on these sections. I don't know how to get a table of contents to tie the document together, or how I could manage to move the TOC around. I would also like to be able to generate a paper copy of the document at some time, that would be tough.

    Any thoughts? Has anyone done something similar? Thanks very much in advance!!!

    Bill Oliver

  2. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    There is a plugin called In-Series that lists a series of articles, but by the subject title and then the "posts" within the series by number. Like "CSS Design Theory: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5". It will also list the next and previous in the series to keep the article series linked together and connected. I've talked to the developer and he might be able to create a TOC that keeps article series together for posting on the sidebar based upon the same idea. That would emulate what MySQL has on their site. Stay tuned on that.

    As for the rest of it, I'm so glad someone likes that site because I have a heck of a time finding information on it. I find it hard to read and not very helpful because it "demands" familiarity with terminology and is not for newbies at all. But that's a different issue.

    The rest can easily be done by WordPress. The issue is connecting the dots between related documents. Currently, Customizable Post Listings Plugin is the only one I know of that at least offers lists of different ways of listing posts, and WordPress Related Entries Plugin handles creating a list of related posts based upon keywords. I use both of these and they work well, but they are not a replacement for a TOC.

    To keep article series together until the In-Series plugin, I would manually code the links to the articles, which is another way of doing it.

  3. verbguy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi!

    The InSeries plug in is very cool! I tried it, and it seems like it can accomplish most, if not all of the functionality I need.

    Thanks!

    -bill

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