Documentation is intended to provide sound basic structures for a documentation management system.

Leveraging WordPress’ framework and internal structures, the system provides a completely new section to manage documents independently from normal posts or pages.
Documents are complemented by their dedicated document categories and document tags, which allows to keep the documentation structures separate from the more blog-oriented posts or CMS-like pages.
It can be used to build a dedicated documentation site, a subsite for documentation in a multisite network or other creative deployments.

Documents can be attached to products in WooCommerce using WooCommerce Documentation.


The plugin provides several widgets that are used to display document links:

  • Document Hierarchy : facilitates navigating and viewing the document hierarchy
  • Document Children : displays links to children of documents
  • Documents : to display sets of document links


The following shortcodes are available:

  • [documentation_hierarchy]
  • [documentation_list_children]
  • [documentation_search_form]
  • [documentation_documents]

Please refer to the documentation pages for details.


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  • Documents Menu
  • Example documentation as viewed on the back end.
  • Document Hierarchy widget settings
  • Document Hierarchy widget example output
  • Document Children widget settings
  • Document Children widget example output
  • Documents widget settings
  • Documents widget example output
  • [documentation_hierarchy] shortcode example output


  1. Upload or extract the documentation folder to your site’s /wp-content/plugins/ directory. You can also use the Add new option found in the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  2. Enable the plugin from the Plugins menu in WordPress.


Where is the documentation?

The documentation pages are here.


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Contributors & Developers

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




  • WordPress 4.7.2 compatibility tested.
  • Improved handling of number of documents shown for Documents widget.
  • Added the [documentation_categories] shortcode.

The full changelog is available at