Editor Handbook


The Editor Handbook plugin provides a Handbook menu item in the admin area and adds a Handbook custom post type for creating private, in-site documentation for site editors.

Handbook pages display using the default page template.


Who has access to Handbook pages?

  • Administrators and Editors can view, update, and delete Handbook pages.
  • Authors can view Handbook pages.
  • Subscribers and Contributors don’t have access to Handbook pages.

How can I customize the template used to display Handbook posts?

Handbook pages are displayed using the page.php template. Use the editor_handbook_template filter to customize which template is used.

function my_handbook_template( $template_names ) {
  return 'my-custom-handbook-template.php';
add_filter( 'editor_handbook_template', 'my_handbook_template' );

After setting a new template, flush the rewrite rules by going to Settings > Permalinks in the admin dashboard.


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2.0.2 – 2024-03-20

  • Fixed: Update text domain to match plugin slug
  • Deleted: CHANGELOG.md in favor of using readme.txt

Full Changelog: https://github.com/devcollaborative/editor-handbook/compare/v2.0.1…v2.0.2

2.0.1 – 2024-02-16

  • Security: Escape echo statements
  • Fixed: Update stable & readme versions to match
  • Fixed: Use the editor_handbook prefix for all functions
  • Fixed: Whitescreen bug when template doesn’t exist

Full Changelog: https://github.com/devcollaborative/editor-handbook/compare/v2.0.0…v2.0.1

2.0.0 – 2024-01-05

  • Changed: Order handbook posts by title ASC
  • Changed: Set page.php as default for displaying handbook pages
  • Added: Add readme.txt & update plugin headers
  • Removed: reference to DevCollab Helpdesk

Full Changelog: https://github.com/devcollaborative/editor-handbook/compare/v1.2.0…v2.0.0

1.2.0 – 2023-06-06

  • Added: Custom capabilities for the Handbook post type
  • Added: Plugin activation & update hooks for managing capabilities
  • Changed: Handbook pages can now be viewed (but not edited) by Authors
  • Changed: The default capability for viewing the Handbook admin page is now read_private_handbooks