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Hierarchical Documentation


Hierarchical Documentation allows admins to create public pages of documentation and organize them hierarchically using a tree listing the pages where each page can be dragged to its desired position. It supports syntax highlighting for blocks of code and Markdown.

For an example of Hierarchical Documentation in action, see

Please note that the default behavior is to display the documentation page that has an ID of 1 as the site’s homepage. This can be changed by editing the first line of hierarchical-documentation/app/config/routes.php. (See the WP MVC documentation page on routing for details.)

This plugin depends on WP MVC, so that plugin needs to be installed and activated before this one is activated.

If you’d like to grab development releases, see what new features are being added, or browse the source code please visit the GitHub repo.


  • The tree of draggable documentation pages that admins can organize.
  • The editing interface for documentation pages. Markdown and syntax highlighting is supported, and a "Preview" button allows admins to preview what the content will look like before saving it.
  • The public display of a documentation page.


  1. Upload hierarchical-documentation to the wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Is feature X available?

This plugin was written quickly to make the documentation site for WP MVC and thus isn’t terribly feature-rich or pretty. If you have any suggestions of features that could be added or changes that could be made, please feel free to either add a topic in the WordPress forum or contact me through GitHub:

Contributors & Developers

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