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  • I love all of the great free plugins for WordPress. Thanks!

    However, many are sorely lacking simple documentation when it comes to actually using the plugins. They all explain how to install the plugin but very few give you the next step as to where to configure the plugin.

    Is there a “Settings” link near the plugin’s description on the Plugins page? Is there a new menu item created? Is it added to an existing menu? Is it a tab added to the page/post editor? Is it further down on the page/post edit page?

    A simple explanation of where to find the newly installed plugin’s features would be most helpful.

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  • *scratches head*

    Oh gosh, I’m not the only one. I agree entirely with this post. Some plugins have great documentation, and some really do leave you wondering what to do next.

    +1

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    Volunteer support

    Something you need to address to each plugin that lacks documentation. You can even do this in a review.

    The WordPress team perhaps should make it a norm to accept plugins with proper documentation.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    Volunteer support

    Do you think that’s too much to ask? People are volunteering to create the plugins. In the spirit of open source, if documentation is lacking then it should be contributed to by users of the plugin – Which is what happens when you give feedback on a review.

    I’m not asking for full documentation. I just want to know where the controls for plugin live. It’s just odds to me how many plugins are lacking this simple instruction.

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