Searching for the best WordPress documentation plugins and themes to help you offer documentation or support content on your site?
If you want to offer documentation, there are a few different routes that you can take:
- You can use an off-the-rack WordPress documentation plugin to add a knowledge base/documentation hub to your existing site.
- You can use a dedicated WordPress documentation theme to create a new WordPress install entirely for your documentation. For example, you could offer your documentation at docs.yoursite.com, which is an approach that a lot of sites use.
- You can use the DIY approach and add your documentation as either posts, pages, or a dedicated custom post type. In this case, you still might want some plugins to enhance the experience, such as adding a table of contents to your documentation.
In this post, we’re going to share the best plugins and themes that can help you implement any one of the use cases above.
To make that happen, we’re going to divide these tools into three categories:
- All-in-one WordPress documentation plugins
- WordPress knowledge base themes
- Individual plugins to enhance documentation-centric sites
Let’s dig in!
Best WordPress Documentation Plugins for All-in-One Functionality
If you just want to use a single plugin to add all the important features you need for documentation, the plugins in this first category are where you want to start.
Because these are documentation plugins, you can easily add them to your existing WordPress install. They’ll also adapt the styling of your existing theme to ensure a cohesive design, though you might want to tweak things here and there.
For example, you could use these plugins to create a dedicated documentation hub at yoursite.com/docs that uses the same design as the rest of your site.
For a deeper look at these types of plugins, you also might want to check out our comparison of the best WordPress knowledge base plugins.
Heroic Knowledge Base
Heroic Knowledge Base is an all-in-one knowledge base and documentation plugin that offers everything you need to add a user-friendly documentation hub to your site.
On the backend, you can use the native WordPress editor to add your documentation. You can categorize articles with categories and tags and use drag-and-drop to organize everything.
Then, the plugin will automatically create a user-friendly frontend documentation hub, complete with the following features:
- Live search suggestions to help people find what they’re looking for.
- Built-in table of contents.
- Dedicated blocks to highlight callouts and warnings.
You can also add a help assistant
This article was written by Colin Newcomer and originally published on WP Mayor.