DocuPress is a documentation plugin for WordPress that lets you, you guessed it, add documentation directly from your website’s WordPress dashboard. This is the 6th free plugin I’ve released in the WordPress plugin repository and one that I definitely know I’m going to be using myself … a lot.
Why build a documentation plugin?
This has become a bit of a run-on story with me, but DocuPress was built for a self-serving reason; WP Dispensary needed better documentation than it had, and nothing I found fit my needs, so I built it.
In reality, there’s a few documentation plugins out there already and I’m sure I could have found something that worked well enough, but where’s the fun in that?
I had the original idea for DocuPress in December of 2015! and didn’t do anything else with it until about 4 months ago, when I created the initial core files for the plugin (which was just a boilerplate build from wppb.me).
A couple of weeks ago, I knew I had to do something about the WPD documentation, so I dove in and started writing code.
Again, I didn’t do much, but it did make it to my list of things to do, which was a step in the right direction.