Start by reading Installing plugins section in our comprehensive WordPress and WordPress Multisite Manual if you are new to WordPress.
Note: If you have an older versions of this plugin installed in /mu-plugins/ please delete it.
- For WordPress Multisite installs – visit Network Admin -> Plugins and Network Activate. Or you can activate it on a site-by-site basis if you want to, say, offer this plugin as a premium plugin with Pro Sites.
- On regular WordPress installs – visit Plugins and Activate the plugin.
Once installed and activated, you’ll find the options panel under Settings > Admin Help Content. Note that if activated on individual sites in a multisite, the options will be available for each site where it is active.
When network-activated, the options will be in the network admin under Settings > Admin Help Content.
The settings panel is quite straightforward, but let’s take a look at each setting.
1. Your existing custom help items.
2. Add a new custom help item.
3. Add content to an optional help sidebar.
4. Select how and what help content should display.
1. The Existing Help Items area will display all your current custom help content items. If you have just installed the plugin, only the default item will be shown.
2. The Add New Help Item area is where you enter each new custom help item you want.
- Simply enter the title and content in the corresponding textareas.
- Feel free to use any HTML you need to format your content. You can even embed videos too!
3. Any content you add to the Help Sidebar area will appear in, well, the help sidebar. :)
- Again, you can use HTML here to format the content.
- Note that any content added here will override the default sidebar content.
4. A few additional options here:
- Check Do not show new help panels in Network Admin area if you don’t want or don’t need your custom content to appear in the network admin. Note that this setting only appears if network activated.
- Check Keep default help items (if any) and merge the new ones with them if you want your custom content to be added after the default WordPress help content. If you want the default content to be replaced with your custom content, do not check this box.
Once you have entered your custom help content items and saved your settings, your new help menus could look much like the following screenshots. The 1st one shows the details of how your titles appear; the 2nd shows the help sidebar content.
We hope you enjoy using Admin Help Content. If you need a hand with any aspect of the configuration, or have a feature suggestion, please drop by the community forums where staff and other members are standing by to help.
Want even more customization possibilities for your admin? Check out our Ultimate Branding plugin which includes the Admin Help Content module among many others.