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WordPress Plugin Development Cookbook by Yannick Lefebvre

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Adding custom help pages

As descriptive as field labels can be, a good plugin always needs to be accompanied by a set of documentation to allow users to quickly understand how to activate the plugin and perform the right steps to get the expected results. While a ReadMe file is often what developers first think to produce, users almost never read an external file or instructions on the official WordPress plugin page. They just install the plugin and try to figure it out by themselves.

To address this concern, version 3.3 of WordPress introduces the ability to create elaborate multi-section help pages right in the plugin's administration pages to allow users to quickly get answers to their questions. This recipe shows you how to register the appropriate ...

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