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HelpPress Knowledge Base

Description

HelpPress is a powerful and easy-to-use WordPress knowledge base plugin. No complicated configuration, templating, or code updates. Just install and you immediately have a fully-functional self-help system for your customers.

Features

  • Theme Compatible: Compatible with almost any theme right out of the box. No templating required.
  • Responsive Design: Works on almost any device or screen size your customers may be using.
  • Live Search Results: Suggests relevant articles to your users live as they enter search terms.
  • Customizable URLs: Customize the URL slugs for all the major sections of your knowledge base.
  • Easy Content Organization: Organize knowledge base articles by category, tag, and post format.
  • Breadcrumb: Includes a built-in breadcrumb to help your users keep track of where they are.
  • Custom Templates: Override default templates with your own to better match your site.
  • Extendable: Includes dozens of actions and filters to allow for ultimate customization.
  • Lightweight: Coded with performance as a priority so it won’t slow down your site.

Screenshots

  • HelpPress on Twenty Seventeen using default, 2-column layout.
  • HelpPress on Twenty Fifteen using a 1-column layout.
  • General settings.
  • Display settings.
  • Breadcrumb settings.
  • Search settings.

Installation

  • WordPress Plugins Directory: Navigate to PluginsAdd New in the WordPress admin and search “HelpPress.” Click Install and then Activate.
  • Zip Upload: Navigate to PluginsAdd NewUpload Plugin in the WordPress admin. Browse to the .zip file containing the plugin on your computer and upload, then activate.
  • Manual FTP Upload: Upload the plugin folder to /wp-content/plugins/. Navigate to Plugins in the WordPress admin and activate.

FAQ

I’m getting a “Page Not Found” or 404 error. What do I do?

Navigate to SettingsPermalinks in the WordPress admin and click Save.

How do I add my knowledge base to a menu?

Navigate to AppearanceMenus in the WordPress admin. Ensure “HelpPress” is checked in the Screen Options tab in the top-right corner of the screen. You will now see an expandable HelpPress box on the left side of the screen that contains a custom link that you can add to a menu.

Does HelpPress work with Plain Permalinks?

Yes, but the slug settings will have no effect.

Reviews

2018-10-09
Simple Knowledge base in-the-box. Very pretty.
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Contributors & Developers

“HelpPress Knowledge Base” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

3.1.3, October 16, 2019

  • Fix: Missing taxonomies on article edit screen by adding show_in_rest.

3.1.2, October 15, 2019

  • Fix: Plugin settings action link.
  • Fix: Orphaned column icon images.

3.1.1, October 15, 2019

  • Fix: Ensure SVN repo has the correct files.

3.1.0, October 15, 2019

  • Tweak: Update compatible WP versions.
  • Tweak: Base asset minification on SCRIPT_DEBUG instead of WP_DEBUG.
  • Tweak: Enable Block Editor on articles by adding show_in_rest to CPT registration.
  • Tweak: Put PHP classes in global helppress container.
  • Tweak: Don’t run PHP includes through filter — could only lead to trouble.
  • Fix: Double slash in asset URLs.
  • Fix: Disable direct access to all PHP includes.
  • Fix: Improper option default escaping.

3.0.0, October 6, 2019

  • New: Rework Settings page to be powered by CMB2 instead of Titan Framework.
  • New: Create HelpPress_Plugin class to manage plugin instantiation.
  • Tweak: Minor updates to code styling.
  • Fix: Ensure that rewrite rules are always regenerated after post types have been registered on plugin activation.

2.0.1, April 9, 2019

  • Tweak: Updated contributors and bump up compatible WP versions.

2.0.0, February 11, 2018

  • New: Add option to display the knowledge base on the front page.
  • New: Allow for unlimitted articles/page setting (-1) and disable pagination if chosen.
  • New: Add helppress_disable_option_{option_id} filter to disable UI of individual setting fields.
  • New: Add helppress_disable_css filter to forcibly disable output of HelpPress CSS.
  • New: Add helppress_disable_page_template filter to forcibly disable using the page template setting, even if option exists in DB.
  • New: Add helppress_is_paginated() helper.
  • New: Add helppress-taxonomy.php template file as default for helppress-category.php and helppress-tag.php.
  • New: Add helppress_disable_theme_compat_mode filter to disable post resetting and content filtering — needed for custom theming.
  • Tweak: Enqueue minified assets unless WP_DEBUG is true.
  • Tweak: Various text capitalizations and strings.
  • Tweak: Upgraded jQuery Autocomplete script.
  • Tweak: Rename helppress_is_kb_page() to helppress_is_kb(). Kept old function as alias for backwards compatiblity.
  • Tweak: Don’t load plugin if WordPress or PHP is below required version.
  • Tweak: Remove included POT file in liue of GlotPress.
  • Tweak: Improved performance of demo content import.
  • Fix: Only show permalinks notice to users that can manage options.
  • Fix: Use knowledge base title for menu archive link.

1.4.2, November 13, 2017

  • New: Add link Settings page to the plugin’s action links.
  • Fix: Fix user permissions for admin menu item and “View Live” link.

1.4.1, November 7, 2017

  • Tweak: CSS enhancements for breadcrumb styling.
  • Fix: Exclude admin area from context helper functions.

1.4.0, September 25, 2017

  • New: Add option to use page template as knowledge base template.
  • New: Added search form to the top of the article items and article templates.
  • Tweak: Use dashicons for menu icon.

1.3.0, September 19, 2017

  • New: Added dozens of action hooks to the front-end templates.
  • Fix: i18n strings for the helppress_category_article_count().

1.2.1, September 14, 2017

  • New: helppress_category_article_count() template tag to output number of articles in a given category.
  • Tweak: Updated styling for search field, button, and suggestions dropdown.
  • Tweak: Yoda conditionals to conform to PHP coding standards.
  • Fix: Decode HTML entities in search suggestions.

1.2.0, September 13, 2017

  • New: helppress_get_kb_context() helper function.
  • Tweak: Search results and category/tag archive content templates now pull from new parts/helppress-content-article-items.php template.
  • Tweak: Wrap content templates in new #helppress div.
  • Tweak: Generally more defensive CSS and consistent margins.
  • Tweak: Update archive category title headings from h2h3.
  • Fix: Responsive archive columns CSS.

1.1.1, September 9, 2017

  • Fix: Various bugs.

1.1.0, September 9, 2017

  • New: Added built-in demo content installer. Will offer to install demo content if no published articles exist and demo content has not been previously installed.
  • Tweak: Added helppress_article_post_formats filter for allows post formats for articles.
  • Fix: Fixed missing search suggestions class file.

1.0.2, September 9, 2017

  • New: Show category and tag columns in admin post table.
  • New: Added inline DocBlock-style documentation to functions and classes.
  • Fix: Pagination for the knowledge base archive when no categories are present.

1.0.1, September 7, 2017

  • Fix: Various bugs.

1.0.0, September 6, 2017

  • Initial release. So. Exciting.