August 24, 2009 in Feedback
Well... I've seen you've added the documentation system in ACP... that's good! you start giving documentation...
It would be very good if you can FIX the help pane like in Excel that you can fix a number of rows, so when you go down the help pane maintains fixed... for example in ACP --> System --> System Settings --> System --> Security and Privacy is full of options and when you need help of a function of the bottom you must return to the top, and so on...
The problem of this help system, is that it will be VERY difficult to find some unknown characteristics that should be easy to find with a PDF or printable PDF...
I see you continue with the interest of everybody gets support and you will not give help to perpetual licenses without active support... I don't agree... but it's your option...
Let's go and fulfill all the help as soon as possible... :thumbsup:
Thanks for your work !!! :rolleyes:
It's been there since 3.0 was released ;)
I'd recommend expanding any help pane (click the icon next to close) as you're right, it's hard to see everything in that little window.
Our plan with documentation at the moment is to provide some guides for the areas that can't be covered inline (i.e. getting started, skinning) that take a more "examples" approach - the inline ACP documentation will continue however to be the main documentation source.
The problem with that massive pdf we had for 2.3 was not only was it difficult to update, while it seemed very thorough, the whole thing was pretty much "To add a forum, click 'Add Forum'" - which isn't really very helpful. We much prefer the inline help.
The habit one should be getting into is using the ACP search to find the page you need, and then use the inline help if you need it. Once you get used to it, I think you'll find this easier than opening the pdf, searching that, and then going back and forth from the pdf to your acp to do what you want to do.
You should strive to achieve as much documentation as Wordpress. They have tons of articles about everything.
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