I would like to create a user guide for my website which functions the same way as the ExpressionEngine user guide / docs. Seen here.

I would like to know how they structure their pages. Do they use categories, if so how? Or do they use 1 channel for the parent articles with a relationship field pointing at another channel for the child articles?

Do they use an add-on ? I was also thinking that they may have used a customised version of the ExpressionEngine Wiki to achieve the user guides?

I tried Googling it but came across nothing. What do you think the best approach would be in creating such a thing?



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Last I heard (some years ago), it was all handled via Sphinx: http://www.sphinx-doc.org/ No idea if that's still true though.

  • This was definitely the case. See this answer for more info. There is actually a Sphinx theme that matched the previous EE docs design. Sphinx is a pretty cool way to generate docs.
    – Alex Kendrick
    Jun 2, 2017 at 14:55

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