I'm thinking I might like to move a handbook (for our fabulous Nonprofit Tech Club organizers!) from a Google doc to WP. I have been told a documentation plugin is a good tool for it. What are your favorites?
Many thanks in advance!
I love this idea for the Handbook. While I think it will be difficult to find a solution while the doc is in the editing / input phase (without custom coding), there are a couple of plugins I would recommend when you're ready to publish / share the handbook.
There's a plugin I've used called Documentor -- comes in both a lite and premium version. It would allow you to set the handbook up using a Table of Contents like a navigation menu. It's easy enough to set up, but much easier if you know the that you plan to use it in advance (so you can put the doc in sections appropriately).
Documentor - Create Product Documentation link to screenshots for lite version
There's also another fairly popular premium plugin that does this called Docs Online Product Documentation WordPress Plugin that you can buy from Code Canyon.
Docs Online Product Documentation WordPress Plugin
Most WordPress folks will caution you against plugins you see there as their support policies are generally not customer friendly.
I really like the Twenty Fifteen Theme (what I use on NonprofitWP.org) because of the left-hand navigation that feels very much like chapters or an outline. Table of Contents Plus (TOC+) is a good free plugin for generating those in-page tables of contents that follow the heading structure of each page.
Beyond that, it's hard to make more recommendations without knowing more details. If you need collaborative editing, better revisioning, or other things, those would also require plugins, but I think a simple documentation site can be almost entirely just plain WordPress with a simple theme.
Just wanted to follow-up and say THANK YOU all again! Our fabulous developer just set up Documentor in our sandbox. It's pretty neat so far.
I wanted to circle back again and show off the fruits of this awesome thread:
I used the Documentor plugin to create this: http://www.nten.org/membership/member-center/help/. We're using it for several guides for NTC and our fabulous volunteer organizers as well. Woot!