Today we launched our new FooPlugins documentation site. You can see it here.
We’ve always had pretty decent documentation for our plugins, but it wasn’t organized in the most useable way for our customers.
So we created a completely separate site, with brand new docs and demos.
Better Documentation and Usage Examples for Our Customers
As you explore our documentation, you’ll see that we’ve not only increased the number available docs, but have also expanded the display of code examples.
We feel that this will help users get a better visual of what to expect with each feature and to easily copy/paste the code snippets to make each feature happen on their own sites.
Documentation isn’t just for code samples, it’s for showing your customers the “what”, “why” and “how” of using your product.
Each plugin now comes with a “101” tutorial that is meant as an introduction to what the plugin actually does and how to do it.
The 101 article is meant to be the starting point for all potential and new customers of our plugins.
Better Business Structure for Our Company
Another reason we built this site was to better segment the different areas of our business.
This was important as it helps us to streamline (and trim) the number of plugins we’re using on each site, and because we feel it’s better for the security of our business to mitigate the chances of ALL of our content being unavailable in the worst case scenario of any extreme hosting issues that may arise in the future.
In other words, if our main site becomes unavailable for even a few minutes, our existing customers can still get the support they need to move forward with their web development projects.
A Work in Progress
If you notice any discrepancies or bugs on our new documentation site, you can rest assured that we’re on it;)
We still have a lot of tweaking to do and content to add, and this will continue from here on out.