Documentation & Directory Libraries Made Easy


In this video, I’ll walk you through how easy it is to create documentation libraries and directories using LaunchKit. You can watch the video here.

At the start of the video, I introduce an example of how you can utilize LaunchKit to construct a straightforward yet robust documentation index. The method I’ve chosen involves a custom post type named “documentation”. With the tools that LaunchKit has built-in, you’re endowed with every feature essential for crafting an impactful index for your users.

Faceted Search

One powerful feature I demonstrate is the faceted search capability. It allows users to go from viewing all items in the index to categorizing them by parent categories. For instance, if you’re interested in items related to selling products, the tool effortlessly narrows down the options for you. Moreover, if you wish to delve deeper and filter by specific subtopics, you can do that too. A practical example given is filtering to see only content regarding “launch flows”. There are also provisions to reset the filters if users wish to revert to the broader view.

Topic Search

Another approach to finding information is the topic search. In the video, I demonstrate this by searching for “launch flows”. Thanks to the Ajax capability, the tool directs users straight to the relevant content.

What’s remarkable about this tool is its foundational simplicity. All these potent features are core components of LaunchKit. Whether you’re dealing with regular post types or custom ones, LaunchKit has you covered.

Easy To Customize

Moreover, customization is at your fingertips. For instance, if you were to design a directory of individuals, you can decide what previews the users see. It could be the names of these individuals, their photos, or both. The flexibility of the tool is further augmented by the underlying Kadence theme. This means you don’t have to juggle multiple plugins to achieve your desired outcome.