How to Find Inline Documentation and Help in the WordPress Dashboard
The WordPress software developers provide users with tons of inline documentation that provides you with several tips and hints right inside the Dashboard. You can generally find inline documentation for just about every WordPress feature you use.
Inline documentation are those small sentences and/or phrases that you see alongside, or underneath, a feature in WordPress that give a short but very helpful explanation of what the feature is and serve as guiding tips that correspond with each feature. These tips sometimes even provide basic, recommended settings.
In addition to the inline documentation that you find scattered throughout the Dashboard, you’ll also find a helpful tab in the upper-right corner of your Dashboard labeled Help. Click this tab and a panel drops down that contains a lot of text providing documentation relevant to the page you are currently viewing on your Dashboard.
For example, if you’re viewing the General Settings page, the Help tab drops down documentation relevant to the General Settings page. Likewise, if you’re viewing the Add New Post page, clicking the Help tab drops down documentation with topics relevant to the settings and features you find on the Add New Post page within your Dashboard.
Just click the Help tab again to close the Help panel when you’re done reading it.
The inline documentation and the topics and text you find under the Help tab exist to assist and support you as you experience the WordPress platform to help make it as easy to understand as possible. Other places on the web where you can find help and support for WordPress include the WordPress Support Forums.