Discourse Docs (Documentation Management)

:discourse2: Summary Discourse Docs provides the ability to find and filter knowledge base topics
:hammer_and_wrench: Repository Link https://github.com/discourse/discourse-docs
:open_book: Install Guide How to install plugins in Discourse


The Docs plugin is a continuation of development on the Knowledge Explorer Theme Component. You can see it in action at https://meta.discourse.org/docs.

In essence, Docs allows for easier surfacing of knowledge-base style topics across a defined set of categories and/or tags.

Filter the list down by tags, search via the search bar, and click on topics to see the first post โ€“ all without leaving the context of the knowledge explorer.

Need to find a knowledge base topic from somewhere else in Discourse? Use the new search helper: in:kb.


  1. Install the plugin following these instructions.
  2. Enable the plugin by turning on the docs enabled setting.
  3. Add categories and tags to the docs categories and docs tags settings.
  4. Find the Docs link in the hamburger menu.
    Screen Shot 2021-03-01 at 12.49.14 PM
  5. Profit with easier access to knowledge!

Helpful Pairings


  • 2021-01-18T06:00:00Z Rename to discourse-docs
  • 2021-01-13T06:00:00Z Add topic title and category to browser title
  • 2020-10-01T05:00:00Z Added onebox support


Using Posts as a Wiki?
Using Discourse as a internal Knowledge Base / Intranet
Is anyone working on a Discourse Wiki?
Community glossary?
Documentation Library
The Docs button on meta.discourse
Memberful opinions?
Filtering by multiple tags
Mirrored topic: same topic in two categories
DiscoTOC - automatic table of contents
When a thread is too important to lose
Advertise activity in a private category (discourse-category-lockdown)
About this Community and the Docs
Ability to Create Private Templates
Disable auto-scroll for certain topics?
Is it possible to show tags in place of subcategories?
Question Answer Plugin
Tips into building a community aside a variety of already existing tools
Sidebar for Subcategories
[Paid] Parent/Child Tagging System + Docs Plugin Group Tagging
Published page not visible?
Nest subcategories under their parent categories in the sidebar
Is anyone here using their Discourse instance as their entire website?
File/Document Repository?
Creating user guides for your community
Allow plugins (like docs) to add top-level links in sidebar (rather than hide them in More...)
FAQs, less thread-y more article-y
Topic List Previews Theme Component
Making my discourse site look a certain way
Implementing KCS
How can I compare arbitrary revisions of a post?
How to create a page like the official Discourse docs?
Option to use "Docs view" when accessing Docs category from anywhere in Discourse
Discourse Docs + Pavilion Layouts Plugin
Pinning a comment to the top of the comment-thread

Is it possible to have the docs plugin index external to discourse content?