Craft CMS is intuitive. Marketing plans and organizational workflows—not so much. Guide lets you create a CMS user manual within Craft CMS so clients don't need to go far to get the answers they need.

Display your CMS manual within a Control Panel section, on content edit pages, and in Dashboard widgets. The Guide Organizer shows you all of the guides in your CMS and makes it easy to move them from one place to another.

Clients can also collaborate and contribute by editing guides right within Craft CMS. Drag and drop components make it easy to write and edit guides in both Markdown and Twig formats.

The companion project, Craft Guide Templates, is a set of open source templates that can be imported into Guide to get you started. Once you’ve written the CMS manual to your liking, you can create boilerplate templates with variable replacements so you can use it from Craft project to Craft project.


Mentioned in Katie Fritz’s Dotall 2018 session, Prioritizing Author Experience

Mentioned in Kyle Cotter’s presentation at the May 2019 Happy Cog meetup, Crafting for the Author: Improving Author Experience (AX) with a Craft setup that you or your clients love to use


The PRO edition of Guide allows developers and clients to collaborate by creating guides within the CMS and by placing them throughout the CP.

The LITE edition is offered for developers who prefer to write their own guide templates and to display them in the Guide CP section.

Guide’s edition can be upgraded to PRO at any time.


  • Guide CP Section
  • Guide Organizer
  • Import Starter Templates
  • Custom Variables
  • Include Twig Templates



Price includes 1 year of updates.
$25/year per site for updates after that.

  • Collaborate with Clients and Authors
  • Guide Editor
  • Drag and drop Components
  • Edit Page Guides
  • Guide UI Element
  • Guide Dashboard Widgets
  • Rebranded Guides
  • User Permissions

Package Name

To install this plugin, search for its package name on the Plugin Store and click “Install”.


  • Version 2.2.1
  • Last Update 10/31/2020
  • Active Installs 394
  • Compatibility Craft 3
  • License Craft
  • Categories Control Panel, Widgets

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