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Sample template tutorial

Sample template tutorial

A tutorial provides procedural information spread across multiple pages. It contains several design elements that differ from standard topics:

  • When a user clicks on a tutorial title from the left navigation area, the Devdocs website replaces the navigation with a table of contents that is specific to the tutorial.
  • Next and Previous buttons are displayed at the bottom of each topic.

Metadata parameters

The following table lists the metadata parameters that are used in a tutorial.

Parameter Description
layout: Must be tutorial.
group: The group, or book, to which the topic belongs.
subgroup: First page only. Places a link with the specified text to the sidebar
level3_subgroup: A group name that binds the tutorial topics together. This value must be specified on each topic in the tutorial.
title: The title of the tutorial. On the first pageFor all other topics in the tutorial, this value should be in the form Step X. Perform this task. (For example, Step 1. Configure the Store)
subtitle Displays the tutorial name. The value must be specified on each topic in the tutorial.
menu_title: On the first page of the tutorial, specify Initial tasks. Otherwise, leave this line blank.
menu_order: The sequence number of the topic. If the topic is an intro topic in a multi-step tutorial, set this 0. Otherwise set it to the step number.
ee_only: If set to true, graphics/cues indicating that the article applies to EE are displayed on devdocs.

Before you begin…

This tutorial will show a < audience/skill level> how to < perform the task addressed in this topic. > Summarize the goals of the tutorial and the benefit that the reader will receive upon completion. This summary should be very brief–about 3 lines.

(Optional) The X-step tutorial generally takes YY minutes.

Complete these prerequisites

  • List any skills required (PHP, database, admin, etc.)
  • List any assumptions or requirements before starting.
  • List any steps, bulleted and in order, necessary before starting the tutorial.