The advanced help module allows module developers to store their help outside the module system, in pure .html or .md (MarkDown) files. The html-files can be easily translated simply by copying them into the right translations directory. The entire system can appear in a popup or not as the module prefers (and by taking away access to view the popups, a site can force the popups to not exist).
The system ties into Drupal's search system and is fully indexed, so the entire contents can be searched for keywords. the help files can be placed in a hierarchy as well, allowing for top down navigation of the help.
By itself, this module doesn't do much; it requires another module to supply any help text (but it comes with an example of text from Wikipedia to demonstrate the system).
Accessing Advanced help
When this module is installed, users with the
view advanced help index permission can access the advanced help index by going to Administration » Help » Advanced help
view advanced help popup and
view advanced help topic permissions enable them to access the actual help pages and popups.
- Advanced help hint:
If Advanced help is not enabled, this module will generate a hint string that can be used in the project's
hook_helpto hint that Advanced help should be enabled.
This module is incompatible with the Fast 404 module. Installing Fast 404 will produce 404 (File not found) errors if you try to look up
README.txt-files. See this issue for more information.