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Step 1. Create a Project

Creating a Project is where it all begins.

A project is a place where all your online documentation is stored while you are authoring it, and most part of the work is done. There are two ways to create a project: create a new project from a template and import existing documentation.

Here, we will take a closer look at the process of creating a project from a template.

  1. After your brand new Documentation Portal is ready, navigate to the portal link and log in. You should now be on the Author Dashboard.
  2. You can also get to your Author Dashboard from the Home page:

  3. Once you are on the Author Dashboard, click the Create Project button:

  • The Create Project Wizard will open.

  • You are to choose the name for the project, its ID (which will be used in the URL), language, and a Template you like.
  • Let's call our project "The Magic Wand Manual". The ID will be automatically generated, so you can skip this field for now. 
  • Specify the language of the project. It's an important setting, so choose it according to the language of the content you're going to create. Since we're creating an English manual, we'll leave this setting as the default.
  • By clicking Next, you'll trigger the creation process. When the creation is completed, the wizard will switch to its final screen. It will provide you with links to the created project and its style files.
  • Click Finish. You'll see that your newly created project has not appeared on the Author Dashboard:
     

Congratulations! You have just created your first Project! Proceed with the tutorial to learn how to add content to your project.

Next step:  Step 2. Create Help Topics