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API documentation helps API subscribers understand the functionality of the API, and API publishers market their APIs better and sustain competition. Using the API Publisher, you can add different types of documentation from different sources. All documents created in the API Publisher have unique URLs to help improve SEO support.

The documentation types supported in the API Publisher as as follows:

  • In-line: Hosts documentation (How-tos, Samples, SDK, forums etc.) in the API Publisher itself and allows it to be edited directly from the UI.
  • URL: Links to file references (URLs) of an external configuration management system.
  • File: Allows to upload the documentation directly to the server
  • Using the integrated API Console

Tip: Do you want to set different visibility levels to the API documentation than the API? See API documentation visibility.

  1. Log in to WSO2 API Publisher.
  2. Click  the API to which you want to add documentation to (e.g., PhoneVerification 1.0.0).

  3. Select the Docs tab of the API and click the Add New Document link.

    In-line documentation

  4. Provide the following details to create a doc In-line.

    TypeHow To
    SummaryCheck the validity of a phone number

  5. Click the Add Document button.
  6. After adding the document, click the Edit Content link associated with it.
  7. The embedded editor opens allowing you to edit the document's content in-line. Add in the content and click Save and Close.
  8. The API's Doc tab opens. Click the Add New Document link again.

    Documentation using a URL

  9. Then provide the following information to create another doc using a URL.

    NameCDYNE Wiki
    TypeOther (Summary)

    CDYNE Phone Verification API

  10. Click the Add Document button.
  11. The API's Doc tab opens again. Click the Add New Document link again to add yet another document using a file.

    Documentation using a file

  12. Enter the following information:

    NameAPI Manager Samples
    TypeSamples & SDK
    SourceYou can provide any file format (common formats are PDF, HTML, .doc, text) of any size. For example, use the sample PDF file here.

  13. After adding the details, click the Add Document button.
    You have now added three documents to the API: in-line, using a URL and a file.

  14. Log in to the API Store and click the PhoneVerification 1.0.0 API.
  15. Go to the API's Documentation tab and see the documents listed by type.
    As a subscriber, you can read the doc and learn about the API.
  16. Expand the categories and click the View Content or Download links to see the documentation content.

You have created documentation using the API Publisher and viewed them as a subscriber in the API Store.

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