Lack of Contextual Help

I don’t like the fact that very few developers are using contextual help menus in their themes and plugins. While I knew this before it struck me as odd that plugins put out by Automattic aren’t using contextual help menus either.

  • IntenseDebate
  • Jetpack JetPack 1.2 added contextual help, Yay
  • Akismet
  • Polldaddy
  • Sharedaddy

Now I know that all of these plugins have fantastic documentation elsewhere I am just curious why none of them have any contextual help menus. I would really like to see help menus in every single theme and plugin and maybe if Automattic did it than more developers would as well.

Note: Twenty Eleven has a contextual help menu on its options screen (which I like).

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