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Topic types

Grafana Labs documentation is made up of different topic types: concept, task, reference, and tutorial. We encourage you to use these topic types when you write content.

Depending on the needs of a particular product area, select a topic type from the following table to learn about each.

ConceptProvides an overview and background information. Answers the question “What is it?”.
TaskProvides numbered steps that describe how to achieve an outcome. Answers the question “How do I?”.
ReferenceProvides users with the information they might need to refer to during a task. Answers the question “What details do I need to accomplish this task?”.
TutorialProvides procedures that users can safely reproduce and learn from. Answers the question: “Can you teach me to …?”

For your convenience, we have created topic templates.

Templates for standardized topics

In addition to our primary topic types, we also provide templates for these specific topic types to ensure that pages documenting the same subject matter have a standard format.

These templates are in the same directory as our topic type templates.

VisualizationDescribes a visualization type. May include conceptual, task, and reference content.