The userguide uses Markdown for the documentation. Both the userguide pages, and the in code comments for the API browser are written in markdown.
Userguide pages are in the module they apply to, in
guide/<module>. For example, documentation for Kohana is in
system/guide/kohana and documentation for orm is in
modules/orm/guide/orm, database is in
Each module has an index page at
Each module's menu is at
All other pages are are in
guide/<module> and can be organized in subfolders and named however you want.
For more info on how to make your module have userguide pages, see Adding your module.
Any images used in the userguide pages must be in
media/guide/<module>/. For example, if a page has
![Image Title](hello-world.jpg) the image would be located at
media/guide/<module>/hello-world.jpg. Images for the ORM module are in
modules/orm/media/guide/orm, and images for the Kohana docs are in
The API browser is generated from the actual source code. The descriptions for classes, constants, properties, and methods is extracted from the comments and parsed in Markdown. For example if you look in the comment for Kohana_Core::init you can see a markdown list and table. These are parsed and show correctly in the API browser.
@returns and other tags are parsed as well.
TODO: give more specific details on how to comment your classes, constants, methods, etc. including package and how it relates to the api module.