Re: Adding Static Pages
The simple way, is just write them as static pages in the admin blog and then hardcode links to them in the horizontal menu below the admin bar. This would be a good way to add a help section, as it allows you to edit it in the wp editor, and can also promote other people as editors and allow them to edit it also.
What sounds backwards, but might be good for some sites, is use a simple wiki for help. As the software changes and methods and practices changes allow the visitors to change the documentation incase you don’t get a chance to update it. Also will allow them to write in non geek, so other members might understand better.