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Wiki Plugin for Main Blog where all BP users can contribute?

  • Avatar of Bowe
    Bowe
    Participant

    @bowromir

    Hi Everyone,

    I am new to WordPress and Buddypress and I’m currently looking at all possibilites for a future community website. So far I am really pleased with the available options and I’m able to implement all the functions I need thanks to the core components or plug-ins, except for a simple Wiki for all users. So I was thinking of ways to achieve this (I’m no programmer sadly) and thought up the following:

    If I install a wiki plugin on my main WordPress MU blog and automatically asign all users in the community as “contributors” then I should be able to integrate a WIKI into my site ?

    If I add a new menu link after Blogs called “Wiki” which points my user towards this Wiki page on my main blog it should work right? Or am I missing something?

    Thanks in advance :D

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  • Avatar of Flynn
    flynn
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    @flynn

    Avatar of Bowe
    Bowe
    Participant

    @bowromir

    that looks pretty awesome! Is mediawiki a standalone wiki or is it integrated with WordPress in some way? How hard is it to get the whole shabang running? thanks in advance :D

    ps: Is there a default member Blog theme available that matches the default BP look?

    MediaWiki is a standalone software. It’s what Wikipedia runs on.

    Avatar of Boone Gorges
    Boone Gorges
    Keymaster

    @boonebgorges

    Getting MediaWiki running together with WP/BP has two main parts: 1) sharing user login info and 2) theming them to look alike. http://dev.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2009/05/21/new-mediawiki-extension-wpmusinglesignon/ gives a method for (1). As for (2), you’re looking at lots of elbow grease :)

    Avatar of Bowe
    Bowe
    Participant

    @bowromir

    I think that’s a bit to much for my liking.. I’ll keep on looking for a good and simple solution, MediaWiki has to many options and makes things to complicated development and user wise :)

    Avatar of Xevo
    Xevo
    Participant

    @xevo

    I’m working on a solution for this as well, and I made it very easy for myself, I made a category called wiki and made my subcategories for the wiki in there. Than I placed the wiki pages in that category and made sure that everything in there isn’t able to show up in any listing.

    It’s a very easy solution, and you can even make a different layout for the posts in the wiki category.

    Though, I am still looking for a way for users to make posts and/or edit posts in these categories and how I can moderate those posts easily.

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