Group Wiki Plugin (not a release, but in progress)
For a project I’m currently working on I’m co-developing a group wiki plugin implementation. This builds on the work already done by the CUNY Academic Commons guys (I used their instructions for user integration and have updated their wiki activity plugin to support BP1.2 and better filtering) but we wanted to make the wiki feel more like a group component than a standalone wiki with nothing more in common with BP than a shared user base.
As such, it will work like so:
Built for BuddyPress 1.2 (using the new theme, once it hits trac)
Each group can create a number of wiki pages on creation.
These pages are tied to the group so only those within the group can edit them (and further security settings allow for control of viewing outside of the group).
The wiki editing and viewing is all done within the buddypress site (as per the other group components).
Integrated FCKEditor for wiki editing.
Most backend functions hidden from the users initially.
Global wiki directory that will work in a similar way to the current group directory and link to the group wiki homepage for each group.
We’re hopfully adding a few other features to help group admins manage multiple groups/wikis at once too.
I guess that this won’t exactly match up to what everyone wants from a wiki plugin but our current needs are to provide a better environment for our students to perform group work online. Buddypress has been really beneficial for student communication but without a better wiki integration we are starting to struggle to support decent collaborative projects…Hopefully this will address that.
Our deadline for the project is end of Jan/Feb and hopefully I’ll be able to release an early alpha version to testers before that (if anyone is interested?).
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