Unleashing Brilliant Plugins That Can Help You Use Your WP Site As A Wiki

To say that WordPress is a popular CMS would be too mainstream, but it has to be said that WordPress is a versatile platform that can support any niche website, from a creative personal blog to a professional business site. All credit goes to its easy to use dashboard and gigantic repository that includes colossal themes and plugins. You can easily seek a plugin for almost every function and tailor the look and feel of your WordPress website by appropriately customizing a theme and plugin.
Many businesses configure a wiki or FAQ website to help their potential customers fetch information about their offered products, services, and industry. With such kind of websites, one basically make the commonly asked questions easily accessible. There are several themes and plugins that support a Wiki or Knowledge Base; however, when we need to add certain functionality to a site, plugins make a much sought after choice rather than a theme. Moreover, in the this kind of requirements, we generally have an active WP site with a desired theme, and just need to add a Wiki to it. Therefore, plugins make a preferred choice over themes.

In this article, I will uncover a few of the best WP plugins that support Wiki or knowledge base. Let's have a glance into them.

1. UserPress
UserPress is an open source plugin that helps manage Wiki knowledge base for WordPress. With the built-in front-end editor, users will be able to modify the page without getting themselves registered or logging in to the admin. While offering live search to users, it empowers the administrator to decide users who can create and edit pages. Moreover, it also supports all the WP themes; however, it is better to tailor your Wiki-related template to help it better cater to your needs.

2. Wiki

With Wiki plugin, you can add Wiki pages to your blog or completely transform your site into a fully functional Wiki. Wiki Pro is the premium version of this theme that offers extended functionalities. With this prolific plugin, you can insert information about any topic that you like in Wikipedia style. By implementing this plugin in your WP multi install, you can create multiple Wiki sites. It, thus, allows your users to run their wiki with a breeze.

3. RDP Wiki-Press Embed
You can efficiently embed MediaWiki pages from popular websites like Wikipedia in your WP site. By default it displays two tabs – first tab is used for showcasing HTML, shortcode, or other text that you want, and the second tab will represent the original book page within an iframe.

4. Very Simple Knowledge Base

With this free plugin, you can efficiently create a responsive Wiki, FAQ, weblink portal, or knowledge base. You can display your posts and categories by using the shortcodes [knowledgebase-three] to represent in three columns. It is advisable to keep it only up to two columns for mobile devices.

5. Simple TOC

Simple TOC has garnered a great popularity as a blissful wiki plugin that is used by a whopping number of users. You can create a Table of Content (TOC) in the same manner as Wikipedia creates, and boast it in your pages and posts without any hassle. No linking, no coding and no anchor creation is required for using this plugin, simply use appropriate shortcodes to modify the plugin in a desired manner. You may create as many TOCs as you like. Moreover, with this plugin, you can even easily give a unique heading to your table of content.

6. WelcomeWiki Lite

The WelcomeWiki Lite is another amazing plugin that enables one to integrate a complete MediaWiki page or section of the page into his WP website. Since, it adheres to the MediaWiki protocols, it flawlessly and seamlessly embeds the content from pages. To deploy this plugin, there is no need to get your hands dirty with coding. You can easily tinker with this plugin and handle a wiki website by implementing suitable shortcodes. You can also use the WelcomeWiki Lite outside the WordPress platform; however, it can't be used as a plugin elsewhere except in WP.

7. Encyclopedia/ Glossary/ Wiki

This powerful tool can work seamlessly with any publishing tool. You can easily create, manage and display a knowledge base with this plugin. It allows one to include wiki, lexicon, glossary, and dictionary in a WordPress site. The plugin also features brilliant functions like automatic linking the terms in your web content. Moreover, the featured glossary, further helps one to improve the search engine ranking of this site.

8. Wiki on Medal

Wiki on Medal plugin offers a widget that displays your articles on medal from Wikipedia. It supports multiple languages, including Polish, English, and Deutsch; and it is expected to expand its language support in the future.

9. WP What Links Here

You can efficiently add “What links here” feature (which is also implemented on Wikipedia) in your WP site with this plugin. Every published or edited page and post are added to a background queue. This queue is then accessed by a corn job after certain regular intervals, which then updates the post linking data.

10. Yada Wiki

Yada Wiki is a fabulous plugin that will add a simple wiki to your WP site. It simply provides custom tags, a TOC (Table of Content) option, post type, and other resourceful functions. You can also link your wiki pages via wiki page titles. The two simple shortcodes are also included that can be easily accessed through the editor toolbar.

These are a few of the noteworthy plugins that can allow you to support a Wiki with your WordPress website. Get the most suitable one installed on your site and keep your audience informed about your service, company and products, and certainly, boost your business values.

Author Bio :
Ava Garcia is an passionate WordPress developer who likes sharing her knowledge about latest advancements in the world of world of web development. She has more than 5 years of experience in the field and is currently working at OSSMedia – a reputed web development company. If you're looking to hire WordPress developer , then Ava can prove to be an intelligent choice.

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