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WEBFI-WordPress-How to Create a Wiki Knowledge Base Using WordPress



Are you looking to add a documentation section to your site? There are a few ways to add a wiki knowledge base to your WordPress site. In this video, we will show you how to create a Wiki Knowledge base using WordPress.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

The first method is to use a wiki theme like KnowHow for your site.

Normally you would want to install WordPress on a subdomain/subdirectory depending on which you prefer.

Then install the KnowHow wiki theme and start adding the information.

The negative for this is your wiki is on a subdomain and the theme may not match your site’s design.

Your next option is a wiki plugin.

Install and activate the Knowledge Base plugin by pressapp.

Now there will be a knowledge base area in your dashboard.

Knowledge base uses custom post types and brands with your style and format for the most part.

It also has a voting system and drag and drop functionality but it does cost $20.

Finally you can use code to add a wiki to your site but you would want to backup your site should anything go wrong.

Then install and activate the Knowledgebase CPT plugin to create a custom post type to add information to.

Once we have some information filled out we’ll need to add some code to the functions.php to list them together.

Then you can create a page and add the shortcode to a page you want it displayed on.

Related Links:

KnowHow Theme

http://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/knowhow/

Knowledge Base

http://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/knowledge-base/

Knowledgebase CPT

https://wordpress.org/plugins/knowledge-base-cpt/

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6 Comments

  • Ben Mitchell on April 9, 2015

    Thank you for this. I love your videos. They are so simple but powerful.

  • ziplock9000 on March 7, 2016

    How I achieve this using a wp site on WordPress.com?

  • Jacob Tran on October 24, 2016

    Which is the best way? I just paid $50 for KnowHow.

  • Spirit LoveRoot on December 1, 2016

    How do I install Knowledge Base by Pressapp? I looked on the website and there is no download button…

  • essekia paul on May 15, 2018

    Hello guys, Appreciate the quick walk-through!

    Here’s another suggestion: Helpie WP ( http://helpie.pauple.com ).

    Helpie WP is a WordPress Wiki plugin that completely solves the needs of a wiki user which include an awesome front-end editing and collaboration features.

    Here’s an overview of the key features:

    1. Medium.com-like frontend editor
    2. Publishing Capabilities ( ability to control who can edit, publish and review content )
    3. Revision system
    4. User Access Restriction
    5. Advanced Search ( that has keyword, weightage, tag prioritisation )

    Of course there’s a lot more to Helpie which can be tried out in our demos.

  • Biology Ideas on September 1, 2021

    How to use this plugin – [wp glossary – encyclopedia / lexicon / knowledge base / wiki / dictionary]

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