Adding and using a wiki on your blog

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The wiki feature lets you make as many wiki pages on your blog as you’d like!

Once added to your blog, users you have given permission can easily edit everything on the page without ever visiting the dashboard!

Wiki front end

Activate Wiki plugin

To get started you first need to activate the wiki plugin:

1.  Go to Plugins in your dashboard.

Plugins

2.  Click on activate below the Wiki Plugin.

Plugins - Wikis

Adding a wiki

Creating a new wiki is just like creating a new post on your blog:

1. Go to Wikis > Add Wiki in your dashboard.

Wikis - Add wiki

2. Give your wiki page a title.

3. Type in the content you want to start with.

This can be changed on the front end of your blog at any time later.

Wiki - Add New

4. Choose who you want to be able to edit from the list in the Wiki Privileges module:

Wiki Privileges

5. Decide if you want people to be able to discuss the wiki page using the Discussion tab on your wiki by either selecting or deselecting ‘Allow Comments’ in the Discussion module.

Wiki - Allow comments

6.  Decide if you want to enable email notifications of updates on the wiki page.

Email notifications are used to provide updates of when changes are made to the wiki page.

Wiki email notifications
7.  Click on Publish in the upper right corner.

Wiki Publish

8.  When you click View Wiki you’ll see your new Wiki complete with:

  1. All the standard wiki type features.
  2. Ability to edit the front end without having to access the WordPress admin dashboard.

Wiki front end

Using the wiki front end editor

Your new created Wiki comes complete with:

  • All the standard wiki type features
  • Ability to edit the front end without having to access the WordPress admin dashboard.

Editing a page

1.  Editing a page is as easy as clicking on Edit.

2.  This opens up the front end editor for quick editing of the wiki page.

  • The front end editor lets up apply simple editing to your text.
  • For more advanced editing, and to upload images or media to  your wiki page, you just need to click the Advanced link which will open it up inside your dashboard where you can use the more advanced Visual Editor.
  • Only people who can edit posts will see the Advanced link.

Wiki Edit

3. Clicking on Create New allows you to create a new page for your wiki using the front end editor.

Wiki - Create new

4.Clicking on Advanced takes you to the Advanced editor in the WordPress admin dashboard.

Only people who can edit posts will see the Advanced link.

Providing Feedback

Clicking on Discussion takes you to the discussion tab where feedback or thoughts can be shared.

Wiki Discussion

Comparing Page History

Clicking on History opens up the History page where you can quickly compare revision history.

Wiki - Compare revisions

Setting up your wiki page navigation

1.  Go to Appearance > Widgets in your dashboard.

2.  Add the Wiki widget to the desired sidebar and configure as desired.

Wiki widget

3. When you view your wiki you’ll see your wiki pages listed in the sidebar.

Wiki sidebar

4.  Alternatively, you can create a custom navigation menu to add links to your wiki in your top navigation (via Appearance > Menu).

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