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  • Though a new person to using WordPress, I have been toying with moving my entire site to using WordPress. Thinking about how to handle static or even dynamic non-time sensitive data in my site, I was particularly intrigued by the WordPress Codex and its structure of non-time-sensitive paragraphs which can be edited. Are these paragraphs part of a plug-in capability (e.g., Wiki, or MicroWiki), or are they just standard Page entries? I’m guessing this is part of a wiki functionality. Also, are the pages on which these paragraphs reside considered Pages (that’s capital “P”).

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  • The WP Codex runs on MediaWiki, not on Word Press CMS or any plugin.

    http://www.mediawiki.org/

    Merging MediaWiki and WP into one all-encompassing application would be pretty frikkin’ cool, though.

    The codex is powered by mediawiki.
    Edit: webdawg beat me to it:-)

    skippy

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    The WordPress Codex is powered exclusively by MediaWiki, the same wiki software that drives Wikipedia.

    Wow, the thread goes 10 minutes without a reply and then three of us chime in with the same answer in the space of a minute. What is it they say about buses…

    skippy

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    When it rains, it pours!

    Wow, fast replies!

    Hmmm. It would seem that this type of functionality would be essentially equivalent to posts, but that instead of timestamps, these paragraphs are essentially elements of an ordered list, each of which is editable. Food for thought. I’ll just make due with regular Pages, since at least the *whole* Page can be edited.

    Cheers and many thanks!

    -ken

    skippy

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    There exists a Wiki Plugin for WordPress, if that functionality really appeals to you.

    Ok, I’m either really stupid for missing this, or am as brilliant as those that already had the idea. So, it turns out this idea is already around, they’re called blikis.

    -ken

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