Create a wiki as easily as adding a post
I have been trying to use this for six months now, and still cant get it to work, despite multiple contacts with a well meaning yet ineffective support team.
It isn't in fact a Wiki (despite that fact that at the time when I purchased this it used a picture that looked like Wikipedia)
It is just a set a roughly organised static pages with no real form.
There is no menu system (something that is fundamental to a wiki)
The Pro version doesn't really add that much more.
Also on my site you can only write on the wiki if you are logged out (tried for six months with support to get this working, they are even very slow or understaffed)
Currently pursuing full refund as it is being miss sold and doesn't do what it claims.
I would advise not to waste time, nor money on this pluggin, or even this company. (feel like have been scammed)
This is not at all a wiki. It's a disgraceful fake. No wiki features AT ALL. It's just standard WP static Pages, with a categories hierarchy, the standard editor. You can allow edits by others. All standard WP.
The only change is that these Pages can carry comments which is a useful little addition. But NOT a wiki.
Their description says it converts WP sections to a "fully functional wiki. It also says The name suggests the same.
What kind of supposed wiki has no way to generate lateral links? The wiki movement wasn't just about collaborative editing - which WP can do perfectly well. Wiki is about creating an instant new page with a double bracket round a word to construct it as the new page title.
Wiki pages are typically stuffed with links - a WP Page takes about 8 steps to create a new page, then copy its URL and bring it back to the original page. Do that 15 or 30 times just for one page and boy you really know the difference between wiki editing and a fake like this.
A wiki will also give a list of all empty stubs, or brief text pages, so you can edit them to standard.
Plus if you quick test with the duble bracket syntax, a Preview will remind you if you already have a page of that name.
The Encyclopedia plugin is more expensive but I found it better to pay up and get honest software that does a good job, than this cheaper rubbish that does nothing of the kind.
Oh and they told me that their description does not claim to create a wikipedia clone. No it doesn't. It says it'll make a "fully functional wiki" well a wiki is a wiki is a wiki. They are not static, editable pages. They are dynamic generative pages.
Avoid avoid avoid.
I payed 20 Dollars for the Pro Version. It works well in 4.0, the only thing I don
t like is, that its difficult to set permissions (but in the end I got everything I wanted).
Freemium does not have wiki function (no cowriting!!). You buy premium. They tell you it cannot work. You want support: You have to pay more !!
It's a real robbery, this company should be banished from wordpress.org.
Should have read comments before buying this [ profanity redacted ]
Since I never actually used the free version (I mistakenly though I needed to buy the full version, then had a bad experience trying to get customer service and left a bad review, which I guess got their attention because at that point WPMU were very helpful in sorting everything out over email), This review is for my experience with WPMU in general, which was confusing. I'm a total beginner, so if I had more experience I guess I would have known what I was getting into. I feel like they need to be more clear upfront exactly what levels of customer service you are buying with what product. There is a lot of energy on their part trying to get people to upgrade and buy more plugins, you can't tell what you really need or not. Frankly, its super confusing for a WP beginner.
Excactly what i was looking for.
misses permissions: can't define what users/groups (especially unregistered) can read/write wiki-pages.
misses interlinking: 2nd most important feature of a wiki is missing: creating links to other sites via a simple linking...
The wiki works ok, however, wmpmudev, will not support their own premium content. They will require you to buy very expensive support and then proceed to give you poor advice. They could not figure out how to have thier BuddyPress answer off the root of the public directory. The answer install all of WordPress in the root. Of course there are much better answers. I had a theme from them, they bungled the css, I suggested a fix, they came back with a !imporatant hack.
This service contract is required in order to continue to receive updates to the product you buy.
Of course they constantly update the product trigger the WP updates screen. When this happens they hi-jack the banner or error area at the top of the dashboard with advertising for their service. After this I did not renew my subscription.
I did like the WIKI, which is the only functional product they have, so I went back and purchased (a second time, recall I had the epic failure of a service subscription) Just the wiki premium plugin.
Well once again it started messing with the dashboards. I recently went to update it. But since I did not buy the plug in but a short term subscription for just the plug in they will not allow me to update it. To top it off, they offered to allow me to pay for more subscriptions to the poor advice for 60% off.
Stay away ...stay very very very far away from WPMUdev
Poorly coded, ads to buy premium (which does not add anything that you cannot add yourself).
The choice to make the wikis a custom post type already is a big mistake, because this means that you cannot use any of the default Categories and Tags. They try to sell that at a premium, but even if you go for that (I did) it still is completely useless.
Much better would have been to integrate it with Posts, because after all people that are making a wiki website do not need a blog.
The Custom Post Type has been set to hierarchical and that cannot be changed easily (without adding all kinds of filters). Since when are Posts or Articles (and therefore Wikis) hierarchical? This not clear from the description and should be added to make potential users aware.
In the free version you can (without further hacking) only adjust the slug.
In the premium version the wikis come with useless breadcrumbs that can not be customised (and not be turned off unless you hack the plugin directly or add another filter somewhere).
The only nice thing that the plugin does is how it shows the wiki on the frontend.
2 stars because it "works" but it can be vastly improved
Wikis are the future and this is the best wiki plugin for wordpress. If you're not using it you should be.
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