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Create a wiki as easily as adding a post

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2.8 out of 5 stars
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useless
By , for WP 3.9.1

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

Deceptive
By ,

The "free" version has no available settings, other than changing the slug name. But, then if I try to open somewebsite.com/wiki and expect to find a table of contents, all I get is a 404. Nothing ties all the wiki's together, like the way a blog or site map might, so have to make your own TOC. Unable to change the page template; I'm stuck using a template with a sidebar, rather than a full page template, or any other template I desire. I'll figure out a way to use this. Will probably end up paying the $20 premium, as I do find this to be a useful plugin.

Horrible Out of the Box
By , for WP 3.6.1

I wanted to set up a Wiki website for my main website, so I'm using MU set-up with domains. I downloaded this plugin and installed it and nothing seems to work as it says it should.

First off, the how-to setup shows a totally different settings page. All I see is Wiki Slug option and save. That's it nothing else; a plugin like this I think would have more that I can setup and change to match with my blog and theme. If they we're removed form the lite version to get us to buy into pro, it's not labeled and honestly I don't want to use the plugin then.

If the settings have been moved, you haven't done a very good job in letting users know of this. So points knock off for that.

My theme is custom made, and I understand that not every plugin would work, but you would think basic functions of a wordpress theme would work but sadly it doesn't.

The main Wiki pages show up, but if I click for example the edit box and it breaks the whole page. When I go to discussions the whole page breaks and honestly I have no idea why and don't think your plugin is that amazing to go out of my way and fix it.

I've been using my theme over a year now and updates it with WordPress so it just shows that this plugin was poorly written and really doesn't do anything that really is any different then my blog itself can do other then a poorly made version of the wiki software. I can't even set my main page to a wiki homepage.

For some reason my changing my home page look from a blog or static page goes away with nothing replacing it with this plugin.

I'm sorry to be so harsh but I don't have time to mess around with a plugin that doesn't give what I wanted and honestly looks more like it's just something to get you sucked into the pro version.

2 stars for effort if anything.

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