WPMU Wiki, bbPress, and Wordpress

1) How do I integrate these three into a single login? The information I'm finding on the internet seems old. Do I need to download a plugin or edit some settings?

2) I have the Wiki on my site at http://www.absolutesl.com/wiki/english-as-a-second-language-wiki/ now... but how do I create an index for the wiki? Do I have to create subwikis in order to cover multiple topics?

Thank you,
-Kevin

    Timothy Bowers

    Hey Kevin!

    Hope you are well!

    1) How do I integrate these three into a single login? The information I'm finding on the internet seems old. Do I need to download a plugin or edit some settings?

    You simply install them. bbPress now has a plugin for WordPress, the latest version can be found here:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress/

    Its really neat as well. I like it.

    2) I have the Wiki on my site at http://www.absolutesl.com/wiki/english-as-a-second-language-wiki/ now... but how do I create an index for the wiki? Do I have to create subwikis in order to cover multiple topics?

    There is a widget for Wiki Pages. You could also use a custom menu if you wanted, would that help?

    Or your first wiki page could be a an archive of links to sub pages, or wiki on other sites within a WordPress multisite install.

    If you wanted sub wikis, you could create them. You could in a multsisite environment with WordPress have:

    english.absolutesl.com
    german.absolutesl.com

    Or something like

    restaurants.absolutesl.com/

    The choice really is yours there.

    If you have any further questions then please let us know.

    Take care.

    tkevingallagher

    1) Well, I'm sort of a noob at all this so I have no idea if I want to set up sub-wikis or not. I don't really think I do. I just want it to work! Are there more specific directions somewhere on what to do after installing the plug-in? The wiki is on my site now, but it doesn't look like much of anything. I want to have categories such as Business English, Grammar, Vocabulary, etc only so that people can find things easier.

    2) How do I set the 'New User Default Role' correctly? Right now it's set as "forum participant"? Will that also allow members to edit the wiki?

    3) Is there a plug-in that expands on the registration set-up so that users can enter more information about themselves?

    Thanks again,
    --Kevin

    Timothy Bowers

    Hey Kevin

    1. I'm not sure what question you are really asking here?

    Our wiki cannot currently be categorised. But using Multisite site you could make it like this:

    Business.domain.com
    English.domain.com
    Grammar.domain.com
    Vocabulary.domain.com

    Not sure if you know much about WordPress multisite, so here is a link to show you how to get it set up:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

    Basically you can create multiple websites, so those websites could be categories if you wish all with a install of the Wiki on.

    2. You can set wiki privileges, I've attached a screenshot for you to see. Here they are as well:

    + Anyone
    + Network users
    + Site users
    + Users who can edit posts in this site

    3. If you are looking for a community set up, then BuddyPress will work real well for this!

    http://buddypress.org

    Take care,
    Tim.