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. :slight_smile:

    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. :slight_smile:

    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 :slight_smile:

    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.

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