Wiki Pro

Collaborate, discuss, crowdsource and create better content with Wiki Pro for WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress.


  • Fixed: Upgrade now verbiage is showing on setting screen in premium version
  • Fixed: Some settings not saving


  • Fixed: Upgrade now verbiage is showing on setting screen in premium version
  • Fixed: Some settings not saving

Version 1.2.5
  • Fixed: Better usability when restoring from front-end
  • Fixed: Front-end editor styles for WP 3.9
  • Fixed: unable to translate notification emails
  • Refactored install sequence as would fail on large multisite setups
  • Removed: legacy editor code for WP versions < 3.3

  • Fixed: PHP fatal error in default Wiki 404 template

  • Fixed: Auto embeds would not work when using frontend editor

  • Fixed: Front-end editor would not work on servers with output buffering disabled
  • Fixed: Super admins now have all Wiki privileges
  • Added: Improved default front-end css styles

  • Fixed: Editing a Wiki using the front-end editor would remove the Wiki's content

  • Fixed: Wiki pages would sometimes show PHP notices
  • Fixed: Wiki category/tag pages would sometimes display 404 pages

  • Fixed: Install/update routine wouldn't run when automatically updating

Version 1.2.4
  • New: Each site on a network can have it's own separate wiki settings
  • Fixed: Rewrite rules get flushed more reliably now (e.g. when saving settings, activating the plugin or adding a new blog)
  • Fixed: Security hole where a non-privileged user could edit a wiki using the front-end editor
  • Code optimizations and enhancements

  • Fixed: History tab displays erroneous text

  • Preserve post status when editing in frontend
  • Preserve comment status when editing in frontend

  • Improve History tab
  • Make easier to change wiki slugs
  • Fix Wiki crumbs

  • Wiki privileges capability

  • Added class to body of Wiki Pages
  • In Wiki widget limit how many levels are displayed
  • Print styles for wiki
  • Improved wiki styles
  • Enqueue styles instead of printing

  • Wiki URLs made compatible with PATHINFO setups

  • Add missed localizations

  • More improvements

  • Fixed: Screen options and sorting doesn't work in wp-admin

Version 1.2.3
  • Fixed: Incompatibility with Jetpack
  • Fixed: Post notification for wikis created from wp-admin without any revisions

  • Fixed: Some .po Lines dont work
  • Fixed: Trailing slash in slug breaks wiki
  • Order sub wikis and Wiki Widget

  • Fixed: Password protected pages show History tab

  • Wiki Categories Widget
  • Wiki Tags Widget
  • Wiki Tag Cloud Widget

  • Fixed: Wiki paging
  • Fixed: WSoD when Listing large number of wikis in dashboard

  • Allow editors to create wikis
  • Fix: capabilities

  • Styling fixes

  • Default template fixes

  • Fixed: Attachments not attached to post

  • Fixed: Wiki pages with same name URL broken

Version 1.2.2
  • More create new wiki based on non-existent page link doesn't respect hierarchy fixes

Version 1.2.1
  • Fixed: Create new wiki based on non-existent page link doesn't respect hierarchy

Version 1.2
  • Fixed: Warning: Missing argument 2 for Wiki::the_title()

Version 1.1.9
  • 3 much awaited features
  • - Missing wiki template (i.e. now you can link to non existing wikis and create them)
  • - Wiki Tags
  • - Wiki Categories

Version 1.1.8
  • Now works with WPML

Version 1.1.7
  • Wiki Archives (for wiki/). Style with archive-incsub_wiki.php in your theme
  • Note that the subwiki list shows up below the Bookmarks and ads plugin's output
  • Cancel will exit the edit screen
  • Two new widgets: New Wikis, Popular Wikis

Version 1.1.6
  • Fix: Wiki breadcrumbs into title tag

Version 1.1.5
  • Add wiki breadcrumbs into title tags
  • Fixed: Unable to comment on wiki discussion section

Version 1.1.4
  • Fixed: Wiki might reset role capabilities while it's active

Version 1.1.3
  • Fixed: Only List 5 Sub-Wikis

Version 1.1.2
  • Fixed: Sub Wikis ignore ORDER field in Wiki page

Version 1.1.1
  • Fixed: Sub Wikis ignore ORDER field

Version 1.1
  • Fixed: Notification bug fix

Version 1.0.9
  • Fixed: Wiki widget, only top level
  • Fixed: error in wp-includes/pluggable.php
  • Fixed: Pro Site incompatibility
  • Improved working with themes that use custom post types
  • Default template, use it to make your own wiki template
  • WordPress 3.3 compatibility

Version 1.0.8
  • Fixed: Wiki widget, unlimited posts

Version 1.0.7
  • Fixed: Wiki templates

Version 1.0.6
  • Fixed: Rewrite rules endless recursion

Version 1.0.5
  • Fixed: Page formatting for Wiki in Blogsmu
  • Fixed: Wiki revision compare error
  • Fixed: Wiki create issue when no permalink is not set
  • WordPress 3.2 compatibility
  • Fixed: Link button in fronend editor
  • Added: Link to existing pages
  • Fixed: Wiki widget

Version 1.0.4
  • Matching version to prevent upgrade race

Version 1.0.2
  • Slug fix for older releases

Version 1.0.1
  • 'You are not allowed to edit this post' when a network user creates
  • a new wiki
  • Wiki slug added to Wiki Settings
  • Fixed: Wiki default options

Version 0.1.1
  • Slug as an option

Version 0.1
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    • Complete front-end post, edit and upload
    • Full revision history with simple restore
    • Both registered user and public wiki options
    • Wiki discussion boards with Gravatars
    • Embed media files – video, images, audio
    • Comprehensive notification system
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    • "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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    "Wikis are the future and this is the best wiki plugin for wordpress. If you're not using it, you should be."


    Add front-end content collaboration and editing to WordPress with Wiki Pro. Crowdsource everything from fact sheets and instruction manuals to creative writing projects.

    Wiki Pro makes it easy to create everything from a collection of member-managed usage documents to a fandom site for your favorite tv show to gather and discuss information about characters, locations, directors and episodes.

    What better way to engage your users than to allow them to contribute in a meaningful way?

    Activate and Go

    Wiki Pro works out-of-the-box with WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress and adjusts to fit almost any theme.

    widgets-17 Built-in Widgets
    Use built-in widgets to show wiki pages, popular wikis, new wikis, wiki search, wiki categories, wiki tags or a wiki tag cloud in any widget area.

    user-role-1Control User Access
    Limit editing capabilities by user role out-of-the-box, or even by membership level when paired with Membership 2 Pro.

    header-1Custom Titles
    Give your wikis and sub wikis a custom name like “Community Fact Sheet,” “Usage Docs” or “Fan Fact Curation.” Make them yours.

    sort-1Configure Display Order
    Display wiki archives in ascending or descending order by title, order created, title, or randomly – whatever best fits your needs.

    The full front end interface makes it easy for any user to collaborate.

    Front-End Control… Like a Wiki Should Be

    Wiki Pro adds a simple front-end interface that makes it incredibly easy to use.

    Create, edit, review or join the conversation, all from the front-end of your site.

    Manage and track changes like a WordPress SuperHero from the history tab with revision comparisons and one-click restore – just in case.

    Wiki specific tags and categories make a more powerful search.

    Better Search Results

    Quickly sort through hundreds of posts, updates and discussions. Wiki Pro uses wiki specific tags and categories to make content easier to find.

    Dashboard manager and custom post types give administrators quick access from the backend.

    Discussion boards offer clean lines of communication.

    Discussion Boards

    Topic-specific discussion boards give users more ways to interact. It’s like a cloud document for post creation, with commenting, collaborative writing and versioning.

    Make clarifications, ask questions, collaborate on research or share a new perspective.

    Wiki Pro integrates seamlessly with Prosites.

    Pro Sites and Premium Plugin Integration

    With built-in Pro Sites integration, you can limit wiki creation and offer unlimited wikis as a paid upgrade.

    Increase productivity and change the way users interact with content on your site or network.

    Your imagination is your limit

    Wiki Pro is a simple plugin that unlocks the full power of WordPress taxonomies and relationships between post types.

    From fandom sites to game wikis to research collaboration – or just a comprehensive list of all the plant life in your local area – you can do it with Wiki Pro.

    To Get Started:

    Start by reading Installing plugins section in our comprehensive WordPress and WordPress Multisite Manual if you are new to WordPress.

    Login to your admin panel for WordPress or Multisite and activate the plugin:

    • On regular WordPress installs – visit Plugins and Activate the plugin.
    • For WordPress Multisite installs – Activate it blog-by-blog (say if you wanted to make it a Pro Sites premium plugin), or visit Network Admin -> Plugins andNetwork Activate the plugin.

    Please note that default permalinks will not work if you are upgrading from Lite to the Full version. You will need to enable Pretty Permalinks.

    Configuring the Settings

    Once installed and activated, you will see a new Wikis menu item in your site’s dashboard.

    Wiki menu

    Let’s take a look through the settings at Wikis > Wiki Settings.

    Wiki - Settings

    The Wiki Slug is what appears in the URL of the users browser. You can change this to whatever best suits the content of your site’s wiki.

    The Breadcrumbs setting allows you to customize the appearance of the breadcrumb trail that displays beneath the wiki title.

    The What do want to call wikis and What do want to call sub-wikis settings adjust the labels that appear in the breadcrumb trail, and the list of sub-wikis that displays beneath every wiki.

    The How should Sub-Wikis be ordered setting has 3 options to select from:

    • Menu Order/Order Created will display the sub-wikis exactly as they appear in your wp-admin. You can fine-tune this just like you can with your WordPress pages by entering a numerical value in the Order attribute field when creating/editing a wiki or via Quick Edit.
    • Title will display your wikis alphabetically according to their title.
    • Random is, well, random :)

    What order should Sub-Wikis be ordered enables you to set the order as Ascending or Descending depending on what you had selected in the previous setting, and if you create a numerical order for them in the attributes. Note that this will have no effect if you had previously selected the Random option.

    The Wiki privileges setting is so that you can select the user roles who are allowed to set editing privileges. Note that this only affects the front-end setting; if your users have access to your site’s dashboard to create wikis, they can change the editing setting there.

    Wiki Privileges

    That is it for settings, honestly we are set to go!

    The Wikis

    In the admin you can find a list of already created Wikis, if you have none yet then of course it would be empty for now but I’m sure it will not take long for your to fill it up. Go to Wikis > Wikis to see the list.

    Wikis - Wikis menu

    As you can see from the screenshot, when hovering over an item you get further options to edit, quick edit, trash and view. Those are standard WordPress standard features so we won’t go over them again. :-)

    Adding A Wiki

    You can either click on Add Wiki from the page just mentioned or directly from the Wikis Menu:

    Adding a new wiki is as simple as going to Wikis > Add Wiki.

    Wiki - Add New Wiki menu

    You’ll see a number of fields and options for creating new wikis.

    You should be use to this part by now, its all WordPress baby! :-)

    Here’s a quick overview of the Wiki Editor inside the dashboard


    Just like WordPress, do you want to allow comments? This allows your users to discuss wiki articles.

    Wiki Privileges

    Wiki privileges are about who you want to be able to edit your wikis.

    There are 4 options:

    1. Anyone – Regardless of whether they are registered or not. (front end editor)
    2. Network Users – Anyone within your WordPress Multisite installation if enabled (front end editor)
    3. Sites Users – Only people with a role on the given website. (front end editor)
    4. Users who can edit posts – This restricts the permissions to only those with a role which would permit them to edit a normal WordPress post. (front end editor and advanced editor)

    Not sure about roles? No worries, check out our article here.

    Wiki E-mail Notifications

    This allows people to subscribe for notifications of any changes to a given wiki article.


    Allows you to change who the author is. (Yup another standard WordPress feature built right in!).

    Publish module

    Lets you select its status, if its public or not and when the article should be published.

    Wiki Categories

    Just add and check which categories are relevant to the the particular wiki article you are writing or editing.

    Wiki Tags

    Add the relevant tags for your wiki or select tags that have been used previously.


    You can select whether the article is a child of another published previously. You can also set the order.

    Featured Image

    Just like WordPress posts you can also set a featured image. (How this displays is down to your theme)

    Wiki Categories

    Wiki categories are very similar to post categories. You can manage and edit wiki categories from Wiki > Wiki Categories.

    Wiki - Wiki Categories menu

    Just like all the other sections so far these should be real familiar to you (They exist in normal posts).

    In here you can edit existing categories for the Wiki as well as add new ones:

    You can add a full category name, slug and description in addition to setting a category as a parent or a child of another category. When done just click the Add New Wiki Category button

    Wiki Categories - Add New

    Wiki Tags

    Very similar to the category section, except for tags, you can manage and edit wiki tags from Wiki –> Wiki Tags.

    Wiki - Wiki Tags menu

    You can add, edit and view existing tags as well as popular tags:

    Wiki Tags - Index Page

    As well as view popular tags:

    Wiki Tags - Popular tags

    The Front End Wiki Editor

    This was the test Wiki article I made earlier, its simple nothing complex but hey you could be adding images or anything you need really. Let’s go through an overview of the front-end editor


    This is of course the main page content you created.

    Test wiki - Front of Wiki Article

    The Discussion Tab

    This will only show if you enable comments on this specific wiki article. This utilises the WordPress comments system to enable discussions so all those same rules apply here too.

    Test wiki - Discussion Top

    The Discussion Form

    The discussion form uses the WordPress comment form.

    Test wiki - Discussion Bottom

    History tab

    The History tab allows you to see the revisions and also compare them just like in a wiki normally.

    Test wiki - History Top

    As you can see, you are able to restore or compare versions so that changes maybe reverted later.

    Test wiki - History Bottom

    Edit Tab

    Clicking on Edit allows you to edit the wiki article on the front end including options of who can edit it, whether or not email notifications are enabled along with the main body, category and tags.

    Test wiki - Edit Wiki Top

    Here’s other options you’ll see in Edit mode.

    Test wiki - Edit Wiki Bottom

    Advanced tab

    Clicking on the Advanced tab takes you directly to the admin area where you can edit the wiki inside your dashboard.

    Create New Tab

    Clicking on Create New allows you to create a wiki article from the front end.


    There are four wiki widgets you can add by going to Appearance > Widgets:

    The Wiki widget will display all your wikis according to your settings.

    Wiki Widget

    The Wiki Categories widget displays a list of all active wiki categories (categories with no wikis in them yet will not display).

    Wiki Widget Category

    The Wiki Tags widget simply displays a list of tags used in your wikis.

    Wiki Widget Tags

    The Wiki Tag Cloud widget will display wiki tags in the ever-popular cloud format.

    Wiki Widget Cloud

    Examples anyone?

    Here are some excellent examples of people using our Wiki plugin

    You can find those members right here:

    Need help?

    As always, jump on the forums start a new thread for you questions or issues and one of our support guys or gals will be right along! :)

    Loaded with Features

    All you need to create the next big wiki.

    • Works great with any theme
    • Complete front-end editing
    • Ability to be edited by anyone, or only registered users
    • Full revision history
    • Comprehensive notification systems
    • Breadcrumb & widget navigation
    • Wiki specific categories and tags
    • Integrated page discussion tools with Gravatars
    • Great, simple editing functionality
    • WYSIWYG editing
    • Integrated front-end upload functionality
    • Video, image integration
    • BuddyPress and Multisite integration
    • Actively developed
    • Always updated, always supported
    • Guaranteed to work
    • Customised to meet members needs