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Hi,

We previously set up a Wiki for our site using MediaWiki. Unfortunately due to lack of integration with IPS it never really came to life.  However the idea itself is still a good one for our community. As such, I was just wondering if it would be possible to use IPS Pages as a type of Wiki? Ideally we'd have a user group set up to restrict access to chosen contributors (who may not be tech savvy) rather than it being possible for everyone to edit it.

Cheers

Rich

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43 minutes ago, CanalWorld said:

Hi,

We previously set up a Wiki for our site using MediaWiki. Unfortunately due to lack of integration with IPS it never really came to life.  However the idea itself is still a good one for our community. As such, I was just wondering if it would be possible to use IPS Pages as a type of Wiki? Ideally we'd have a user group set up to restrict access to chosen contributors (who may not be tech savvy) rather than it being possible for everyone to edit it.

Cheers

Rich

@CanalWorld

There is also a "Wiki markup" plugin in Marketplace. with this plugin, you can use some of Mediawiki markups in your article.

 

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Some thoughts:

1. If MediaWiki includes an oAuth 2 integration (and you'll have to check although other users have investigated), you will be able to connect it to Invision Community by setting up a new login method.  This is better if you're needing the full functionality and complexity of a full wiki.  

2. If you'd like to control and offer  a seamless experience completely within Invision, then yes you can enable wiki editing on a Pages database.  Keep in mind that the wiki editing is very basic, so you sacrifice the power of MediaWiki for the unified experience if your suite.  

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On 10/2/2019 at 11:46 AM, opentype said:

But you also gain the power of dedicated custom fields specifically tailored to the content you want to collect and show. I would prefer that over the MediaWiki approach most of the times. 

Have you created a Wiki page using Pages with the use of custom fields and wiki editing enabled? I would love to have a look at it, as this is something I definitely would love to add to my forum. Or do you know of someone that has done it this way?

I appreciate any help with this. 

Thank you. 

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4 hours ago, SC36DC said:

Have you created a Wiki page using Pages with the use of custom fields and wiki editing enabled? I would love to have a look at it …

Yes, I use it in multiple cases on several sites. But there isn’t much to look at. A Wiki page works just like any other Pages database, just that multiple registered members can click the “edit” link. 

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11 minutes ago, opentype said:

just that multiple registered members can click the “edit” link. 

This part is already capable within PAGES? I don't already have PAGES, but I do plan on buying it soon.

I guess I will go with the Wiki Markup for Page plugin, and possibly Infobox Buttons.

Also, if you can set it so multiple people can edit a page, can you only give permission to certain people?

Thanks for the reply, I do appreciate the help.

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4 hours ago, SC36DC said:

Have you created a Wiki page using Pages with the use of custom fields and wiki editing enabled? I would love to have a look at it, as this is something I definitely would love to add to my forum. Or do you know of someone that has done it this way?

This is a Wiki I created with Pages. Almost everything is based on custom fields (even the progress bars)...

https://www.red-dead-online.de/wiki/allgemeines/waffen/lancaster-repetiergewehr-r97/

I don't use the markup addon for formatting because I think it's easier for the users when you offer them forms to input their data.

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5 minutes ago, OliverKapunkt said:

This is a Wiki I created with Pages. Almost everything is based on custom fields (even the progress bars)...

https://www.red-dead-online.de/wiki/allgemeines/waffen/lancaster-repetiergewehr-r97/

I don't use the markup addon for formatting because I think it's easier for the users when you offer them forms to input their data.

Using forms to input data is much easier than using the confusing "wiki" style editing, I agree. 
 

The page you linked to does look great. 

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13 minutes ago, OliverKapunkt said:

Thank you very much 🙂

This is how the wiki-feature of Pages looks like...

wikidb.thumb.png.41d3588e648511769effcd94225368b0.png

If you only want selected people to create/edit articles, just use a regular database and a usergroup with special permissions.

 

I like your homepage block style menu, can I ask how did you achieve it? 

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17 minutes ago, OliverKapunkt said:

Thank you very much 🙂

This is how the wiki-feature of Pages looks like...

wikidb.thumb.png.41d3588e648511769effcd94225368b0.png

If you only want selected people to create/edit articles, just use a regular database and a usergroup with special permissions.

 

Thank you for taking the time to take and share a screenshot. I appreciate that.

I am not sure I understand the whole "database" part of PAGES. If I want to set up a Movie Review section, as we discussed before, would that use its own database? Then if I want to set up a Wiki feature, that would require a separate database?

I would  probably only want a select few to be able to edit JUST the pages in the Wiki section. 

Thanks again for your help.

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5 minutes ago, SC36DC said:

I am not sure I understand the whole "database" part of PAGES. If I want to set up a Movie Review section, as we discussed before, would that use its own database? Then if I want to set up a Wiki feature, that would require a separate database?

Exactly. A page must not contain a database, it can be just a collection of custom blocks and widgets only too, like this https://www.red-dead-online.de/

BUT a page can contain a database too and that's where your content/articles are stored.

For example this is a list of the "pages" that are used on that site and which ones contain a database https://prnt.sc/rzl282

The wiki feature (everybody can edit every article) is only activated on the database called "Wiki".

Other examples for database permissions:

- Every registered member can publish content in the database "Guides" and edit his own articles too.

- But "Videos" (yes, the tube is a pages database too) can be published only by staff member,s because we don't want YouTubers that only come over to promote their channels.

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