Ever wanted to make a Wikipedia-like website to have a small encyclopedia-like tool for your area, Line of Business or Customers? Most entrepreneurs want to do it but are setback due to the unavailability of a suitable tool. It is the sheer beauty of being able to add, organize, store and retrieve data that makes it a must-have. Let us discuss and set up your own full blown Wikipedia like Website in WordPress with the help of Helpie WordPress Knowledge Base Plugin.
As you are already aware, the uses of a having a Wikipedia like website are manifold. Below are a few that users care about the most according to a recent survey.
- It should have an editor using which you can add data from the front end. It makes life easy for anyone who has knowledge on a topic and who knows how to use a browser to add or update information. This way your knowledge base is up to date irrespective of a person knowing or not.
- It Should be able to find the exact information that is being searched. It should eliminate all the junk or spam data that you would have to go through on the web.
iii. It should have a revisioning system to help you track changes. This helps you immensely with the timelines when you want to know the time of a particular update and also keeps a track of how a topic has evolved over time.
- It should have proper access controls in place. Having the right access to the right users makes sure that the information in your Wikipedia is 100% accurate.
- It needs to “brand in” or gel with your website and needs to look like an integrated part of your website.
- Finally, when running software provided by a third party plugin, excellent support is expected.
If you also agree that above are some or all of the features that you care for in your Wikipedia-like webpage, look no further. Try, buy and install Helpie WordPress Knowledge Base plugin right away. We will discuss more on Helpie below.
Helpie out of the box comes with a Front-end editor. The Front-end editor lets you edit/add articles effortlessly and on the fly from the webpage. You can even select the category that an article belongs to and also add tags to articles from the front-end. By adding proper tags, you are helping boost the search. For a Wikipedia, the Front-end editor is pretty essential as it forms the core of the user experience, where you are be able to edit /add information from the webpage(Front-end).
Live Priority based search
You all would agree with me when I tell having something is of no use if we are not able to find it when we need it. Helpie ensures that you do not fall into such sort of situation with the live priority based search. The search is a live search as the results keep changing(narrowing down) as you enter more and more words. It also a priority based search as it skims through the title, tags, category names, text and rank the results and suggests the most relevant data/article you should be looking at for your question. This ranking based search ensures that all results are appropriately prioritized, giving the best available or possible answer.
Anyone who has prior experience in coding or has worked closely with a Wiki-like software would understand the importance of a revisioning system. It helps you keep track of the updates and shows you which update was made when. Above all, this lets you fall back to a previous version of the if need be, in a matter of a few clicks. Helpie understands the importance of a revisioning system and in its constant endeavor to provide its customers with the best possible solution the revisioning system is expected to be available by the end of this year.
User-role based access control
The user-role based access allows the admin to dictate the access privileges for each user role. Helpie makes use of the default user roles in WordPress like admin, editor, author, contributor and also any user roles that might have got added due to plugins you are using. For example, Woocommerce adds a role called the store manager and such. Anyway, the bottom line is that you can keep your Wikipedia open for everyone or you can require a login for them to access/edit the data. Even after logging in they can be given access only to view, or view and edit articles written by them or all articles. There are a vast number of capabilities with regards to the access control, and it will not let you down in making sure that only people intended to access content get access, if you make use of Helpie features appropriately.
I could keep on writing about how Helpie insights help you understand the strong and weak areas of Wikipedia or in other words; it tells you what content users like the most and what content users do not like that much. It can also show the keywords that users who visited your Wikipedia were searching for and many other metrics like this. Try out the free demo using the link given at the beginning of the article. The support from Pauple on Helpie is just superb, and you could find the testimonies on their codecanyon page. Try out Helpie demo using the link above, and you will be surprised to see how efficiently it handles all that was said above and how well it gels in with your website.