10 of the Best WordPress Wiki Plugins for 2016

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There was a time when WordPress was only used by bloggers and small businesses, but now it is used to create every type of website, and one such is a knowledge base website. There are ways through which you can do it such as themes and plugins or a combination of two. We’ll take a look at some of the best WordPress Wiki plugins, free as well as premium ones.

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Let’s take a look at some of the free WordPress Wiki plugins to consider.

Wiki Lite

Wiki WordPress Plugin

Wiki Lite is the wiki plugin developed by WPMUDev; this is one of the most popular Wiki plugins. Wiki Pro plugin helps you create a Wikipedia-style entry for any topic that you desire. The plugin stays in the sidebar menu of the Wp admin and makes your website a functional wiki or lets you add wiki pages to your personal blog. You can also use this plugin to create multiple wiki sites on a WordPress multi install, this will enable any of your users to have their wiki.

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Encyclopedia Lite

Encyclopedia Wiki

Encyclopedia Lite is a Wiki plugin that lets you create an encyclopedia entry, glossary or lexicon, and a wiki. The plugin can be used to create, manage or present a knowledge database that will be fully compatible with WordPress or any other publishing tools. Encyclopedia Lite serves many purposes and is available for free download and installation. The plugin also supports many languages such as Latin, Russian, Arabic, Turkish and more. Some of the features of the plugin include auto-indexing services, easier management, the organization of categories, categories and filtering options, multiple languages and alphabet support and more.

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Pencil Wiki

Pencil Wiki

Pencil Wiki is another excellent wiki plugin to get Wiki features to your WordPress website. Pencil Wiki is one of the easiest to use wiki plugins, you can easily add new roles without any trouble and your users can easily add, remove or edit wiki pages. The plugin comes with the option of templates and widgets, you can choose the one that suits your website. The plugin also comes with a menu on every wiki page and the option on the front-end for the users to add and edit pages, only the site admin gets the access to the back-end.

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Welcome WikiLite

Welcome Wiki Lite

WelcomeWiki Lite is a WordPress wiki plugin that lets the users embed an entire MediaWiki page or section of the page into your their WordPress website. This is the best plugin that embeds content from any pages as it follows MediaWiki protocols. WelcomeWiki Lite is implemented using shortcodes, so you need not require any coding knowledge to work on this plugin, and you can easily maintain a wiki website. The WelcomeWiki Lite plugin can also be used outside WordPress as well but not as a plugin.

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WP Wiki User Profile

Wp Wiki Userprofile

Wp Wiki User profile is a user-friendly WordPress wiki plugin that is used to grab WordPress user contribution to your WordPress website or blog. Although it is not a popular plugin, it is an excellent option as it comes with widgets and shortcodes. This plugin lets you manage your wiki website easily even if you don’t have much coding skills under your belt. You can also add or separate multiple usernames through this plugin.

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Wiki Embed

Wiki Embed Plugin

Wiki Embed is another cool plugin to create a wiki site for your WordPress website or blog. As the name of the plugin suggests, it allows you to pull content from any media wiki website and reformat the content to make it more presentable. The purpose of the plugin is to create a framework for resource management; this is a great plugin for websites with videos as essential elements. Wiki Embed is a popular plugin and is compatible with WordPress 4.0 as well.

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Let’s take a look at some of the Premium WordPress Wiki plugins.

Knowledge Base

Knowledge Base Plugin

Knowledge Base is one of the popular premium WordPress wiki plugins, and it is very easy to use as well. Knowledge Base is a simple and flexible plugin that lets you create a highly functional and attractive wiki style page. Although it is designed for documentation style pages, it works great as a wiki plugin too. Some of the important features of the plugin include super-fast search, multiple widgets, integrated breadcrumb, latest posts, drag and drop knowledge base posts, responsive design, fast support and much more. Knowledge Base is a great plugin, available for download and installation at $20.

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Wiki Pro

Wiki-Pro

Wiki Pro is a premium wiki WordPress plugin; it is simply the pro version of the wiki Lite plugin. Apart from the features that Wiki Lite has, the pro version comes with a lot of additional features such as users can edit the wikis from the front-end as well as the back-end of the website. Wiki Pro lets you allow anyone in the network to edit the wiki. Some of the features of the plugin include, breadcrumb and widget navigation, keeps a log of revision history, works with any theme, video and image integration, BuddyPress integration and much more. The plugin is available for download at $19/mo.

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UserPress

UserPress Wiki

UserPress is a wiki plugin for WordPress that lets you transform your WordPress site into a powerful wiki platform. UserPress plugin comes with some awesome features such as User restrictions, live search, iFrame preview, content flags, front end editor, archives and sorting, broad theme compatibility history and division notes and much more. The plugin allows the users to edit pages from the front-end interface, you can also track pages for changes with this plugin. Given the price of $33 and the features, the plugin seems to be a decent option.

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Wrapping up

So, that’s my overview of some of the free as well as premium WordPress wiki plugins. Hope the descriptions help you in choosing the best plugin for your website. If you found any value in this collection, I kindly ask you to consider sharing it with your network. Lets us know if we have missed any and which is your favorite?

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2 Comments
  • Postcards From Youth
    Posted at 19:04h, 16 June Reply

    Wiki Pro seems like the wiki plugin I need but when I went to their site, it is not $40/yr but $19/mth. Am I missing something?

    • Brian H
      Posted at 08:21h, 27 June Reply

      Hi, It seems WPMU Dev have updated their pricing since we’ve published this article. I will now update it to reflect the change. If I remember correctly, you can pay for the month and get access to the plugin then cancel the only thing is you will no longer get updates or support.

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