Tutorial on creating a Wiki Knowledge Base

If you are searching for a method to include Wiki Knowledge Base on your WordPress website, you came to the right place. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to include Wiki Knowledge Base on the WordPress site of yours.
Well, to make a Wiki site inside the WordPress; three methods are given below.

1. WordPress Wiki and Knowledge Based Theme method

“Wiki Knowledge Base Theme” is probably the best and it doesn’t require much effort. A heaps of them are presented on the internet, “Know How Theme” stands top of them all. To setup, all you are required to do is installing WordPress on your directory or on your sub domain, for example:


After you are done with it, simply activate your “Know How Theme”.
The major negative aspect of using “Knowledge Base Theme” is that you are not allowed to operate it on your main website. For that you are required to set up on directory or sub-domain because these themes are not actually equivalent to your branding, which will make your homepage into the Wiki page.
Although a lot of websites have knowledge which is based on their sub-domain, this isn’t terrible. It all depends on the preference you want to show.

2- Knowledge-Base Plugin method

If a user likes to insert a “Wiki Knowledge Base” to your present WordPress website, the Wiki-Knowledge-Base-Plugin would most probably be the simplest method. Numerous plugins can be found on a lot of websites, but the Knowledge-Base Plugin available by PresApps is most probably the best out of them all.
Just install the plugin and then activate it. When the plugin is activated, it will automatically add “Knowledge Base Tab” in the admin area of your WordPress.
To organize with your documentations properly, Knowledge-Base comes with its own encrypted post and its own category tags.
You are allowed to insert this on your main website, this is most probably the best part about this plugin. Automatically, it will follow your formating and brand style. Well, the downside of this plugin would be: it doesn’t come free, it will cost you $20, although it comes with a free live demo version which will eventually expire after a short of period of time.

3. Knowledge-Base using Code Snippet process

A new method to include a “Wiki Knowledge Base” on your already existed WordPress website or even build a devoted Wiki website is to employ this method, which includes Code-Snippet.
The disadvantage is that it will be required to copy and paste a small amount of code which turn out to be problematic for the beginners in this world. The advantage of it is: it will provide you lack of restrictions, and it’s totally free of charges unlike the couple of options mention above.
Well, the step by step demonstration is below:
To initiate, you are required to install the Knowledgebase CPT Plugin and then activate it. The plugin will make a custom-post-type which will be called Knowledge-Base.
This will permit you to add your articles based on Wiki without any difficulty. You can also organize them in different sections.
If you have a small number of articles and sections, show them on your WordPress site. And that’s where you will have to use some of the codes. Start-off by inserting this Code-Snippet in your specific-site plugin.

 function wpb_knowledgebase() {   
     // Get Knowledge Base Sections
    $kb_sections = get_terms('section','orderby=name&hide_empty=0');
    // For each knowledge base section
    foreach ($kb_sections as $section) :
        $return .= '<div class="kb_section">';
    // Display Section Name
    $return .= '<h4 class="kb-section-name"><a href="'. get_term_link( $section ) .'" title="'. $section->name .'" >'.$section->name .'</a></h4><ul class="kb-articles-list">';

    // Fetch posts in the section
    $kb_args = array(
        'post_type' => 'knowledge_base',
        'tax_query' => array(
                'taxonomy' => 'section',
                'terms'    => $section,  )  ,
        ),  );

    $the_query = new WP_Query( $kb_args );
        if ( $the_query->have_posts() ) :
            while ( $the_query->have_posts() ) : $the_query->the_post();
                $return .=  '<li class="kb-article-name">';
                $return .=  '<a href="'. get_permalink($the_post->ID ) .'" rel="bookmark" title="'. get_the_title($the_post->ID ) .'">'. get_the_title( $the_post->ID ) .'</a>';

The code mentioned above catalogs pretty much all of the Knowledge-Base of your articles under exactly the same sections you filled in.
The next step would be creating a new WordPress page and adding a small-code inside ‘Wiki Knowledge Base’, now save your page simply and preview it.