yesterday’s coffee obviously was too strong and my brain wouldn’t go to sleep. so i was thinking about this discourse / wp / wiki thing. You can completely ignore this if you already worked it out yesterday, but i had previously read some stuff on discourse re. WP embedding, and I’m wondering whether it would be worth considering taking advantage of what other people are doing, and doing this the other way around
use nice wp plugin for wiki (sorry, couldn’t help googling and playing around while couldn’t sleep) like
nice looking, ridiculously easy to use etc - easily managed categories, sub-categories and tags etc
i have a sandbox set-up if anyone wants to see (very easy to set up your own)
- also non-attached if you’ve already found a better one laura!
then use the already built and seemingly quite popular plug-in that let’s you optionally send wp posts to discourse
and integrates comments with discussion on the forum
- possible issue - how easy to tweak this to send ‘knowledge base’ content types instead of (or as well as) ‘posts’
then everything would be in sync in both places, but driven from wordpress? If there is a thing to just suck the html from discourse pages, I still suspect that would be better, but if it’s going to be hard this might be an option.
the biggest downside i can see of doing it this way is that we’d have to deal with who has wp access. the single sign-on stuff all seems to be designed to be driven the other way (with wordpress users having access to discourse), and we would probably want it to go backwards . . or risk having another thing that everyone needs to sign into if they’re going to edit / work on documentation.
apologies if this is annoying. don’t let me drink coffee