I am looking for free extension which would provide me with all the functionality of a wiki. I would like it to be as close to the Wikipedia page if possible.

Can anyone suggest the best way to go about this. would it be installing a wiki separately, then incorporating a plugin, or are there any good extensions out there?

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  • Just in case this isn't the place for my question, i apologise. If it isn't the correct place, i will remove my question. – Terry Oct 5 '15 at 18:22

I'm actually going to answer this as I did not find any concrete solutions.

You have 2 options here:

Option 1:

Download and install Media Wiki on a sub-domain. It's a standalone system which looks exactly like Wikipedia.

Option 2:

Use an FAQ extension, such as Freestyle FAQs. More extensions can be found under the FAQ category on the Joomla Extensions Directory.

Option 3:

Don't use an extension or standalone system at all, but instead make full use of Joomla articles. You can create a category, tags and have you own menu items dedicated to your Wiki content. It will take a little longer to setup than an FAQ extension probably, however it means you don't add unnecessary bulk to your site.

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    Similar to option3, it could a CCK extension dedicated for his wiki - let's say k2, and keep joomla articles for the main content of his site - so it will be a bit cleaner in the backend - plus he could have any custom extra fields he might need for the wiki pages. – FFrewin Oct 6 '15 at 17:08
  • If you choose option 1 and install a separate media wiki site, how do you integrate this into Joomla pages? Presumably you want the wiki pages to show up as content in the Joomla site, correct? – Demis Jan 25 at 3:17
  • @Demis you can use an iframe or if you Google mediawiki joomla, there will probably be some integrations out there – Lodder Jan 25 at 7:49

Similar to @Lodder's Option3, it could be a CCK extension dedicated for your wiki content, and keep the Joomla core articles for the rest content of your site - so it will be a bit cleaner in the backend - plus you could have any custom extra fields or functionality you might need for the wiki pages.

If you do a search for Joomla CCKs you will find a lot of options.

Of course K2 by JoomlaWorks is a an option and generally is quite easy to get familiar with it.

For more advanced things, you could look for something like Fabrik or Cobalt.

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