Wiki in a WordPress advice
May 25, 2009 11:34 AM Subscribe
How can I get my website a wiki?
posted by mateuslee to technology (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Sorry if this comes across as a bit ignorant, but I'm not so technical...
I have a simple WordPress website which relates to my work documenting endangered languages in the Peruvian highlands.
Until now the few pages and the blog have served their purpose, but as I sort through the tons of information while I compile my dissertation, I find all kinds of interesting tidbits: photos, observations, stories, jokes, songs, etc. I tag and organize all this stuff in Evernote for my own reference, but it occurs to me that it'd be cool to have a small wiki which functions not only to categorize linguistic observations (eg an organized morphemic analysis) but also cultural ones. It could even be multilingual so Spanish/Portuguese readers could participate too. I'd include this in Wikipedia itself, but some of the information is so precise and exact that I think it'd get lost in Wikipedia (for example, I'd have an entry on the suffix -RAS which denotes the emphatic affirmative, I'd give some example sentences and maybe link it to some audio of songs in which it appears, those songs would be referenced to the occasion on which they are sung with photos, etc).
The big idea is that the community members themselves, when they visit the nearest larger village with internet, could learn how to input data and could grow the site. I think it'd be a cool idea that could play a role in efforts to help these people valorize their own culture and language.
I know how to write Wikis and all that, but am not sure how I could get one into (or linked to) my WordPress site.
I see there is a plugin for WordPress, but I confess I'm completely at loss with this. I think it'd turn my entire site into a Wiki which is not what I'm looking for...
Can anyone give me some advice on this? I will shamelessly promote you in the wiki once it exists.
Thanks a lot!