[development] Content Type - wiki

Keath Milligan keath at keathmilligan.net
Thu Feb 1 15:15:22 UTC 2007

I've struggled with both approaches - trying to integrate with MediaWiki 
and using plugins like Liquid or pear-wiki. I've come to the conclusion 
that integrating with MediaWiki isn't a sustainable approach. It 
requires too much hacking on both sides and the result still isn't seamless.

That said, the Drupal Wiki modules leave a lot to be desired. I'm 
currently trying to improve pear-wiki to my application's needs. Liquid 
appears to be dead unfortunately, so pear-wiki + freelinking seems to be 
the best option right now and I'd encourage anyone considering any 
development in this area to contribute to these projects.

Jason Flatt wrote:
> On Thursday February 1 2007 6:18 am, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>> In discussion of using Drupal for CMS elsewhere, I had a brainy idea as
>> someone objected that Drupal didn't supply a wiki.  Thinking out the
>> idea I suggested that perhaps a content type named wiki could be
>> created where revisions are set and the content is published but not
>> promoted where any authenticated user could edit the content.  A menu
>> block named Wiki could be created to associate the nodes to.  A
>> taxonomy list could be created to help find the wiki content.  Let's
>> see I would need a wiki content filter to apply to WikiWiki words.
>> What am I missing?  Perhaps a theme to separate the main content from
>> the comments in a tabbed display similar to MediaWiki.  What else?
>> Earnie
>> P.S.: I know I can use third party software with Drupal, I'm trying to
>> think through this simplistic idea.
> Third party software is unnecessary:
> http://drupal.org/project/pearwiki_filter
> http://drupal.org/project/freelinking
> The above two are being used on http://groups.drupal.org/
> http://wiki.bryght.com/wiki/wiki-recipe-for-freelinking-module

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