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Advice on setting up Wordpress as a technical knowledge base

Posted on 2016-07-29
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Hi All

We currently have an unsupported Wikipedia knowledge base at work and I am exploring the idea of using wordpress to do this.

I have basic install and all I want is people to be able to go to the homepage and for this to have an alphabetical link to technical documentation for all IT systems.

My reason for going to the Wordpress platform is that the current Wiki does not support the copying and pasting of contents such as word docs with formatting in it but Wordpress does.

I want the setup to be very basic to be able to create a page for each technical document which loads fast from a single page or maybe listing say 30 links to articles per page.

I have been trying to work out how I create a page and post them alphabetically to the homepage.

Any assistance would be appreciated with this as I have the install, user management etc all covered
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It's a great idea to migrate to Wordpress.

In Wordpress create a new page for each article, then create a new page for your homepage with links to all the articles in alphabetical order. Then Set the homepage as the static front page.

Here's a link that will help you understand Wordpress content structure https://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_Page

Hope this helps!
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by:IM&T SRFT
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Hi Wasimmm thank you for the response

I was hoping there would be a way someone can create an article and they would post as a link directly to the homepage in alphabetical order rather than the author of each page having to copy and paste links.

 have tried a couple of Wiki plugins so far but they do not seem to be much different than just creating a new page
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by:IM&T SRFT
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I have found this article - http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-display-a-list-of-child-pages-for-a-parent-page-in-wordpress/

It talks about listing all child items in the homepage by adding this code

      <?php wpb_list_child_pages(); ?>

I am just trying to figure out where the home/index.php file is and where in that file I put the code

Currently I am looking at how to do the above and specify to put them in alphabetical name order too as I need the users of this site to be able to create an article in the most simple way witout having to copy and paste links etc
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I am getting somewhere now, have come across a plugin called Turbo Widgets and it's enabled me to put  my pages in alphabetical order on the home page, I just need to figure out how to code this to spread the approx 200 links across 3 columns on the same page or limit to say 50 a page.
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by:IM&T SRFT
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Hi Wasimmm,  will close this post as what you said was very helpful and my post has kind off changed direction as I have been learning and finding new features so I will re-post a question based on where I am now

Thank you for the assistance
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