Wikeasi is, as the name suggests a wiki theme, made real easy.Â Designed by Chris Rowe Wikeasi’s simple, clean and intuitive design might make it seem it’s a rather Â simple theme, but there is a lot of power under the bonnet – with it’s content heavy layout still feeling spacious.
It has been one of our calmest, most streamlined theme releases to date part thanks to some new processes we’ve put in place to speed up product development and make the communication between team members more efficient, part due to the dynamic duo behind this projectÂ Mikey and Matty.
So if you are looking to start an internal wiki for your company, or an external audited one WikEasi might be the theme just for you because of a number of reasons:
Key theme features
- Reference management, for easilyÂ annotatingÂ posts and pages, with it’s own dedicated custom post type and a WYSIWYG form button to link the references to content.
- Tooltips on each reference to show information about the reference in the content without taking the user away from their reading.
- Revisions logic, including a list of revisions as well as the differences between the revision being viewed and the current published version.
- Accordion-style sidebar navigation, using native WordPress widgets for the links.
- Customised search box, including search suggestions and an AJAX “live” search, which displays results without leaving the page.Â Automatic redirect on searches with a single result, to send the visitor directly to that single result (this enables quicker access to the content).
- A Dynamic table of contents for each page and post, based on headings within the content (as well as a shortcode for the table of contents).
- Detailed author archives, including an author biography and a list of contributions they’ve made (posts added, posts revised, media uploaded).
- Filter bar for re-ordering posts in the current view (homepage, archive, search) according to “most recent”, “most commented” and “recently modified”. This bar also includes a post limiter to specify how many entries are displayed per page.
- An optional three-column layout via a dynamic widgetized area that appears when widgets are added to it.
- Several navigation systems (the primary navigation in the header, optional top navigation and sidebar widget menu systems) to distribute navigation of various types (categories, internal “about” pages, etc).
Making use of WP core
At it’s heart, the ethos behind Wikeasi is to keep everything lightweight… from the design through to the development. With this in mind, Wikeasi makes extensive use of WordPress core functionality and logic to produce some of the unique functionality of the theme. Revisions management and differences, references logic, the AJAX search and the filter bar all make use of core WordPress logic, with a few Woo tweaks and additions.
We did warn you there was a lot to this clean, simple looking theme. The beauty of it is if you scour over the template files you’ll see the code is meticulous and you really can build something quite powerful on top of it.
For those not needing a Wiki theme it’s still a very attractive theme that you could simplify as a magazine or personal theme. The search facility is optional, and you could quite easily remove the references and revisions logic. We have loads of plans for future revisions, but first we’ll access the update and your feedback.