What is a wiki post?

What is a wiki post?

This very post is a wiki post!

A wiki post/admin wiki post is a special type of post that can be edited by any user on your forum!

How do I create (or remove) a wiki post?
To turn a regular post into a wiki post you need to be a Leader and/or moderator/admin privileges.

However normal users may also make their post Wiki, provided their trust level is TL3 (Regular).

To create a wiki post just select the wrench icon

and then click the Make Wiki button

If a post is already a wiki, instead of the Make Wiki button, the Remove Wiki button will appear.

How can I recognize a wiki post from a regular post?
By default, new users at Trust Level 0 can not edit wiki posts. They will see only a green pencil icon at the top right of the wiki posts.

When users are able to edit the wiki posts, in addition to the pencil, they will notice that the Reply button has been de-emphasised in favor of the Edit button

Clicking on the pencil produces no effect unless the post has been modified.
In this case, the number of changes made since the creation of the wiki will also appear

  • clicking that icon, a user not enabled to create wiki posts will be able to see the revisions that have been made to the post:

  • a user enabled to create wiki posts will also see the Edit Wiki buttons:

  • Moderators and Admins are able roll back and hide edits.

Properties of Wiki Posts

  • Takes advantage of Discourse’s built in revisions.
  • If two users are editing the post at the same time, the latest save becomes the latest revision, thus overwriting the contents of the previous save.
  • Any post of a topic can be transformed manually into a wiki. It does not necessarily have to be the original post.
  • Admins and mods can lock edits to a wiki post (or any kind of post) by clicking the wrench button at the bottom of the post, and selecting “Lock Post”. You can re enable edits by clicking “Unlock Post”.



Currently NOT supported in Wiki Posts

  • Simultaneous editing
  • Footnotes

@NateDhaliwal what’s a wiki?

A wiki is a post where TL2s and above can edit, it’s like a ‘everyone-can-edit’ post
TL3s can make their own post a wiki, but TL4s can make anyone’s post a wiki.


Hey @HenryMiles3 great question!

A wiki is a piece of info anyone can edit (Like NateDhaliwal said) it’s like Wikipedia. If it’s a resource or guide usually it’s good to make it a wiki so if info is wrong or if someone wants to add something it can be nice to have it as a wiki. Also like NateDhaliwal said, a wiki is a post where TL2+ can edit. TL3+ can make their own post a wiki. TL4+ can make anyone’s post a wiki.

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