Are you thinking to add a knowledge base section or documentation section in your website? Most of the people start searching for open source knowledge based system or knowledge management software if they need a free service for this. As I said it many times, WordPress can be used to create any kind of website. Hence, you can also use to create a knowledge base website. In this post, we will see how you can use WordPress to create a knowledge base website. So, read the full guide to know knowledge base wordpress solution.
How to Create a Knowledge Base Website Using WordPress
Basically, there are two different ways of doing this without doing any kind of manual coding. Of course you can add custom post type in your theme and get similar kind of section. But I am only going to talk about easier ways which do not need manual coding.
- Use WordPress wiki theme to create a knowledge base website.
- Use WordPress plugin to add knowledge base section in a WordPress theme.
1. Use WordPress Wiki Theme
This is the easiest ways of creating a wiki knowledge base website. There are various themes available. But we recommend KnowHow. You can also check HelpGuru and Knowledge Base. These themes offer everything you would like to have in your Knowledge base website. If you need a free theme, you can go with WP Knowledge Base theme. But do not forget to compare it with options I mentioned earlier. I am sure you will go with premium themes which cost very little but offer value for money.
Just download and install the theme. Nothing is complicated in this. But to use the theme, you will have to create a separate sub-domain for the knowledgebase in your website. You cannot use it in your main website. So, create a subdomain and install it. Then link it with main website.
2. Use WordPress plugin
If you do not want to create a separate subdomain for the knowledge base section, you can use the plugin way. There are various plugins available. We recommend Knowledge Base WordPress plugin or UserPress Plugin for this.
Good thing is that you can easily add this in your main website. Content will match the design of your existing website. So, it will reduce the extra overhead.
If you want to do it manually, you can do it with the custom code by creating and custom post type. But you will also have to create styling of those pages to look like knowledge base. I recommend you to go with the theme of plugin way if you are not good in coding and designing.
If you face any problem, you can always ask via comments. So, comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.