The Saga Continues…
WordPressWordPress was borne of initial idea seeding via B2 (Cafelog) in 2001, which was launched by Michael Valdrighi. In 2003, cofounders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little forked B2 and created WordPress, an Open Source blogging and now content management system estimated to power the largest number of websites of any individual product (20%). Through the largest thriving community of any website management system, WordPress has grown to include theme designers, plugin developers, webmasters and site developers. With the power of participants, WP now can power anything from small individual blogs to large multi-user social communities to business websites. Core contributing developers include Ryan Boren, Mark Jaquith, Matt Mullenweg, Andrew Ozz, Peter Westwood and Andrew Nacin. WordPress has just recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary.
WPCommunityWPCommunity.com was started as an extension of Web Developer Tom Ford who found WordPress in the early days looking for a solution to power a group of large websites that had outgrown their flat HTML infrastructure. Needing more features, WordPress was chosen based on another user who was kind enough to put together a comparison chart of several platforms, with detailed information. The way this individual was able to present this side by side comparison using WordPress ultimately led to giving it a shot...which led to massive experimentation to the different things it could do. The heavy and growing demand for assistance led to offering such, bringing us to today. Tom Ford has contributed to various other development agencies including TC Websites, WPMU.org and WPML. (as well as solving countless technical issues and working through many full website builds).
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A knowledge base is one of the best ways to organize information spanning many topics and categories. It’s also useful for providing a first line of support for a product or service. WP Knowledge Base is a new free WordPress theme that lets you quickly set up a multi-product knowledge base using standard WordPress posts and categories. So far, the theme has received only 5-star ratings on WordPress.org.
This responsive theme is based on the Twitter Bootstrap 3.0 framework and utilizes Underscores as the backbone of the theme. WP Knowledge Base includes support for images, forum links and icons that you can assign to the different knowledge bases.
WP Knowledge Base Features
There are a lot of goodies built right into this theme, especially for seamlessly integrating bbPress content:
- Add custom images and icons to categories or knowledge bases
- Individual category archives for featuring single knowledge base
- Archive page for child categories with post featured images
- Knowledge Base Page template for home page display
- bbPress support
- Compatible with several bbPress plugins out-of-the-box, including: Buddy-bbPress Support Topic, bbPress Pencil Unread, GD bbPress Attachments, GD bbPress Tools, bbPress – Canned Replies and Captcha
- Compatible with a number of bootstrap plugins
- Support for Bootstrap Glyphicon icon collection and Icomoon icons
- Custom 404 page
Check out a live demo of the theme to see it in action.
Well-structured and comprehensive documentation is available on the WP Knowledge Base homepage. The docs are arranged, as you might have guessed, within a knowledge base. The theme is completely open source and feature requests and pull requests can be sent via github.
The cool thing is that because of how this theme is structured to use WordPress posts and categories, your data is portable. That means that even if you use this theme for awhile and then want to change to a different theme, your data goes with you.
If the WordPress.org Theme Directory had favoriting capabilities, I’d recommend this one for your bookmarks. WP Knowledge Base is a solid option for streamlining a knowledge base with a bbPress-powered support forum.