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A Total Revamp for Wikis

Could we please have the ability to create Wikis in SharePoint that look like TechNet or Wikipedia? Please try to make things more simple. Do not over complicate it again.

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      • Nathan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It seems the modern pages don't allow for easily creating a wiki library, and the old wiki web part looks out-of-date. We are about to create a new knowledge base on how to use SharePoint and O365.
        Management wants to us to use the technology we are promoting (SharePoint) and not resort to ServiceNow or another tool. Yet the Wiki pages look so out-of-date and conversion to modern view isn't even on the roadmap. It looks like we will just go ahead and use the classic-look wiki webpart and have that as the face of SharePoint for our organisation. Not ideal.

      • Sarnst commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        copy paste images would already be a massive benefit..... or use OneNote

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Make look like Technet or extend the Teams wiki that is also very useful. Also think about a location feature to show wiki articles all over the O365 landscape. Imagine what you can do with such a functionality!

      • Vince Jennings commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        page categorisation is very lacking in the SharePoint wiki, can something be done about this also?

      • Kazzan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I hope, that wiki will be also nice like others new document libraries.

      • Garrett H commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want the docs layout for the sharepoint wiki. It's so clean and it is organized well. I am literally trying to recreate it by hand. Just make this a thing.

      • Elissa Klotz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The SharePoint Wiki is more of web publishing platform than an actual wiki. I would like to see more web publishing pieces added. A traditional wiki is not needed, but a configurable cookie cutter UI that allows users to pick the design of the site or subsites.... Choices like MediaWiki, WordPress, Ektron, etc would really allow users to manage the sites as per their media needs.

      • Debanshu Debroy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sharepoint needs to think about how its customers can migrate what they built on classic site to modern site. Organizations spent lot of effort to build wiki sites in classic site. We can't expect them to redo the whole effort to migrate to Modern site.

      • Adrian Goneau commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are using classic enterprise wikis for a large documentation site with a ton of custom navigation. There is no path to "modern" for us. Please give us some way to convert these pages to modern pages and a way to create complex navigation.

      • Alex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


        Yes, Microsoft Document pages were the ideal wiki for SharePoint :-)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        O365's current wiki works basically like a less functional version of One Notes.


        see for how a wiki should work.
        use mediawiki's as inspiration for
        Rapid TOC and page creation.

        Improve on Mediawiki by...
        Adding drag and drop for files in the active page .
        Copy and pasting images in to page content flow.
        Allowing for more text formatting options.
        Improve wiki user permissions.

      • Roy F commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just tried to create and use Sharepoint wiki pages todayand I quickly hit the lack of support for a page TOC and linking to content in other pages. Wow! I will have to kep my wiki pages in Confluence and link to those pages from our O365 content. Perhaps in a year things will be better.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm a CTO investigating SharePoint for our enterprise. I have a team that updates our public website hosted on WordPress, a team that writes our web-based software products in C#.NET/MVC, and our entire IT team uses Atlassian Confluence and Jira in conjunction with TFS. So, we're not Microsoft haters by any means.

        Imagine my disappointment when I looked at Office 365 SharePoint for the non-IT staff and found that Confluence - a product that costs $10/month for up to 10 users! - runs circles around MS Sharepoint's Wiki. No only the Wiki, but the entire SharePoint product is embarassingly poor and subpar for Microsoft. Unfortunately, it doesn't even stop there. The whole of the O365 suite (Teams, Skype, Planner, and related apps appear to be a hodge-podge of poorly integrated applications. Microsoft, what happened?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be nice to know if this is going to end up on the roadmap or not. We are in the process of retiring Confluence, and we were considering using SharePoint as a replacement. The current Wiki feature is far too antiquated for us to even consider using it though, especially since everything else in our sites is leveraging the modern architecture. We are unwilling to implement something that would provide a very inconsistent experience for our end-users.

      • Mo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can't believe this hasn't been done yet. The current SharePoint wiki is dreadful... This is forcing us to turn to alternative solutions like Confluence.

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