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.
We know wikis are critical to sharing knowledge within your organization! We’ve been slowly building capabilities to share information more easily with our focus on modern pages and web parts. And with that work, we’ve been adding some of the capabilities we hear you want when people refer to wikis (easily add links to other pages or content, add metadata to each page to help people find and categorize it, roll-up content based on that metadata to show groupings of like content, etc.) But we know this isn’t all that’s required to have a great wiki. Many people also want wiki linking syntax e.g. [], we don’t yet support that, but we do support ctrl/command + K from the text web part to search and find pages on your site. We’ll be working on adding wiki syntax shortly. We know you also need easy roll-up pages, maybe an index page, etc.
In short, we’re still working on what it will take to make a great wiki experience leveraging the building blocks of web parts and modern pages. If you have specific ideas about what you need/want, we’d love to hear them. Please add detailed comments to help us frame what you need for our MVP.
I used this suggestion when we moved from a site with a wiki to SharePoint modern: https://sharepointmaven.com/how-to-build-an-awesome-knowledge-base-wiki-in-sharepoint-online-using-modern-pages/ I used the highlighted content widget on landing pages and custom views to collect pages and provide some custom options too. But a more wiki like version of SP would be even better!
S 4 commented
My organisation has now switched to using confluence due to the lack of wiki functionality within SharePoint. The community has been extremely patient but this now needs addressing and implementation or you will loose more customers.
Can you make sharepoint wikis (or even something outside of sharepoint) match the functionality of Microsoft Docs? It has everything we're asking for!
Jimmie Traylor commented
I agree Wikis need to be updated. While I have grown accustom to how SharePoint wikis are lacking, my company is not on board with using them and is using Confluence instead. I like the idea of having one system and SharePoint should be that one system since we are now bound to it forever since going to SPO
Wiki.js and Bookstack are open source, throw them a decent donation and a contribution note and call it a day. You save yourself the embarrassment of working on this for nearly a decade and outputting something that looks like a freeCodeCamp Heroku project (Forms). I know your design team loves whitespace and pastels like we're all using 50' UHD monitors with a 30 trillion to 1 contrast ratio, use something that's already made and user friendly. You're no stranger to taking open source and integrating it (WSL).
I can't believe SharePoint can't properly handle the knowledge center (aka wiki). Along with an intranet it is a starting point for all content migrations for the companies I have worked with. Currently both of the things are hardly achivable with total O365 environment. Insane!
I read today that there will be a wiki function in the "cortex" project. that would be these "topic pages". Will the development for sharepoint online based Solution then be stopped? or are there two Solutions?
"How about the ability to add another "Site Pages" so we can separate the News and Wiki for permissions/template purposes? We can make our own modern page templates and save them for future use, but can't get them into another library. I can't even get the content type to work in a new Document Library. Even that would be a start."
And the link function []
02/2016 working on it
11/2016 thinking about it
07/2017 in the plans
10/2017 thinking about it
05/2019 thinking about it
been dragging your feet on this one way too long.
A functioning wiki is a real deal breaker for technical people. Atlassian Confluence is the way to go.
We'd like a due date!
I miss the Wiki page. :(
Jonathan Bennington commented
How about the ability to add another "Site Pages" so we can separate the News and Wiki for permissions/template purposes? We can make our own modern page templates and save them for future use, but can't get them into another library. I can't even get the content type to work in a new Document Library. Even that would be a start.
Ben Christian commented
Refer to Confluence as a reference for the feature set.
Michael Peske commented
Would really like to see the ability to integrate pictures into the text box. That's a deal breaker for us if we don't have it, as we include pictures in a numbered procedure and can't split the text into separate web parts to accommodate pictures. Copy paste would be even better.
Martin Gagnon commented
An Update please cause we have many business need on this topic
Will project Cortex implement Wiki syntax and/or Tables of Contents?
use the site template from Atlassian for Sharepoint
Martin Gagnon commented
Please see the Atlassian confluence wiki site template .... do the same on sharepoint
Can MS confirm that if we start using modern pages now for WIKI (using all the current layouts) that these pages will be compatible, or able to be converted into the new WIKI type Modern page when it arrives?
I agree with many of the comments below. Something simple and elegant is what we need. We actually love the way the Teams wiki looks (simple, you can copy/paste text and images, etc.) but it MUST be searchable to be functional. Also, we don't want to limit learning to a single team, rather we want this content to live on our main company intranet. We tried the standard enterprise wiki and it was just brutal to create and keep updated. We're now taking an attempt at modern, but most of our wikis require both text and images and the current structure can make that a challenge. It is especially frustrating when you already have the documentation created (in Word or OneNote) and you just want to copy/paste all content (including images) onto the page. Additionally we want accordion features for both text and images, easy linking to other wiki pages and docs in libraries, and the ability to easily add metadata and create views from that data for easy navigation.