Adding interactive plugins to your wiki

Plugins allow you to add interactive widgets to your wiki like collaborative calendars, chat rooms, YouTube videos, photo shows, and more (full list here).

  • To add a plugin, click “Edit” on any page in your wiki.
  • Then click “Insert plugin” (the button with the funny-looking green icon).
  • Then move your mouse over the different categories to add a plugin.

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Bonus how-to videos: Insert voice chat, event planning, and general plugins (skip to 1:15).

30 thoughts on “Adding interactive plugins to your wiki

  1. I’d like to see plug-ins for playing music on a wiki page. Perhaps a QuickTime plug-in or a MIDI plug-in. Including controls for start, pause, stop, volumne, and a moving play slider.

  2. Has anyone gotten a reply on how to wrap text around plugins and also on whether there is a sound / music plugin available?

  3. I agree, a music plug-in would be great. Is there a way to upload a video WITHOUT first uploading to youtube? the video plugin offers 2 options, but I’m not having any luck when choosing the upload “video” option. The screen never opens a “browse” dialogue box.

  4. Does any one know how to make page names appear on the top of the screen along with Home, Comments, Files, etc., so people dont have to click Show All Pages?

  5. When I go to link to an online video, it actually puts the video on to my page. Is there way to just have the link show up? What would be the benefits/cons of having the video show up on the page versus just having the link there (like Wikispaces does).

    Thanks!

  6. To delete a plugin (such as html or google gadget) click on it and hit delete/backspace. To add games go to edit page. Then click on insert plugin. Go to productivity and any Google gadget. Then, click on the directory link. Type games into the search box at the top of the page. Copy and paste the code into the google gadget box. 🙂

  7. Hi: When I click on the plug in nothing seems to be happening. I am trying to insert a calendar but I get a box with this message:

    Currently, there are no options to be configured for the 30 Boxes plugin.

    It seems to be trying to load something but is taking a long time.

  8. Hi there Francisca,

    The message you receive when you try to insert a calendar is normal. There should be a “Preview” or “Next” button that you can click – that will let you add the calendar to your wiki.

    Best of luck!

  9. Is there a way to wrap text around a plug in? I see the question asked several times, but no answers.

  10. You asked if there’s a way to wrap text around a plugin? I have to tell you that this is not a supported feature.

    However, it may be possible, depending on the gadget or widget that you are adding.

    For example, if you are adding a Youtube video, it’s sometimes possible to make it “align left”.

    See this page for an example.
    http://support-test.pbwiki.com/SandBox

  11. I am trying to set a recurring meeting on the calendar, but the APPLY button is too far down on the pop-up screen to see. There is no scroll bar and no way for me to “lift” this screen to get to the bottom of the box. Help?

  12. Hi Lisa,

    This definitely is a problem. Can you use the “help” link on your wiki to contact me here at Support, so I can help you?

    I’m going to investigate this more, but I also want to make sure you know about the solution as well 🙂

    Thanks for bringing this up,
    Casey
    PBwiki Support

  13. I am trying to insert a calendar to my site. I know how to insert it, but my problem occurs when you view it. The calendar size causes it to be partially hidden under the side bar. Is there a way to “size” my calendar so it’s not partially obscured? Thanks.

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