Featured WoltLab Cloud VieCode Lexicon / Article system (WoltLab Suite) 7.0.2

The VieCode Lexicon is a powerfull wiki for your community!

Regardless of whether you are hosting a topic-specific forum where complex technical topics are discussed, or operate a small all-round community: The lexicon offers a special value for your community! Increase your market value by a central collection of articles, terms and explanations around your community subject.

Compatibility

The lexicon can be operated in WSC 5.2 or higher. A separate version exists for older WSC installations. Existing customers can upgrade to the current version at a discounted price (~20€).

Features

New Features (Version 7.0)

Different views

The lexicon has relied on a column layout for years. We have noticed that this layout is not the optimal display type for every use case. For this reason, the Lexicon 7.0 comes with two alternative views. Each view has a different focus and functionality. The administrator can decide in the settings which view should be used.



Multi-page articles


The lexicon has relied on a column layout for years. We have noticed that this layout is not the optimal display type for every use case. For this reason, the Lexicon 7.0 comes with two alternative views. Each view has a different focus and functionality. The administrator can decide in the settings which view should be used.



Sub-pages


In addition to multi-page articles, sub-pages can now also be created. These can be created statically or dynamically. In the upcoming version, three types of subpages will be included: Text, User List and Images. Additional types can be created via an interface.



Customization


In addition to multi-page articles, sub-pages can now also be created. These can be created statically or dynamically. In the upcoming version, three types of subpages will be included: Text, User List and Images. Additional types can be created via an interface.



Synonyms


In addition to multi-page articles, sub-pages can now also be created. These can be created statically or dynamically. In the upcoming version, three types of subpages will be included: Text, User List and Images. Additional types can be created via an interface.



Mark entries as new


Often you update an article to a very large extent. However, the changes do not automatically mark the article as new. Thus, it can happen that users do not notice these changes accordingly. In the new version, entries can now be marked as new manually.



Change owner


Articles are sometimes created by multiple users or taken over later in the process. However, the entry is still assigned to the original author. It is now possible to change the owner of an entry manually via the user interface.



Article and teaser images


Article and teaser images can now be uploaded. These are displayed accordingly in the tile view and in the entry listing and allow a more individual view of the entries.


Article centric

The heart of the lexicon is its articles. We have spent much time, to optimize the view to bring the content to front. Each item can be easily created using a WYSIWYG editor. We also support a simplified wiki syntax, which let you create headings and subdivisions. In addition you can use all standard functions of the WSC like bbcodes, tags and attachments.

Internationalization

Multi-language communities are becoming increasingly important! We have recognized this trend and already optimized the lexicon for internationalization. Each item is associated with a language. In addition same articles in different languages can be linked to each other. The lexicon recognizes links to other articles and presents your users only links in the language, which has been enabled by your users.

Change management

The lexicon lives of the collaborative creation of entries. In order to do not lose track even the smallest change to an article, the lexicon keeps track of previous versions. In order monitor changes to articles the lexicon provides a way to compare versions. If made changes have not achieved the desired effect, any previous version can be restored. If you are completely satisfied with a version, you can also protect against further changes.

Individualized fields

A lexicon can be difficult to adjust to suit your needs of your community. A car community requires a different knowledge base as a gaming forum. With static input fields you can hardly meet the various needs. For this reason we have created the possibility of individualized fields. You can determine which fields are available, decide their properties and who has access to it. For ease of reference fields can be grouped into one category.
Each box has a certain type. According to the type the appropriate box and format is selected. For better individualization, a special expert mode enabled, where more options are available for each box: validation pattern (regex), PHP output class and more!

System-wide content links

One of the highlights and strengths of the lexicon is the system-wide content linking. If a user of your community writes a new a post, which includes terms from the lexicon, it lexicon will automatically detected and linked to the knowledge base. The collective knowledge is not hidden on any base, but is automatically included in the content. In technical communities, this function can be used e.g. for the explanation of technical terms. Should one member be not familiar with the used term, he only needs to move the mouse over the link and a brief explanation is shown to him.
A special highlight is the integration into the WYSIWYG editor, which is used by all applications. Entries of the lexicon can be actively linked if a question mark before the word while writing. The lexicon automatically detects the input and suggests suitable entries from the lexicon.

Conditions of use

For legal protection, you can create conditions of use for the lexicon. Your users and guests must accept them before they can enter and use the Lexicon. The Terms of Use supports multiple languages.

Search

Never lose track! The lexicon integrates seamlessly into the search of your community and enables an efficient search in larger communities. Of course, the search covers all permissions and language settings, i.e. your users see only the entries to which they really have access.

Moderation

To have better control over the entries, the lexicon offers comprehensive moderation functions. You can determine which features you want to use it. The moderation functions can even be limited to categories.
The lexicon supports the possibility to manual check new entries by a moderator. If one user violates your terms of use in one of its entries, he can be reported in a quick fashion to a moderator. Afterwards the moderator has extensive options, how he wants to deal with the report.
In addition to the general moderation the lexicon offers a quick-moderation feature. A special button is displayed to the moderator for each, which provides access to the main functions. Using this functionality most important tasks can be completed in a quick and efficient way.

Comments

Articles are often unclear and erroneous. To avoid a tedious and redundant communication via private messages or e-mail, a comment function has been integrated into the lexicon. Users can post questions or comments, to which, the creator of the entry (or other members of your community) can react and respond. This enables the continuous improvement of content in your lexicon by your user base!

Categories

The most important thing in a lexicon are its articles. In order to do not lose track of entries you can sorted them in categories. The active category displays all entries, which are located in the current category or one of its children (e.g . if the category "car" is active, the entries are displayed, which are located in this category or its child category "used cares"). The categories serve as a kind of individualized filter.
You can determine whether each entry can appear in more than one category, or if an entry has to be assigned to a single category. Depending on your field of application is the lexicon adapts to your needs!


What you get

  • Lexicon plugin (for each installation, which is accessible to the public, you have to purchase a single license)
    • Available translations: German, English
  • Free bugfix-updates for version 7.0
  • Supported importers: VieCode Lexicon 4.1.x (WBB 3.1 edition), VieCode Lexicon 5.x.x (WBB 4.x edition)
  • Access to the official support (Activation)

Further informations

License: https://www.viecode.com/license


Extensions and Add-ons


Commercial


  • Hi!


    Gibt es die Möglichkeit nur bestimmte Artikel vom lesen auszuschließen? Oder kann man das Leserecht nur auf eine gesamte Kategorie verbieten?


    Grüße v. Seferd

    • Nein, es geht nur auf Kategorieebene.

  • I am using the Lexicon and trying to edit an entry on my Android, but I do not see the same "Edit" and other buttons (like "Add Module") that I see on my desktop. Is this a bug or am i doing something wrong?

    • That is a known bug, that will be fixed with the next bugfix-update.

    • Thank you!

  • Muss das sein, dass Version 7 als Update in der Paket-Aktualisierung als Update für 6.x angezeigt wird?

    • Ich habe darauf, wie WoltLab die Pakete über den Paketserver ausliefert, leider keinen Einfluss. Das System ist nicht optimal und wurde von den Entwicklern lange kritisiert. Hast du im ACP den Authorisierungscode hinterlegt? Das sollte gegen dieses Phänomen helfen.

  • What about the 552 people that paid 29.99 EUR for your other VieCode Lexicon / Article system. A whole 10 Euro more expensive then this version?


    Are you going to get us a discounted upgrade from a plugin that you abandoned?


    I kind of feel we are owed something.


    Edit: Removed the financials. I realized that was petty and I am sorry.

    • The new version of the Lexicon costs roughly 40€. Existing owners of a license of a previous version are eligible to upgrade for a lower price of roughly 20€. WoltLab does not make it possible for us to make more transparent for our extisting customers. We did not abandon existing customers. This is just the first paid upgrade since many many years which includes a ton of new features. The old version will still receive updates. I realize that I did miss to add the new features into the English description. I’m sorry for that confusion. I‘m going to add that as well later this week. In the meantime here is announcement in German (https://www.viecode.com/support/thread/15683-ankündigung-viecode-lexikon-7-0/). Edit: I did update the english description as well to reflect the new changes and to avoid confusions.


      Your calculation is btw not 100% accurate. You are missing ~20% sales tax and ~50% income tax. The number is a lot lower than in your calculation :(

    • Sorry if I was ignorant in my comment. This was the third plugin recently that “changed” and I was irritated, I apologize.


      Not just you but a couple of other developers.

    • No worries. This is important feedback. I did ask WoltLab to change the label of the buy button. They did already change the behavior and it is now visible to the user that it is an update price :)

  • Bitte um Verzeihung wenn ich es nicht finde oder sehe aber wie lösche ich einen Eintrag?

    • Direkt im Eintrag rechts unten bei Bearbeiten. Es gibt in der neuen Version noch einen JavaScript Fehler, der u.U. diese Funktionalität bricht. Ich habe mir den Fehler aber noch nicht genauer ansehen können.

    • Wenn ich auf „Bearbeiten“ klicke springt es direkt in den Eintrag rein um ihn bearbeiten zu können.

    • Ja, das ist dieser besagte JavaScript Fehler.

    • Geht nach Update immernoch nicht.

    • 7.0.0 pl 1 oder 7.0.0 pl 2

  • Was soll man noch groß sagen?

    Seit Jahren die beste Wahl, wenn es um ein Wiki geht, welches nahtlos in die Community eingebunden werden soll. Mit der neuen Version gibt es einige zusätzliche Features, die wirklich gelungen sind. Danke an VieCode für die großartige Arbeit.

  • Super

    Echt Super Endanwendung ;)

  • Absolut empfehlenswert

    Klasse, übersichtlich und wirklich hilfreich für jede Community

  • Nahezu perfekt!

    Ich bin begeistert.

    Danke für diese tolle Arbeit.

    Einen Wunsch hätte ich, es wäre die absolute Spitzenkrone wenn man einen Eintrag mit einem bestimmten Forenbeitrag verknüpfen könnte, eine schöne auffällige Schaltfläche.


    Die Kacheln sind genial!

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