Creating the main Knowledge base page

BasePress comes with a SetUp wizard which will walk you through the main steps to get your knowledge base up and running. If you prefer to set the plugin manually you can follow the instructions below.

Before starting to use the Knowledge base you need to create a new standard page and insert the following short code: [basepress]. If you are using the new WordPress editor you will find a knowledge base block to use in place of the shortcode if you prefer.
In this page you can place any content you like as for example an introduction to your knowledge base, with text images and any other element you need.

Just place the shortcode where you want the list of available knowledge bases to appear in the page.

BasePress shortcode
Once the page is ready, publish it and add a link to it in your menu of choice.
This will be the entry page to the knowledge base.

Once the page and menu link are ready head to the Settings page and select the page you just created from the select menu and save the settings.

BasePress entry page selection

At this point you can start creating you first knowledge base under Knowledge Base > Manage KBs, add its sections under Knowledge Base > Sections and articles under Knowledge Base > Add new.

The page we have just created will be used only when you use BasePress to create multiple knowledge bases. If you select “Single Knowledge Base mode” in the plugin’s settings, this page will not be displayed but you still need to create it.
The permalink slug in this page will be used for all other pages in your knowledge base. You can set the slug to whatever suits best your website.

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