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Connecting FlowShare with WordPress

WordPress is a powerful and free content management system. The combination of WordPress with FlowShare allows you to easily set up your own wiki system without investing money in an additional software solution. Simply use FlowShare’s timesaving features to create documentation and conserve your personal know-how or company knowledge with a click of a button.

Requirements: An active FlowShare license and an already working WordPress site.


Making FlowShare and WordPress work together is a two step process.

  1. Extend your WordPress instance with an authentication plugin.
  2. Enter your WordPress address and your user credentials in FlowShare.

Step 1: Extend your WordPress instance with an authenticating plugin

Adding FlowShare as a client

After installing and activating the wp-oauth plugin (the free version of this plugin is sufficient), select OAuth Server plugin in your WordPress backend page and select Clients.

Click Add New Client.

Give your client a name. Since the FlowShare app will be the client, “FlowShare” might be a good name.

Enter

http://localhost:8080

as Redirect URI.

Select a user.

Click the “Create Client” Button and that’s it.

OAuth server settings

There are no specific settings to take care of. Just make sure the server is enabled.

Step 2: Enter your WordPress address and your user credentials in FlowShare

FlowShare needs to know three things in order to be able to export to your WordPress instance:

  1. The address of your WordPress page.
  2. The Client ID of the client you created specifically for FlowShare in your OAuth2 Server plugin page (as shown in step 1).
  3. The Client Secret matching your Client ID. 


Once you have entered these three things, you can test and check whether everything is correct and working. After the successful test, you can select WordPress as your platform of choice for the web export.

From now on, when you select “Web” as export format, FlowShare will try to publish your step-by-step documentation as a post on your WordPress page.
After the export is done, your browser will open the newly created WordPress post for you to review and share.

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