I'm not sure either, but I'll be requesting that they are disabled at site-wide level unless I can find a valid use for having them in addition to HTML format. Anyone?
Nwiki format is the Mediawiki-like markup language used in the contributed Nwiki module. Creole is a common wiki markup language used in other wikis such as TiddlyWiki and MoinMoin (see Creole format for syntax examples).
Mark, as far as I know, it's not possible in the Moodle UI to disable these wiki formats site-wide.
I read the posts and the linked docs but still not sure what the actual differences are between the Creole and nWiki formats. I created a sample Wiki in each and could not see a physical difference. Menus at top seemed to be identical.
Is it more of a code behind the scenes thing that only an Admin would be concerned about?
Since I am currently the Admin and the Course Creator and will be creating quite a few courses soon I would like to select one and then ask others to stick with the same format. If they are pretty much the same then my primary criteria would probably be "Which is the most stable and compatible with Moodle 2.0"?
As I understand it, the creator of a Wiki can "force format" to disable unwanted formats to appear. I have not tested this extensively though...
Edit the settings of the Wiki. Set the Default format to what you want and/or Force format if needed. Here is what you are looking for:
since the parser (HTML, nwiki, creole ) are chosen by the teacher when setting up the wiki activity makes no sense to constraint them sitewide. Let the teacher decide (speaking as teacher )
Mary! Thank you for posting this question was just about to do the same myself.....will now proceed to learn how to do it! Did you manage it....is it better than OU wiki (which I was very fond of!)
Is there an answer to Mary's question?
I know this post has been posted a year ago. But i wanna know whether you all got the answer or not