How to Add a Wiki to a Category
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A wiki page is used for documentation that is not procedural (think text-heavy). Use wikis to convey general information in a flexible format, like a troubleshooting page or a Material Safety Data Sheet.
Below is an example of what a typical wiki page might look like:
Creating a Wiki Page
To create a Wiki page, go to the New Page Creator and select "Wiki." You will be prompted to enter a title for the Wiki.
Once you select a name, click "Next" to open the editing interface for the Wiki page .
Editing a Wiki Page
To edit a wiki page, click on the "Edit" tab in the upper-right of the page. The edit page for that particular wiki will appear, and all of the text, pictures, and formatting can be edited and arranged on this page.
Parts of a Wiki Page
The title is both how a Wiki will be known and the way that people will find a Wiki.
The Title field automatically fills with the name that was provided when the was first created. You can change the title to whatever you want, although this will not change the URL for the Wiki page. It will change the display title on the "View" tab.
Summaries provide a brief idea of the Wiki's content and purpose. They show up on searches and underneath the Wiki image, so they are very useful for identifying a Wiki.
Typical content in a summary includes the date of release, important specifications, and possibly an ID number.
Images help users recognize the topic of a Wiki. Since the image will often be viewed as a thumbnail, it should be simple and free of clutter.
Attaching the Wiki Header Image is quite simple. Once an image is Uploaded to the Media Manager, click on the thumbnail of the image, and it appears where the gray image placeholder had been.
Images can also be put in the Additional Information text box on the Wiki page.
Change the size and alignment of the images by using Wiki Syntax
|This section is only applicable to sites with public editing enabled.|
If the user attempting to edit a wiki has a substandard reputation, the Permissions Manager is prohibits automatic acceptance of edits to pages. Use the slider in this field to set the amount of reputation required to edit the Wiki page. Check out these other pages for complete breakdowns on Reputation and the Permission Manager.
Tags act similarly to any other tags; they increase search popularity by including extra words that many would think of in relation to that Wiki, even though they may not be a part of the title.
To add a tag, locate the "Tags" field in the Wiki editing interface. Type in the tag that you want to add, and then click "Add." Once you are finished, click Save Tags, and those tags will be applied to your page.
Wiki pages are free-format, which means that you need to know a little bit of code (Wiki Syntax) to edit your page. All of the information on this page will be entered in the “Additional Information” text box.
Below is an example of an “Additional Information” text box in a Wiki that conveys safety information.
Refer to the page below for all the information that you will need to get started.
You can also embed other forms of media right onto your wiki page, including videos, Google Docs, and LucidChart presentations.
Wiki Page History
A Wiki's history shows you the entire timeline of changes to that wiki. To see the history of a Wiki, click the "History" tab in the upper-right corner of any document. From here, you can view all of the recent editing activity on a specific page.
The main section of this page is the recent history. It shows all of the edits that have been made to the page recently.
- You can click on any of the edits in blue and it will link to a page showing exactly what was changed.
- The name to the right of the edit shows who made it.
- Clicking it will send you to their profile page.
- Profiles with diamonds to the right of their names are Administrators.
- Some edits will have lines through them and will say "denied" in parentheses.
These indicate edits that were made and then denied using the Permissions Manager.
To organize a Wiki page, go to the “Related Category” field in the editing interface, type in the name of the category that the Wiki should be organized under, and click “Save.”
Note: this section will only appear after you've saved the page once. The Wiki page will appear under the “Related Pages” section of the chosen category.