What is this ?
This site is a wiki - a kind of editable website that is easy and efficient for one or many users to update. Here is more about wikis.
Zwiki is the software running this wiki site. It's pretty easy to use, but the following quick overview may be helpful. If you need more, please see the User's Guide and other documentation at zwiki.org.
Zwiki's user interface comes in two main flavours: standard and (when running inside a Plone site) plone. Try hovering your mouse pointer over user interface elements to see useful tooltips. Standard navigation links are usually available, such as:
- home goes to the wiki's front page
- changes lists recently changed pages
- options lets you set a username (may be required for editing.)
Pages in a wiki have unique names and can easily link to each other. To see which wiki pages link to this one, click the large page title. Zwiki keeps pages in a loose hierarchy, like an outline. When a page has subtopics, these are linked just below the main text. contents shows the full page hierarchy.
If the site administrator has allowed it, you can: create, edit, comment, rename, reparent, and delete pages, and upload files and images. Public zwikis often require that you set a username in "options" before you can edit. Tips:
- Add comments using the comment form at the bottom of the
page. (These might be received by many subscribers - to avoid
that, use the SandBox page for tests.)
- Click edit to change a page's content. You may also be able
to rename the page, change page type, or upload a file or image
here. Also you can enter a change note describing what you did.
- When you save, the text is formatted according to some markup
rules, depending on the page type. Eg, blank lines separate
paragraphs and **bold** becomes bold.
- WikiNames in page text automatically link to the page with
that name. [Free-form names] do the same if enclosed
in square brackets. If the named page does not yet exist, a ?
link will appear, which you can click when you are ready to create.
- When you create a page, it becomes a subtopic of the page you were
on before. In the backlinks view, which also lists parents and
subtopics, you can reparent the current page to move it to a new
place in the hierarchy. Page urls are always top-level, so you
can rearrange the hierarchy freely without breaking links.
- When permitted, you will also see a quick page management form at the bottom of every page. This is another way to create, rename, reparent, or delete pages.
subscribe, when available, lets you subscribe to one or more pages, or the whole wiki, to receive email notifications. You can receive just comments and new pages, or all edits.
Some zwikis also allow subscribers to post comments and create pages by sending email. Just reply to a mail from the wiki, or send a new mail to the wiki's mail-in address. Your mail will go to the page named in brackets in the subject (or to a default page).
Many actions may also be triggered via keyboard shortcuts. Just hold down CONTROL or ALT and press one of the access keys below. (If it doesn't work, see access keys in different browsers.)
f go to front page
within a Plone site
- use the zwiki skin
n go to next page
when editing a page
s save changes
when viewing edit diffs
< show previous diff, if any