A Quick Start Guide

Tutorial – A quick start guide for users new to WackoWiki

This page is also available in German.

A wiki is a website that can be built quickly. Anyone can edit new and existing pages. The database contains information about all changes made to pages by all wiki users. Earlier versions of a page can be restored if necessary. Wiki defining features:: markup – references – changes – version control – configuration and administration

Wiki tips for beginners

Without login you can do: read default pages and follow system bookmark links: Changes – Comments – Index. You can also view wiki source – print – show referrers. While hovering over and klicking links you see changes in the status line of the browser and/or in the URL input field.

When logged in, you additionally can do:

pages: read and write existing pages and linking, add content and format it, use actions, register new users
page handler: work with any page: – revisions – create – clone – delete – rename – moderate – permissions – categories – watch – attachments
general page properties: edit general properties of pages: – title – keywords – description – language
extended page properties: allow: comments – files – rating – html features
administration: configure access to AdminPanel – taylor wiki to your needs and refactor it

The default configuration can be changed for the site, on a per page and/or per user basis.

1. Login

1. At the top right corner click "Login".

2. type in your UserName
3. type in your password
4. click "Login"

Done. You have logged in to your wiki.

2. Add page

Before adding a page you might have to log in to your wackowiki website.

1. Click "Create" under submenu "more"
2. Choose name of your page
3. Click "Create"

Basic Concept: WackoWiki Cluster

4. start writing content into your page
5. choose title
6. save, that's it.

You have created your new page. See also: other ways to add new pages.

3. Edit page

1. Click on pencil in top menu (page handler)

If java script is enabled you just doubleclick on any page to edit it.

4. Add comment

If commenting a page is allowed:
1. At the bottom of a page click "Add your comment" or "Read Comments" if this page has allready been commented

2. add your comment
3. choose a title for your comment
4. click preview or save.

Done. You have commented a page. Also look at /RecentlyCommented Wiki Page.

5. Upload file

If upload is allowed
1. At the bottom of a page click "Attach Files" or "Files" (if there are already uploaded files to this page)
2. browse your file directory and choose file for global upload or upload to page
3. choose a description for your file
4. click "Proceed".

Done. You have uploaded a file! See also: /Doc/English/Tutorial/Upload and /Doc/English/Actions/UploadFiles, /Dev/Release/R55/FileUpload

actions: files, upload
handler: upload, file, attachments, filemeta

6. Formatting

7. Refactoring

8. Administration

8.1. Registration

1. When logged in as WikiAdmin, go to page: https://example.com/Registration

If registration is allowed (off by default):
1. At the top of a page click "Registration"

2. choose a user name
3. choose a secure password and type in your password twice
4. enter a valid e-mail address (e.g. to get updates on watched pages)
5. type in word you see above
6. click "Register me"

Done. You have registered a new user.