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Wiki Basic Concept & Tutorial

Last modified by adminhebat on 2013/07/11 15:00

Hello there

In this page we will learn the basic concept and HOW-TO of UNIMAS Wiki. It is easy to understand and learn, so let us take a look at the basic concept first.

  • Wiki can contain one or more spaces
  • Space is where you put pages, so a space can contain one or more pages.
  • Page is filled with content such as text, pictures, links and even videos.

Easy, isn't it? To help you understand better, please look to this visual below :



Now that you've understand the basic concept of this wiki, let us dive deeper into the space's concept. This wiki is divided into spaces. A space is a collection of wiki pages. Grouping pages in a space makes them easier to find and browse.

You can create as many spaces as you want in your wiki and as many pages as you want in every space.

Putting pages in the same space can be useful for the following reasons:

  • Pages located in the same space are displayed together in the navigation treeview
  • This wiki lets you easily create an index of all the pages in a space
  • The wiki's look & feel can be set at the space level (skin + panels)
  • User rights can be set at the space level
  • Search scope can be limited to a specific space
  • The wiki can be browsed by space in the WebDAV view

The homepage of a space is usually created at SpaceName/WebHome.

Learn to create space HERE! 


A page is the basic unit of content in this wiki. A page is usually divided in 4 areas:

  • Action bar (located at the top): allows you to interact with the current page
  • Content area 
  • Panels (either on the left or right of the page, on both sides or hidden)
  • Tabbed area at the bottom of the page featuring:
    • Comments (what people have to say about the page)
    • Annotations (content that people have annotated)
    • Attachments (files that have been uploaded to the page)
    • Page history (every version of the current page)
    • Document information (parents, children, tags, included pages, backlinks)

The following actions can be performed on any wiki page, provided the current user has the rights to do it:

  • Edit the page
    • Using the WYSIWYG editor: this is a rich text editor that allows you to modify the contents of your wiki page easily
    • Using the wiki editor: for users accustomed to writing in wiki syntax
  • Print & export the page
    • Using the More Actions menu, the user can display a print preview of the current page
    • Using the Export menu, each page can be exported in the following formats: HTML, PDF, RTF (for MS Office) and XAR (XWiki Archive)
  • Watch the page
    • The user can choose to add the current page to his watchlist
    • Whenever the page gets modified, he will receive an email notification

Additionally, administrators can perform the following actions:

  • Change page access rights
  • Edit the page's objects and classes (You can find out more about these concepts on XWiki.org)
  • Rename, copy and delete the page

Learn to create page HERE!

Wiki's Main Features

Next, lets take a look at some of the main features of this wiki

  1. Page Editing
  2. Exports
  3. Attachments
  4. Annotations
  5. Watchlist
  6. Version Control
  7. Spaces
  8. Office Importer
  9. Panels
  10. Dashboard
Created by adminhebat on 2013/06/28 16:03

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