This Wiki Admin Guide will help you set up a wiki using web parts. To use learn how to use a wiki once you have set one up, please read the Wiki User Guide.
The Admin Guide presumes you are logged in as an Admin and thus have full Admin permissions.
Wiki Web Parts
In order to access wiki features, you usually Add a Wiki Web Part
to a folder that has been created
to contain the wiki module.
The wiki module provides three kinds of wiki web parts
- The wide Wiki web part displays one wiki page in the main panel of the page.
- The narrow Wiki web part displays one wiki page on the right side.
- The Wiki Table of Contents (TOC) web part displays links to all the wiki pages in the folder on the right side of the page.
Special Wiki Pages
Customizing the Wiki Web Part
To specify the page to display in the Wiki web part, first add a Wiki Web Part using the Select Web Part
drop-down menu. You must be logged in as an Admin to add web parts. After you have added the Wiki Web Part, click either Choose an existing page to display
or Create a new wiki page
Choose an Existing Page
First specify the project or folder where the page is located, then select the page name from the second drop-down list. The title bar of the Wiki web part always displays the title of the selected page.
You can use this feature to display content that is stored in a folder with different permissions than the one in which it is displayed.
Create a New Wiki Page
This option directly opens the wiki editor in the current folder. See Wiki User Guide
The Wiki Module Versus the Wiki Web Part
It's helpful to understand the difference between the Wiki module and the Wiki web part. The Wiki module displays all of your wiki pages for that project or folder on the Wiki tab. The Wiki web part, on the other hand, appears only on the Portal page and displays only one page, either the default page or another page that you have designated.
When you are viewing the Wiki module, the Wiki tab is always active, and you'll always see the Wiki TOC on the right side of the page. When you are viewing the Wiki web part on the Portal page, the Portal tab is active and the Wiki TOC can be added optionally.
If you have created a project or folder with the folder type set to Custom
, you must explicitly display the Wiki tab or add a Wiki web part in order to add wiki content.