How to Create a Wiki on EditThis.info

Four Methods:Create Your WikiAccess the Administrative AreasMake Your First ChangesCreate Your First Article

EditThis.info is a platform that allows you to create your own wiki project in a few simple steps.

Method 1
Create Your Wiki

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    Visit the EditThis.info website and find the "Create a Wiki" link on the left hand menu.
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    Enter a name for your wiki under "Create a wiki site" and click "Create".
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    On the next page fill out the CAPTCHA and confirm your wiki name before clicking "Create Wiki".
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    You will now be directed to the Main_Page for your wiki.
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    Log in to your wiki using the user name "admin" and password "changeme". Then, change your password by clicking "My preferences" in the top right hand corner and then "Change Password".
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    Set a new password for yourself.

Method 2
Access the Administrative Areas

One of the cool things about running your own wiki is you have complete control over how things are run. EditThis.info has two methods for controlling your wiki, the traditional MediaWiki special pages, and their custom control panel.

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The Control Panel

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    On the left hand menu find and open the "Control Panel".
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    Set an alternate a 135x135 pixel image to replace the logo in the "Set Logo Image" section.
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    Enter your Google Ad Sense and Google Analytics account information if applicable.
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    Modify the permissions to suit your needs under "Rights Controller".
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    Be sure to save each change as you go down the list.

Special:SpecialPages

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    Locate the link to "Special pages" on the left-hand navigation menu and open the list of special pages.
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    Be aware that some special pages are accessible by all users and some only by administrators or higher (marked in bold).
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    Go through the various special page categories and get to know the back end of your wiki.
    • Maintenance reports: These are various logs and lists to help you find problems or special types of content.
    • Lists of pages: Allows you to access a list of all changes or categories.
    • Log in / sign up: Access to the login and create account pages.
    • Users and rights: Allows you to block users, change permissions, view all users, and so on.
    • Recent changes and logs: Access to recent changes, recent images, new pages, and your watch list.
    • Media reports and uploads: Everything to do with uploads and files.
    • Wiki data and tools: Statistical reporting.
    • Redirecting special pages: Redirects, search, and external link tracking.
    • High use pages: Ability to track popular articles and files.
    • Page tools: Import content or view deleted content.
    • Other special pages: Additional pages not covered under other groups.

Method 3
Make Your First Changes

Now that your wiki is created and you have set a secure password for yourself it is time to begin making changes to your wiki.

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    Return to the Main Page of your wiki using the navigation menu on the left of the page.
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    Locate the edit tab at the very top of the main page beside the history tab.
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    Select all of the text and delete it.
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    Fill in the content you desire for your main page. It could be a description of the wiki, steps for getting started, or anything you desire.
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    Click "Save page" and make sure everything looks correct.

Method 4
Create Your First Article

One of the great features of any wiki is the ability to easily create new pages and link to them from other pages.

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    Think of a name for an article you wish to write. For our continuing example we will call the page "Lorem ipsum".
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    Locate the search box on the left-hand menu and search for the article you wish to start.
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    At the top of the search results you will see the page name you search for in red if it does not already exist. Click the red link to begin creating the new page.
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    Fill in some content for the new page and click "Save page".
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    Check that everything looks good and correct any mistakes.

Note: To link to your article from another page place two square brackets on either side of the page name like so: [[Lorem ipsum]]. This allows you to link to any page on your wiki easily.

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Categories: Wikis