How to Create Your Own Wiki With BluWiki

There are many ways that you can set up your own wiki. If you have access to your own servers and some 'techie skill', you can set up one using something like MediaWiki. Alternatively, you can use a hosted wiki. There are many on line. Some are commercial and some are free. This article is about BluWiki, a free wiki site.

Steps

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    Go to BluWiki . Click on 'Click Here to Start Your Own Website' to start the process.
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    Choose what you will be identified as. You will want something fairly unique so that you can be sure of acquiring the domain.
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    Get an account. If you don't already have one, sign up for an account with BluWiki.
    • When you sign up for an account, you will give them an account name and a password. You don't need to give your email address, but if you want to use certain aspects of BluWiki, it will be necessary. If you do, a message will be sent to the email address and you will need to validate it.
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    Look at the toolbox and start on your wiki.
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    Start out with your user page. Start out with something simple. Maybe, it might get your creative juices flowing.
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    Note the toolbar in the upper right hand corner. Here are your tools:
    • Log Out
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    • Page
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    • Discussion
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    • Edit
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    • History
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    • Watch
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    • Go to the site toolbox
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    Create a page. Start a page (or find one) by typing in the name into the search box.
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    Create the page. If you haven't already created the page, start working on it.
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    Check out the FAQ. If you have any questions, start off with the FAQ.

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Categories: Web Writing and eBooks | Wikis