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  1. Any old “link-text” you like The “link-text” can be anything.
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  1. Any old “link-text” you like The “link-text” can be anything at all (even a picture).
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Take special note of the last example, above: The “link-text” can be anything at all (even a picture), if you

  • place it after the link’s “target” information, and
  • separate the two parts with a “pipe” symbol (the upper-case character on the “\” key), but
  • keep it inside the same double-square-brackets.

So it’s [[destination | link-text]]

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Q How do I rename a page?

Once logged in, you’ll see that the “login” link at the bottom-left of the screen has become “logout”, and that it’s now the first in a new row of links. The first few of these are just the same as the tabs at the top of the page, but there’s also a new link, “rename”.

To use it:

  • first go to the page you want to rename
  • click that “rename” link
  • a form will come up with two fields in it: one for the group the new page is to be in, and the second for the name of the new page.
  • if you aren’t moving the page to a different group, leave the present group in the “group” field, and just enter the new name for the page in the “page” field.
    • Observe the rules for page-names: NO periods, commas, slashes or question-marks are allowed in any page-name.
  • Click the “Rename” button.

Note that what the wiki actually does is duplicate the old page, along with its history, on the new page, and replaces the contents of the old page with a redirection to the new one. Thus anyone following old links from elsewhere will wind up on the new page. To complete the renaming process, you really should find and edit any old links so they point to the new page, and then you should delete the old page. The easiest way to do this is to take care of it as soon as you’ve completed the “rename” steps, above.

So:

  • After you click the “Rename” button, you’ll be taken to the new page, which will display a link at the top of it, which says “redirected from (old pagename)”. Click that link.
  • You’ll be on the old page, in edit mode (because in normal, “view” mode, the redirection code would kick in and take you to the new page again, naturally).
  • You will want to delete this page, but first check for “backlinks” to it:
    • RIGHT CLICK on the “Backlinks” link under “What’s where” in the sidebar’s “Website Activity & Navigation” area. Right-clicking there will allow you to open the list of backlinks in a new window or new tab (depending on your browser).
    • follow each backlink, in turn, to its source, and edit the source page to point the old link to your newly renamed page.
  • Now you can return to the tab or window where you have the old page up in edit mode, and delete the page. See the instructions for deleting a page, above, in the FAQ.


March 30, 2007, at 04:24 PM by TeganDowling - breakup suppressed code
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  • to add space elsewhere, use the hidden “no break space” special character “ ” (without the quotation marks).
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  • to add space elsewhere, use the hidden “no break space” special character “ ” (without the quotation marks).
February 22, 2007, at 11:46 PM by Tegan Dowling -
February 22, 2007, at 11:42 PM by Tegan Dowling - plain serif; palatino lintype
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  • Serif:

This is a sample of the serif type (Palatino Linotype, if you have it installed). You can specify another serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.

  • Serif:

This is a sample of the serif type. You can specify another serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.

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Q How do I comment on a page?

  • The ability to post a comment is a special feature of the wiki that is available to anyone at any page on the site.
  • Depending on the configuration of your installations, you will find a link or tab, somewhere in the upper part of the screen, that says “Discuss”, or “Comment” or “comment on this page”.
  • Clicking that will open a comments box at the foot of the page.
  • Comments can be removed by users with passwords assigned for the purpose, but they cannot be edited.
  • A list of pages on which comments have been posted is available: go to Main.AllRecentComments?.
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Questions and answers about the PmWiki-based wikis configured and hosted by Emergency Digital, Inc.

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Here are some questions and answers about the PmWiki-based wikis that are configured and hosted by Emergency Digital, Inc. Check the other links in the “Wiki Help” section of the SideBar for additional information.

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  • There is a row of tabs (it’s called the “WikiBar”) across the screen just above the main part of the window - the tabs begin with “View”, “Edit” … etc. - Click the one called “Discuss”. That will open a comments box at the foot of the page.
  • (Note that some versions of the software have a WikiBar that’s a row of links placed higher and at the right side of the screen. They mostly have the same names, and serve the same functions.)
  • Comments can be removed by users with passwords assigned for the purpose, but they cannot be edited.
  • A list of pages on which comments have been posted is available: go to Main.AllRecentComments?.
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  • Depending on the configuration of your installations, you will find a link or tab, somewhere in the upper part of the screen, that says “Discuss”, or “Comment” or “comment on this page”.
  • Clicking that will open a comments box at the foot of the page.
  • Comments can be removed by users with passwords assigned for the purpose, but they cannot be edited.
  • A list of pages on which comments have been posted is available: go to Main.AllRecentComments?.
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Warning: this is the one case where a change you make can actually cause you to lose content from your site!

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Warning: this is one case where a change you make can actually cause you to lose content from your site!

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  1. Click on “Admin” or “Administration” (if a link is available), or “Site.Notes”
    • Click on “Setup Page” or “Setup Links” from within the Admin group
    • Click on the “Main.SideBar” link OR
    • Add your own link to a different WikiGroup’sGroupName.SideBar”, then click that link.
  2. Click on “Site Index” (if a link is available)
    • go to the list of pages in the Main wikigroup and click on the SideBar link.
  3. Search the site for “SideBar”, and
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  1. Look at the lower sections of the sidebar to see if there may already be a link that says “Edit SideBar” or “Edit SideMenu”.
  2. Search the site for “SideBar
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Let’s say you have an existing page named FirstPage, and you want a link on it that will take you to ThatOtherPage.

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Let’s say you have an existing page named FirstPage, and you want to have a link on it that will take you to ThatOtherPage.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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  1. Other than the dot between the filename and the extension, the name should not include any: spaces, commas, periods, question-marks or slashes.
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  1. Other than the dot between the filename and the extension, the name should not include any: spaces, ampersands, commas, exclamation points, periods, question-marks or slashes.
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We’ve designed a place on this site to build the answers to these. In WikiGroup BestPractices, we put these on a page called BestPractices.SiteElements. See the SideBar for a link to the Best Practices area.

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We’ve designed a place on our WikiTraining site to build the answers to these. In WikiTraining.Best Practices, we put these on a page called BestPractices.SiteElements. See the WikiTraining.com SideBar for a link to the Best Practices area.

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If you do not already have software to do this work, see the first item in “Useful Downloads”, linked to on the Main SideBar - Downloads.HomePage

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If you do not already have software to do this work, see the first item in “Useful Downloads”, linked to on the WikiTraining.com Main SideBar - Downloads.HomePage

January 12, 2006, at 12:51 AM by TeganDowling - anchor and link to it
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Q How do I re-size an image file for upload to my site?

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Q How do I re-size an image file for upload to my site?

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If your picture is too big to upload, it’s probably also too big to use on-screen, and, you can resize it before adding it. There’s some help with that in http://wikitraining.com/PmWiki/FAQ (at item #13, for now). If you know that you are going to have pictures, and especially other documents (pdfs, etc) that will be too big to upload, let us know that you want your upload limit raised.

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If your picture is too big to upload, it’s probably also too big to use on-screen, and, you can resize it before adding it. There’s some help with that above, under “How do I re-size an image file…?”. If you know that you are going to have pictures, and especially other documents (pdfs, etc) that will be too big to upload, let us know that you want your upload limit raised.

January 06, 2006, at 08:24 PM by TeganDowling - How to upload pictures
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Q How do I put an image on a page of my site?

First, you have to have the image file on the computer you’re working from - either on the hard-drive or on removeable media such as a disc or jump-drive. You may have to download the image from a scanner, camera, email or some location on the internet. Before you begin the upload to your site, you should know where the image file is.

  1. Edit a page (that’s step one for everything, right?): one on which you might want to show the image in question.
  2. click where you want the image to appear, then
  3. click the paper-clip button, which will put this on the page: Attach:filename.ext (or it might place this: Attach:file.ext).
  4. replace “filename.ext” (or “file.ext”) with the name and extension that you want your image to have when it’s on your site. Note that this does not have to be (and often should not be) the same as the image’s file original name on your source.
  5. Don’t forget to give the file its correct extension (images are usually .jpg or .gif or .png).
  6. Other than the dot between the filename and the extension, the name should not include any: spaces, commas, periods, question-marks or slashes.
  7. Save the page you’ve added the Attach: link to, then
  8. Click the new Attach: link to go to the uploads page, and follow the instructions there.

Notes About Resizing:
Once you’ve uploaded the picture, if you find it’s too big for the spot on the page where you want it, you can edit the page, and scale the image-display down by preceding the Attach: link with %width=XXXpx% or %height=XXXpx%, where XXX = a number of pixels. Preview, change and preview again until you get the result you want.

If your picture is too big to upload, it’s probably also too big to use on-screen, and, you can resize it before adding it. There’s some help with that in http://wikitraining.com/PmWiki/FAQ (at item #13, for now). If you know that you are going to have pictures, and especially other documents (pdfs, etc) that will be too big to upload, let us know that you want your upload limit raised.


November 07, 2005, at 07:26 PM by TeganDowling - note about encryption
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NOTE that the conversion to encrypted text doesn’t occur until you Save the page - Previewing will not trigger the change.

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Questions and answers about the PmWiki-based wikis configured and hosted by Emergency Digitl, Inc.

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Arial: This is an example of the sans-serif type (generally Arial or Helvetica). You can specify another sans-serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.

Helvetica: This is an example of the sans-serif type (generally Arial or Helvetica). You can specify another sans-serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.

Generic: This is an example of the sans-serif type (Arial or Helvetica when available). You can specify another sans-serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.

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Arial: This is an example of the sans-serif type (Arial, if available). You can specify another sans-serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.

Helvetica: This is an example of the sans-serif type (Helvetica, if available). You can specify another sans-serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.

Verdana: This is an example of the sans-serif type (Verdana, if available). You can specify another sans-serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.

Generic: This is an example of the sans-serif type (generally Verdana, Arial or Helvetica when available). You can specify another sans-serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.

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Arial: This is an example of the sans-serif type (generally Arial or Helvetica). You can specify another sans-serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.
Helvetica: This is an example of the sans-serif type (generally Arial or Helvetica). You can specify another sans-serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.

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[Arial: This is an example of the sans-serif type (generally Arial or Helvetica). You can specify another sans-serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.]

[Helvetica: This is an example of the sans-serif type (generally Arial or Helvetica). You can specify another sans-serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.]

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This is an example of the sans-serif type (generally Arial or Helvetica). You can specify another sans-serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.

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Arial: This is an example of the sans-serif type (generally Arial or Helvetica). You can specify another sans-serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.
Helvetica: This is an example of the sans-serif type (generally Arial or Helvetica). You can specify another sans-serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.
Generic: This is an example of the sans-serif type (Arial or Helvetica when available). You can specify another sans-serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.

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Q I’d like a different font

what kinds are available?

The fonts that a visitor to your site can see will be limited to the fonts installed on the visitor’s computor. Fonts come in five general categories or families: serif, sans-serif, monospace, cursive and fantasy. You can specify any font you like, but we’ll need to provide a fall-back generic family name to tell the wiki what to display if your visitor’s machine lacks the font you ask for.

  • Serif:

This is a sample of the serif type (generally Times New Roman). You can specify another serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.

  • Sans-serif

This is an example of the sans-serif type (generally Arial or Helvetica). You can specify another sans-serif font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.

  • Monospace

This is an example of the fixed-width type (Courier New). You can specify another monospaced font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with one of these.

  • Cursive
    • This is an example of the cursive type. You can specify a cursive font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with this.
    • This might show up on your machine as “Comic Sans”, or it might just be generic cursive.
    • This might show up on your machine as “Zapf-Chancery”, or it might just be generic cursive.

  • Fantasy
    • This is an example of the fantasy type. You can specify a fantasy font if you want, but many visitors will be unable to see whatever you specify, and they’ll wind up with this.
    • This might show up on your machine as “Desdemona”, or it might just be generic fantasy.
    • This might show up on your machine as “Capitals”, or it might just be generic fantasy.
    • This might show up on your machine as “Western”, or it might just be generic fantasy.

Q I would like to dress up the font of the text part of my logo.

Can I create something and upload it as an image?

Yes; upload either a .jpg or a .gif. You can create a text logo, or combination image file and text logo with any font you like, and capture it with “print screen” or in some other manner, and then upload it and add it to the SiteLogo in place of whatever is there now. If you use a gif, and set the background to be transparent, then only the text will show up against the existing background color.

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  1. Click on “Admin” or “Administration” (if a link is available)
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  1. Click on “Admin” or “Administration” (if a link is available), or “Site.Notes”
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  1. Create a link to the SideBar of the WikiGroup of interest - that is, to WikiGroup.SideBar - on some existing page, then click the new link to the SideBar.
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First: recognize that “SideBar” (the right name) is not the same as “Sidebar” (the wrong name) - Case Does Matter.

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  1. Create a link to the SideBar of the WikiGroup of interest - that is, to WikiGroup.SideBar - on some existing page, then click the new link to the SideBar.
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  • What the link will show (the Link Text):
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  • What the link will show (the Link Text) - see examples just below:
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  • Highlight the new text and click the Ab button on the editing toolbar.
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  • Select (highlight) the new text and click the Ab button on the editing toolbar, to enclose new text in double-square-brackets; you could just do this by hand, too.
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  • Vertical space: use two or more back-slashes “\\”
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  • Vertical space: use two or more back-slashes “\\” (without the quotation marks).
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  • to add space before the first character of a new paragraph - that is, to indent the text, use “→”. Don’t put an empty space at the margin.
  • to add space elsewhere, use the hidden “no break space” special character  .
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  • to add space before the first character of a new paragraph - that is, to indent the text, use “→” (without the quotation marks). Don’t put an empty space at the margin.
  • to add space elsewhere, use the hidden “no break space” special character “ ” (without the quotation marks).
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Q How do I add white space to a page?

It seems no matter how many times I press Enter on a page, the result is the same - just one empty row. And no matter how many times I hit the spacebar, I still get just one horizontal space between words.

The wiki will ignore extra white space in your text - both vertical and horizontal white space will be collapsed to one unit, unless you use code to fill the space.

  • Vertical space: use two or more back-slashes “\\”
    • beyond two, each additional back-slash adds another row.
    • if the back-slashes come at the end of a row or immediately below a row, they will pass the formatting of the previous row forward to the next. If that’s what you are after, that can be useful, but if you want a fresh paragraph, put the two or more back-slashes two or more lines below the previous text.

  • Horizontal space:
    • to add space before the first character of a new paragraph - that is, to indent the text, use “→”. Don’t put an empty space at the margin.
    • to add space elsewhere, use the hidden “no break space” special character  .


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You may want to

  1. Reduce the actual dimensions of an image, so that it occupies the right amount of space on the screen, Or
  2. Reduce the quality of an image so that is smaller in terms of bytes of information.

Or both (reducing the dimensions will also result in a version that comprises fewer bytes than the original did).

In either case, you may already have software on your PC that you can use to do the job. If you have a scanner or digital camera, for instance, it probably came with some software that will work. You might look through the menus or run searches for terms like “resize”, “resample”, “attributes”, “dimensions” and “reduce”. You’ll need to play around, some, doing “Save As” tests and checking your results to see how big your resulting files are, and so forth.

If you do not already have software to do this work, there is a very, very good, not terribly huge freeware product for windows called Irfan View. See the first item in te “Useful Downloads”, linked to on the Main SideBar - Downloads.HomePage

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You may already have software on your PC that you can use to do the job. If you have a scanner or digital camera, for instance, it probably came with some software that will work. You might look through the menus or run searches for terms like “resize”, “resample”, “attributes”, “dimensions” and “reduce”. You’ll need to play around, some, doing “Save As” tests and checking your results to see how big your resulting files are, and so forth.

If you do not already have software to do this work, there is a very, very good, not terribly huge freeware product for windows called IrfanView. See the first item in “Useful Downloads”, linked to on the Main SideBar - Downloads.HomePage

July 19, 2005, at 10:06 PM by TeganDowling - How do I reduce the size of an image file
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Q How do I re-size an image file for upload to my site?

You may want to

  1. Reduce the actual dimensions of an image, so that it occupies the right amount of space on the screen, Or
  2. Reduce the quality of an image so that is smaller in terms of bytes of information.

Or both (reducing the dimensions will also result in a version that comprises fewer bytes than the original did).

In either case, you may already have software on your PC that you can use to do the job. If you have a scanner or digital camera, for instance, it probably came with some software that will work. You might look through the menus or run searches for terms like “resize”, “resample”, “attributes”, “dimensions” and “reduce”. You’ll need to play around, some, doing “Save As” tests and checking your results to see how big your resulting files are, and so forth.

If you do not already have software to do this work, there is a very, very good, not terribly huge freeware product for windows called Irfan View. See the first item in te “Useful Downloads”, linked to on the Main SideBar - Downloads.HomePage


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  • There is a row of tabs (it’s called the “WikiBar”) across the screen just above the main part of the window - the tabs begin with “View”, “Edit” … etc. - Click the one called “Discuss”. That will open a comments box at the foot of the page.
  • (Note that some versions of the software have a WikiBar that’s a row of links placed higher and at the right side of the screen. They mostly have the same names, and serve the same functions.)
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  • Click on the “edit” link or “Edit” tab (depending on the design of the site).
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  • Click on the “edit” link, or “Edit” tab (depending on the design of the site).
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Although you cannot directly set your own global password, you can set passwords by wikigroup and by page. Put GroupAttributes?action=attr after the WikiGroup name in the browser’s address field to change the passwords for any wikigroup. Put ?action=attr after the PageName in the browser’s address field to change the passwords for a page.

Also, a frequent source of confusion: To remove a password that you’ve applied to a page, you enter the word “clear” in that password field. BUT a page inherits the passwords of its parent wikigroup, so if you protect a wikigroup but want to remove a password from one of the group’s pages, you don’t enter “clear”. You enter “nopass”.

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  • Press your keyboard’s down-arrow key after the word; remove any following linebreaks or spaces you find. Save the page.

Page’s history is gone along with its listing in indexes etc.

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  • Press your keyboard’s down-arrow key after the word; remove any following linebreaks or spaces you find. Save the page.

The page’s history is gone, along with its listing in indexes etc.

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You don’t. You contact Emergency Digital's webmaster to have them do it.

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You don’t. You contact Emergency Digital's support to have them do it.

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  • contact Emergency Digital's webmaster to have them do it, OR
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  • contact Emergency Digital's support to have them do it, OR
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  • Edit an already existing page (or SideBar or other part of the Wiki site - see the two “How do I edit…” instructions, below),
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  • Edit an already existing page (or SideBar or other part of the Wiki site - see the “How do I edit…” instructions, below),
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  • Click on the “edit” in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
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  • Click on the “edit” link or “Edit” tab (depending on the design of the site).
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  • Click Preview; use the whole-screen scroll-bar to compare the code in the edit box with the result.
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  • Click Preview; use the whole-screen scroll-bar to compare the code in the edit box with the result.
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  • Enter your UserName
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  • Enter your UserName in the Author box
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To add something to or change something on the SideBar
Search the site for “SideBar”, find the one you want, open it, and click “edit”, or:

  • Click on “Admin” or “Administration” on the WikiBar
  • Click on “Setup Page” from within the Admin group
  • Click on the “SideBar” link
  • Click on the “edit” in the upper right-hand corner
  • (To add a new page-link, follow the How do I add a page-link instructions, below)
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To add something to or change something on a SideBar, use one of the following methods

  1. Click on “Admin” or “Administration” (if a link is available)
    • Click on “Setup Page” or “Setup Links” from within the Admin group
    • Click on the “Main.SideBar” link OR
    • Add your own link to a different WikiGroup’sGroupName.SideBar”, then click that link.
  2. Click on “Site Index” (if a link is available)
    • go to the list of pages in the Main wikigroup and click on the SideBar link.
  3. Search the site for “SideBar”, and
    • find the one you want (if it already exists)
  4. Go to the HomePage of the WikiGroup, then
    • click in your browser’s Address Bar
    • in the Address Bar, replace “HomePage” with “SideBar”, then press the “Enter” key
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  • So you have WikiGroupName/ThatOtherPage.
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  • So now you have WikiGroupName/ThatOtherPage.
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  • Simply type the full web address in the editing view of a page. For example: http://www.yahoo.com (NOT just www.yahoo.com).
  • To have a link to an external site force the site to open in a new window, append %newwin% to the address. For example %newwin%http://www.yahoo.com creates http://www.yahoo.com
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We’ve designed a place on this site to build the answers to these. In WikiGroup BestPractices.HomePage, we put these on a page called BestPractices.SiteElements. See the SideBar.

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We’ve designed a place on this site to build the answers to these. In WikiGroup BestPractices, we put these on a page called BestPractices.SiteElements. See the SideBar for a link to the Best Practices area.

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Let’s say for the sake of these instructions that you want to lock WikiGrouop WhateverName.

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Let’s say for the sake of these instructions that you want to lock WikiGroup WhateverName.

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3) When you save, you’ll probably be prompted for the password - use either the one you just set OR your global, if those are different.

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3) When you save, you’ll probably be prompted for the password - use either the one you just set OR your global (if those are different).

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5) To check that your passwording worked, you have to exit the site. You may have to close all open browsers to get everything cleared. When you return to your site, one test that you’re definitely not logged in with a password any longer is to try to access your Admin/HomePage (or Administration/HomePage - whichever it may be). Presumably that’s locked. When you get a request for password at that point, don’t supply it, and instead go to your WhateverName WikiGroup and see if you are asked for a password again.

6) Now if have a page in the group that you do want to make available to someone else to read or write, you go to that page, add ?action=attr to the end of the address in the address bar. On the page that comes up, you can put in alternative passwords for the read and/or write fields for the page, OR, to make the page unlocked for one or both activities, you key in “nopass” (without the quotation marks) for the fields you want to free up.

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5) To check that your passwording worked, you have to exit the site. You may have to close all open browsers to get everything cleared. When you return to your site, one test that you’re definitely not logged in with a password any longer is to try to access or edit your Admin/HomePage (or Administration/HomePage - whichever it may be). Presumably that’s already locked, at least for editing. When you get a request for password at that point, don’t supply it, and instead go to your WhateverName WikiGroup and see if you are asked for a password again.

6) Now, if have a page in the locked group that you do want to make available to someone else to read or write, you go to that page, add ?action=attr to the end of the address in the address bar. On the page that comes up, you can put in alternative passwords for the read and/or write fields for the page, OR, to make the page unlocked for one or both activities, you key in “nopass” (without the quotation marks) for the fields you want to free up.

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You don’t. You contact webmaster@emergencydigital.com to have them do it.

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You don’t. You contact Emergency Digital's webmaster to have them do it.

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Q How do I delete an uploaded file?

You don’t. You either

  • contact Emergency Digital's webmaster to have them do it, OR
  • upload something else with the same name to over-write the existing file.

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  • Go the the page where you want to add the link.
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  • Go to that page
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  • An edit box will open; scroll up and down to find the place where you want to make your changes; click there and type.
  • Click Preview; use the whole-screen scroll-bar to compare the code in the edit box with the result.
  • Repeat the edit and Preview steps until you are satisfied with your changes, then
  • Add a brief description of your changes in the Summary box.
  • Enter your UserName
  • Click Save.
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Q How do I edit the SideBar?

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Q How do I get to the SideBar to edit it?

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  • Click on “Admin” or “Administration” at the bottom of SideBar
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  • Click on “Admin” or “Administration” on the WikiBar
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  • Edit FirstPage (see the two “How do I edit…” instructions, above), and in edit mode:
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  • Edit FirstPage (see the “How do I edit…” instructions, above), and in edit mode:
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  • If you want the link to show something different from its actual PageName ThatOtherPage - let’s say you want it to show “Lovely Ankles”:
    • add a “pipe” (a vertical bar, it’s on the keyboard right above the “enter” key) and the Link Text that you want to show - “Lovely Ankles”.
    • Now you have WikiGroupName/ThatOtherPage | LovelyAnkles.
  • If you want the link to show both the WikiGroupName and the PageName,
    • Put a period (dot) between them instead of the “/” slash.
    • Now you have WikiGroupName.ThatOtherPage.
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  • What the link will show (the Link Text):
    • By default the link will show its Page Name, so WikiGroupName/ThatOtherPage will show ThatOtherPage.
    • If you want the link to show something different from its actual PageName ThatOtherPage - let’s say you want it to show “Lovely Ankles”:
      • add a “pipe” (a vertical bar, it’s on the keyboard right above the “enter” key) and then the Link Text that you want to show - “Lovely Ankles”.
      • Now you have WikiGroupName/ThatOtherPage | LovelyAnkles.
    • If you want the link to show both the WikiGroupName and the PageName,
      • Put a period (dot) between them instead of the “/” slash.
      • Now you have WikiGroupName.ThatOtherPage.
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Let’s design a place on this site to build the answers to these. How about WikiGroup BestPractices.HomePage, with these on a page called BestPractices.SiteElements?

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We’ve designed a place on this site to build the answers to these. In WikiGroup BestPractices.HomePage, we put these on a page called BestPractices.SiteElements. See the SideBar.

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Q What are some good things to have in the Group Headers, Group Footers, SideBars, etc?

Let’s design a place on this site to build the answers to these. How about WikiGroup BestPractices.HomePage, with these on a page called BestPractices.SiteElements?

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[[mailto:username@mailaccount.com]] OR

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[[mailto:username@mailaccount.com]] OR

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See PmWiki.Links for more.

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See PmWiki.Links for more.

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You don’t. You contact webmaster@emergencydigital.com to have them do it.

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You don’t. You contact webmaster@emergencydigital.com to have them do it.


Q How do I create a new page?

  • Edit an already existing page (or SideBar or other part of the Wiki site - see the two “How do I edit…” instructions, below),
  • create a link to the new page (whether it will be in an existing or new WikiGroup - see the How do I add a page-link instructions, below).
  • Save the changes to the page you’re editing.
  • Find the link you just created, which will have a dashed line under it and a little “?” mark after it to indicate that it’s a link to a page that doesn’t yet exist - like this?.
  • Click that link, which will take you to the new page.
  • Edit the new page to add content to it; save the changes.
  • The new page has been created. If the page is a page in a new WikiGroup, then the new WikiGroup has also been created.

Q How do I edit a page?

To add something to or change something on a page:

  • Go the the page where you want to add the link.
  • Click on the “edit” in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  • (To add a new page-link, follow the How do I add a page-link instructions, below)

Q How do I edit the SideBar?

To add something to or change something on the SideBar
Search the site for “SideBar”, find the one you want, open it, and click “edit”, or:

  • Click on “Admin” or “Administration” at the bottom of SideBar
  • Click on “Setup Page” from within the Admin group
  • Click on the “SideBar” link
  • Click on the “edit” in the upper right-hand corner
  • (To add a new page-link, follow the How do I add a page-link instructions, below)

Q How do I add a page-link?

Let’s say you have an existing page named FirstPage, and you want a link on it that will take you to ThatOtherPage.

  • Edit FirstPage (see the two “How do I edit…” instructions, above), and in edit mode:
  • Add the Name of the WikiGroup where ThatOtherPage is stored OR in which you want ThatOtherPage to be created (even if the WikiGroup doesn’t exist yet), followed by a “/” slash and the Name of the Page that you’re linking to - in this case ThatOtherPage.
    • So you have WikiGroupName/ThatOtherPage.
  • If you want the link to show something different from its actual PageName ThatOtherPage - let’s say you want it to show “Lovely Ankles”:
    • add a “pipe” (a vertical bar, it’s on the keyboard right above the “enter” key) and the Link Text that you want to show - “Lovely Ankles”.
    • Now you have WikiGroupName/ThatOtherPage | LovelyAnkles.
  • If you want the link to show both the WikiGroupName and the PageName,
    • Put a period (dot) between them instead of the “/” slash.
    • Now you have WikiGroupName.ThatOtherPage.
  • Highlight the new text and click the Ab button on the editing toolbar.

Q How do I link to an external website?

  • Simply type the full web address in the editing view of a page. For example: http://www.yahoo.com (NOT just www.yahoo.com).
  • To have a link to an external site force the site to open in a new window, append %newwin% to the address. For example %newwin%http://www.yahoo.com creates http://www.yahoo.com

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Q How do I encrypt email addresses

so those nasty harvest-bots can’t find them?

The syntax for encrypted email addresses is:
[[mailto:mailname@mailaddress.com | mailname@mailaddress.com]]

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QHow do I encrypt email addresses?

so that evil harvest-bots can’t pick them up and send them spam?

Syntax:
[[mailto:username@mailaccount.com | username@mailaccount.com]]


Q How do I delete a page?

Warning: this is the one case where a change you make can actually cause you to lose content from your site!

  • Edit the page and replace all of its content with the word “delete” (without the quotation marks).
  • Press your keyboard’s down-arrow key after the word; remove any following linebreaks or spaces you find. Save the page.

Page’s history is gone along with its listing in indexes etc.


Q How do I delete a WikiGroup?

You don’t. You contact webmaster@emergencydigital.com to have them do it.

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so those nasty harvest-bots can’t find them?

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so those nasty harvest-bots can’t find them?
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[[hidden-email:znvyanzr@znvynqqerff.pbz | mailname@mailaddress.com]]

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[[mailto:mailname@mailaddress.com | mailname@mailaddress.com]]

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[[hidden-email:znvyanzr@znvynqqerff.pbz | mailname@mailaddress.com]]

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Encrypted Email Addresses

Q How do I encrypt email addresses so those nasty harvest-bots can’t find them?

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Q How do I encrypt email addresses

so those nasty harvest-bots can’t find them?

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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February 26, 2005, at 05:56 AM by JeffBarke - Cleared page.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Last edited by TeganDowling. Based on work by Tegan Dowling and JeffBarke.  Page last modified on November 29, 2007, at 07:11 PM

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