00. Wiki How-To

Wiki How-To

What is a wiki?

A wiki is a web site that allows collaborative editing of its content and structure by its users.

Editing Pages

Each editable page on Wikispaces has an "edit" button at the top right of the page. Click on the "edit" button to bring up the page editor. The page editor allows you to add text and pictures to a page and to format that page. The editor has a visual mode and a plain text mode.

1. What's the visual editor?
Wikispaces' visual editor lets you see the final look and feel of a page before you save it. It's just like using a word processor. Javascript is required for this editor.

2. What's the text editor?
The text editor allows you to edit the raw wikitext of a page.

3. How do I switch between the two editor modes?
When in the visual editor, click "Use Text Editor" to switch to text mode. When in the text editor, click "Use Visual Editor" to switch to visual mode. You can set your default editor mode in your "My Account" page.

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