Editing a page

Last modified by Sakthivel Muthu on 2018/01/03

XWiki is a wiki. As such, the content of its pages is easy to edit and modify.

Edit a wiki page

  • Depending on your wiki's settings, you may need to login to edit a page.
  • Look at the top left or right of your screen. Can you see the "Edit" button?

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  • If you cannot see the "Edit" button, please login
    • Click on the "Log-in" button located at the top right of the page
    • Enter your username and password and click on "Log-in"
    • If you still cannot see the "Edit" button, you may not have the right to edit that page. Sorry!
  • If you can see the "Edit" button, this means you are alowed to make changes to this page. Let's go!
    • Click the "Edit" button
    • A new page opens in your browser. The content of the page is displayed in a rich text editor (sometimes called a WYSIWYG editor, meaning "What You See Is What You Get") or a source editor using XWiki syntax. You can switch back and forth between the two modes.
    • Use the editor to modify content. If you're not sure what to change, find a typo or grammatical error and fix it ;-)
    • Once you're done with your modifications, enter a note under "Version Summary" explaining what you changed. Then choose a button at the bottom to "Preview", "Save & Continue" (save your work as a new version but keep editing), or "Save & View"
  • The new version of the page featuring your edit is online right away! Well done :-)

You can use a wiki for a wide range of purposes. They offer a great way to put content online and share it with others. 

Get started right away! Hunt the typo hidden in this page in order to edit and correct it!

Create new pages and links

One of the main strengths of a wiki is that you can easily create links between pages. Easy link creation lets you create a structure within your wiki and cross-reference pages. Links make content easier to browse and find. This is why it is important to create links between your pages. To create new inter-wiki links when editing a page:

  • In rich text editing mode (WYSIWYG), highlight the term you want to linkify, click on the "link" button, select "Wiki Page...", and choose the page you want to link to 
  • In source editing mode, use one of the options explained in the XWiki syntax guide

Links can be used as pointers towards pages that do not exist yet. When used for this purpose, a link will appear underlined, with a question mark to its right. Clicking on such a link brings you to the page in edit mode. The new page will be created when you click on "Save & View". This way of creating new pages is quite handy since it creates your wiki's structure at the same time that new content is added.

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Created by Vincent Massol on 2017/09/06
   

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