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Welcome


This page is here to help you build your own wiki. I am not going to go into any details because other people have done a much better job. Click on the links for the assistance you need.



Other wikis


Before making your own wiki, it is a good idea to see what other people are doing.
  • To see how wikis are being used in education click here.
  • To see "wikis of the month" click here.
  • To see what is happening right now click [[www:.|here]].


Create my own wiki


First you need to choose a name for your wiki. Make sure you choose a really good name because you can not change it!!! Also, think about whether you want your wiki to only be edited by yourself or other people as well. Make sure you select the right level of protection for what you want to do with your wiki.
  • To make your own wiki click here.


I need wiki help


Many people have created wiki help pages, including wikispaces themselves, so I am not going to go into too much detail, if any. Click on the differnt link to find out more.

Basic help

  • Check out the wikispace HELP page. Most things are covered here.
  • David Warlick's information and guide is also very helpful.

Text editor aka wikitext

Wikitext is the code that is used to write wikis. I know only the basics of this and have learnt my following the patterns and using the David Warlick's and the Wikispace help pages. While I was dubious about learning and using this, I found it really useful when after I have saved a page it does not look like what I thought it would look like!!!
  • Don't be afraid
  • Learn as you go
  • Follow the patterns

RSS Feeds

These are amazing things. Think feed your site with the latest information from other sites. I have RSS feeds all over this site from class blogs with the most recent class notes, national and world news, daily words, cartoons..........etc........etc.... Welcome to Web 2.0!!!????!!!
  • The RSS feed comes from the URL of the feed page. This page will have tonnes of code all over it. Ignore this, all you need is the URL of the feed page. Copy and paste this and then follow the pattern of the code feed.
  • Click here for the code.

The computer wants me to download the RSS feed?
  • If when you click on the link that takes you to the feed, your computer asks you to "download the file." Cancel, and right click on the link and select "copy shortcut". Paste this as you would have pasted the URL. It is simply another way of obtaining the URL. I had this problem and it took me ages to find the answer to this one.

(This was a lesson in: if it does not work the first time, you are guaranteed to find that someone else had the same problem and the answer is lying in a help menu, or FAQs on the site you are working with. Keep trying and course try searching the site or the internet)


Bling for your site


There are so many things that you can add to your wiki. Some are extremely useful, and others, well they are just fun to play with!!

Free Banners and Buttons

Cool Text: Logo and Graphics Generator

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Free Clip Art



    Gadgets Galore

    Check out this wiki that helps with blog bling and so much more.

    Googles gadgets

    There are thousands of gadgets that you can add to your wiki or blog. Just cut and paste the code into the media box and it is done. Here are some examples...








    Related links


    These are the latest links from my del.icio.us account on wikis and related information.
    wiki updates