Wiki Training

1. Log in

Click “Log In” in the top right corner.   All log-ins are through ONID.  You cannot reset your password in the wiki.
Enter your ONID account username and password and click the Log In button.

You should now see your name in the top right corner. 

2. Your Personal Space

Everyone with a wiki account has a personal space.

To access your personal space, click on your name in the top right corner to see a menu and choose "Personal space"


3. Edit a page

On the page you wish to edit, click on “Edit” at the top right of the screen

This opens a new page with a row of small icons at the top.  This is the “editor” in which you can create your content.

Use the icons at the top of the editing box to add styles such as bold or italics, font colors, and bullLIT to your text.

When you are done, click the “Save” button on the bottom left of the screen.  If you want people who are "watching the page" to see the changes, click the box beside "Notify watchers"

4. Create a new page

Create a new page or a child page by clicking on the orange "Create" button at the top left of the screen

Type a Page title and begin to add content to your page.

Wiki pages are organized hierarchically.  When you make a page from another page, that new page is called a “child page”. 

Click "Save" to save your page.

Highlight the text you want to turn into a link and then click on the icon that looks like a chain link

This dialog box appears.   You can link to another page in the wiki, to an external web page, or to attached files in the wiki (see below)

Click "Insert"

“Save” your page using the button in the bottom right.

6. Add an image to your page

You can insert images, or drag and drop images into your pages

Insert images

Click on the icon that looks like a mountain with a sun.

This brings up a dialog box: 

Choose images that are already attached to the page, images that you search for on the web or on other pages, or upload files from your computer.

Then click " Insert"

Dragging and dropping images

If you have an image on your computer, for example, a screen shot you can put your cursor in the page where you want the image, then drag and drop the image into your page.

Click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page.

7. Add an attachment

Files, such as images or documents, can be “attached” to wiki pages. 

To attach something to a page, you need to upload it from your computer to the wiki.

Click on the three dots on the top right, which opens up a drop down menu.
Select “Attachments”.

You can upload files from your computer by clicking "Choose File" and then click "Attach"

You can also choose to drag and drop files to attach them.


Then click on the “Attach” button.

The file is attached to your page  - you can delete files from here.

To return to the main page, click on “View” in the top right.

To navigate to all of the attachments you add to a particular page you can click on the three dots.   Files are attached to particular pages and can’t be viewed from other pages unless you link them as a Web Link.

8. Downloading and editing attachments

Open the list of attachments by clicking on the three dots in the top right and then “Attachments”.

The Edit link to the right of the file requires plugins that are not currently installed.

If you need to open or edit an attachment in the wiki, the best thing to do is click on the file name from the list on this page, save the file to your computer, and then make your changes.

After you finish editing the file, you will need to upload the new version

The wiki will automatically keep previous versions for you.

9. Linking to attachments from a page

Attachments to a page do not appear in the body of a page by default. If you want them to appear directly on the page, you must manually link them:

Click on “Edit” in the top right.

Click on the link icon.  

Select “Files" from the left-hand menu.  You should see the file you attached listed there. 

Select the file name and then click the “Insert” button. 

Click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page.

10. Permissions

Permissions are inherited, so if you create a child page it will have the same restrictions as the top level page by default.  You can add additional restrictions, but you can’t grant additional permissions to those that have already been restricted by the parent page.

Permissions can also be set at the space level (for the whole space).  You won’t normally be able to do this unless you are a Space Administrator.

11. Wiki markup

If you want to see the source code for the pages you are editing, you can switch to the Source Editor view. 

“Edit” the page. 

Click on the < > symbols at the top right of the page

This will open a new window called Source Editor. 

If you make changes, click "Apply" or click “Cancel” to go back to the page you were editing.

12. Macros

Click to open a drop down menu to open more options.  

One useful macro is Table of Contents. You can have a list or a flat table of contents (like the example on this page). You can specify other aspects of look and feel, as well.

Wiki TrainingNavigation map example

Click "Insert"

Additional macros can be found by clicking on "Other Macros"

Panels examples: /wiki/spaces/LibAdmin/overview, LIT; Library Spaces 

Navigation map example 

A list of default macros can be found in the documentation:

LIT may have to enable the macros - also not all of them are free.

13. Space Administration

Since you are the admin of your personal space, we will use that as an example for several things you can do as an admin

In the bottom left, click on “Space tools” and then “Permissions”

Setting permissions for the whole space:

Use the check boxes to control which people can view or edit your space.

Click on the “Edit Permissions” button to give or remove permissions.  Click on the magnifying glass to search for people by name and then add them.

Changing themes:

Themes control the layout and menus in your space.

In the left-hand menu click on “Themes”

Use the check boxes to try out different themes.

Set your theme back to “Left Navigation Theme” when you are done.

14. Organization of Pages

Within a space, the wiki pages are organized in a tree-like structure or hierarchy. Click the three dots (meaning "more") on the top right of the page

Click "View in Hierarchy"  to see the structure of the pages in the space you are editing.

You can drag and drop pages here to reorganize, or you can organize the pages in alphabetical order.

15. Dashboard

Click on “Oregon State University Libraries & Press” on the top left to return to the main wiki home page.  The left hand column can be minimized by clicking the << at the bottom of the column. To reopen this navigation column, click >> to expand it.

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