How do I create wikis?

After you log in to IBM® Connections, you can create a wiki from any Wikis view. For information about creating a wiki within a community, see the Communities wiki help section.

Procedure

  1. Click Start a Wiki.
  2. Type a wiki name.
  3. Optional: Type tags, which are separated by spaces, to associate with the wiki. Alternatively, you can add tags later.
  4. Specify reading permissions in the Read access section:
    • All users: Everyone can read the wiki, including people who are not logged in.
    • Wiki members only: Only people whom you specify as members can read the wiki.
  5. Specify editing permissions in the Edit access section:
    • All logged in users: Anyone who logs in can edit the wiki.
    • Wiki editors and owners only: Only people to whom you granted editor or owner access.
  6. Optional: Specify roles in the Members section:
    1. Select one of the following roles:
      • Editor: Editors can read, edit, comment, create, tag, and like (recommend) pages.
      • Reader: Readers can read, comment, and like (recommend) pages.
      • Owner: Owners can read, edit, comment, create, tag, like (recommend), and delete pages. Owners can also tag the wiki and change the wiki description.
    2. Type the name of a person and then select the displayed name.
      Note: Click the x next to a person's name to remove access for that person.
    Note: If you choose not to add members here, you can add them after you create the wiki. See the topic How do I manage wiki members and access?
  7. Optional: Click Add groups and specify one of the following roles for all the members of a group:
    1. Select one of these roles:
      • Editor: Editors can read, edit, comment, create, tag, and like (recommend) pages.
      • Reader: Readers can read, comment, and like (recommend) pages.
      • Owner: Owners can read, edit, comment, create, tag, like (recommend), and delete pages. Owners can also tag the wiki and change the wiki description.
    2. Type the name of a group and then select the displayed name.
      Note: Click the x next to a group's name to remove access for that group.
    Note: If you choose not to add groups now, you can add them later. For more information, see the How do I manage wiki members and access? topic.
  8. Optional: Type a description of the wiki. The description is displayed in wiki lists.
  9. Click Save.

What to do next

The IBM Connections administrator sets a limit on the size of wikis. Wiki owners and editors can check the wiki's size limit and usage by clicking Index. You can also check the size limit and usage by clicking Wiki Actions > Edit Wiki.

To delete a wiki, open it and click Wiki Actions > Delete Wiki.




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