Wiki Instructions

To edit an existing wiki or to create a new wiki go to the Security Trends Wiki Library.

Wiki Instructions
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What is a wiki?

Hawaiian term meaning "fast" or "quick" and originally an abbreviation for WikiWikiWeb, software developed by Howard G. Cunningham. Today is used to describe a collaborative web site whose content can be contributed and edited by anyone having access – quickly!

Why use a wiki

Wiki technology offers the opportunity to empower the vast global ISACA constituency to collaborate on topics of interest.  This collective expertise will result in the development of useful and practical knowledge that all community participants will benefit from.  

Only members of a group can contribute to the wiki.

How to contribute to an existing wiki

This wiki library provides what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) editing. To edit a page, click Edit at the top of the page. You can insert tables and pictures with the click of a button. When you are finished with your changes you can click OK to update the page. By saving your changes frequently you will avoid conflict with other users editing the same wiki at the same time. If a user saves the wiki during the time you have it in edit mode your changes will need to be redone. Online messaging will guide you through the process. Help avoid this by saving often!

When to create a new page

New pages can be created when introducing a new concept related to the wiki topic or to break up a long page.  The most recent pages created will appear in the left navigation of the wiki. Create a new page by first creating a link to it (below) and then clicking the link to go to the Create Page form where you can start typing your content.

Creating links to pages

Link to another wiki page by enclosing the name of the page in double brackets while editing the content.. For example, type [[Home]] to create a link to a page named Home. If the link you created pertains to a page that does not already exist, when you click the link you will be taken to the Create Page form where you can start typing your content.

To create a link to a page and have the link display different text than the page name, type a pipe character (|) after the page name, and then type the display text. For example, type [[Home|Welcome]] to create the link labeled Welcome that points to the page named Home.

To display double opening or closing brackets without making a link, type a backslash before the two brackets. For example, [[ or ]].

Restoring a page

If you need to restore a previous version of a page, click History at the top of the page. You can then click on any of the dates to view the page as it existed on that date. When you find the version that you want to restore, click “Restore this version” on the toolbar.

Last modified at 9/17/2010 3:20 PM  by Kim Ahmer