What is this ?
This site is a wiki, a kind of collaborative website, running the Zwiki wiki software. wiki wiki means quick.
Wikis try to make it as simple as possible to write and share useful content, using intuitive page naming and text formatting conventions. Wikis are usually (but not always) wide open and assume a cooperating community. Anyone can edit, add comments, and make new pages on the spot. It is often possible to upload files and pictures and get email notifications as well.
Getting around a zwiki
Zwiki's user interface comes in two main flavours: standard and plone , or it may be customized by site administrators. Some standard links are almost always available, such as "home" for the front page, "contents" for an overview of the wiki, and "changes" for a list of recently-changed pages.
Each page in a wiki has a unique name, most often a WikiName - two or more capitalized words joined together. Free-form names - any word or phrase enclosed in brackets - may also be used here (unless disabled). Wiki page names which appear in text automatically link to that page. Click "backlinks" or the page title or use the "b" access key to see which pages link to this one. You'll also see ordinary links made with bare urls, HTML, text formatting markup, or ZWiki:RemoteWikiLinks .
Some more tips:
Zwiki keeps pages in a hierarchy, like an outliner, which helps to organize large amounts of content. Unless disabled by the site administrator, you can:
If you see a "subscribe" link, you can subscribe to receive comments (or all edits) by email. You can subscribe to individual pages, or to the whole wiki.
If the site administrator has configured it, subscribers may also send comments by mail. Just reply to a mail from the wiki, or send mail to the wiki's mail-in address. Your mail will go to the page named in brackets in the subject (or to a default page).
You will be able to create, edit, rename, reparent, delete any page, upload files and images, and more - except where restricted by the site administrator. Many zwikis require that you set a username in "options" before you can make changes. Tips:
When you save a page, Zwiki formats and links your text according to some standard markup rules. Different rules are applied depending on the page type; they are described at ZWiki:TextFormattingRules. Here is a quick primer for ZWiki:StructuredText (but zwikis increasingly use ZWiki:RestructuredText which has some differences..).
Here are the access key shortcuts available on a zwiki site. See also http://zwiki.org/QuickReference#access-keys :
wiki functions: f show front page c show wiki contents r show wiki recent changes show discussion page t show issue tracker i show wiki index o show wiki options (preferences) h show help page s go to search field page functions: + (in a plone/cmf site with skin switching set up) use zwiki's plone/cmf skin - (in a plone/cmf site with skin switching set up) use zwiki's standard skin v view page m mail subscription b show backlinks (links to this page) d show diffs (page edit history) y show full history (in ZMI) e edit this page x edit with an external editor print this page (and subtopics) q view page source (quick-view) wipe and regenerate this page's render cache go to subtopics go to comments (messages) go to page author's home page, if possible n next page p previous page u up to parent page when editing a page: s save changes p preview when viewing page history: n next edit p previous edit
Find out more
About Zwiki: http://zwiki.org