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A wiki is a web-based document editing and viewing tool. Wikis allow projects to create documentation easily and quickly using a standardized syntax to simplify the documentation process. Special wiki formatting abstracts from users the need to know HTML or other related technologies and concentrate on the core goal of generating documents.
Accessing the Wiki
To get to a project's wiki, use the Wiki menu visible when visiting the project on SourceForge.net. If there is no Wiki menu visible, then the project does not have a wiki area enabled.
The Wiki space has 3 permission settings: public, protected and private. The public setting allows anyone to view and edit a wiki page. The protected setting allows anyone to view the wiki, but only project members can edit the wiki. The private setting only allows project members to view and edit the wiki.
Wiki permission settings can be configured from the Wiki admin menu. To access the Wiki permissions page, do the following:
- Login to the SourceForge.net website.
- Click on the link to your project summary page for the project in question, linked to from your My SourceForge.net page.
- Select the 'Wiki' option from the Admin pulldown menu.
- Click on the 'Members and Permissions' link.
- Select the permissions setting desired.
More Wiki Documentation
Visit the Wiki Help Page for more information on the wiki and how to use it.
Enabling or Disabling the Wiki
A project admin should use the Admin menu to select the Wiki menu item to either enable to disable the wiki area for their project. Once enabled, there will be a Wiki menu near the Admin menu that can be used to create the main wiki page and perform other tasks.
Please refer to the Site Documentation first, when looking for assistance. Should the Site Documentation not answer your question, submit a Support Request with the full details of your problem or question.