Getting Started with XWiki Enterprise
Welcome to the XWiki "Get Started" page. This guide provides basic information on how to set up and use XWiki Enterprise. (Clickto learn more about wikis.)
XWiki's use cases are diverse: collaborative intranet, knowledge base, CMS, competitive intelligence, public debate, collaborative creation of school courses, web site creation, etc. Read more on, and a .
You can visit theto see a list of varied projects based on XWiki. You can add your own project to the same page by filling in a short form. You can also go to the to see or check out the to view what our users have to say.
The first thing you want to do is make sure you'veand . For first time XWiki users and for users who wish to quickly try out XWiki we recommend installing the . You can also use the if you're not looking to install XWiki from scratch.
Then, as you log in to your wiki, the first thing you see is the wiki homepage.
XWiki Enterprise is divided into Wikis and Pages. Inside a wiki, you can create a hierarchy of pages, by creating pages inside other pages. This feature is called. From this area you can by clicking the "+" button.
Whenever you want to, click on the pen edit button, make your changes and save the page. The modified page now replaces the previous version. Each version of the page is stored in the and can be reverted to if needed. More page actions, such as Administer, Copy, Rename, Delete, Export, are also available from the last two menus on the right.
From the upper right corner you may click on your, or the notifications menu.
By expanding the drawer menu on the right you can access you profile or go to the. You can also access the wiki, page or user , as well as add a new wiki.
Theallows users to customize pages by adding gadgets. You can edit/modify the dashboard by editing the page which contains the dashboard. The default dashboard has:
- A welcome message
- The pages macro
- A tags cloud
- The ability to send messages
- The activity stream
Lateral menus are handled using panels. Ais a widget you can see on the left and right of every page of your wiki in the standard version of XWiki Enterprise. By default you will see a small sized Applications panel on the left and medium sized panels on the right.
The tabbed area at the bottom of the page features by default, , , page information.
To see the complete list of features go to the. More information on the first steps with XWiki Enterprise can be found on .
If you're an Administrator
If you're using the Jetty/HSQLDB package, before you perform admin actions, you will need to log in using the following credentials:
We strongly recommend you change the Admin's password to a secret one as soon as you can.
Otherwise, when you install XWiki from scratch, you are asked to register your own user which will be the owner of the wiki.
Theprovides general information for admins that need to customize their wiki application (authentication, DB, performance tuning, etc.). Everything you want to know about administrating XWiki, from installation to backups is available in the :
- Discover how to and .
- Learn how to customize the look and feel of the wiki ( , , , etc.)
- See how you can backup your wiki, import XAR files to the wiki and much more.
If you're a Developer
XWiki is also a second generation wiki. You can build simple applications, extend the platform with custom plugins, or even build complex Web applications. XWiki's powerful programming features are documented in the. A number of applications are built-in, such as the Blog. Additional applications, macros and other extensions are available on the . The documentation for the has a .
For documentation related to contributing to the XWiki project, visit the.