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.
As you log in to your wiki the first thing you see is the wiki homepage.
XWiki Enterprise is divided into Wikis, Spaces and Pages. A space is a collection of wiki pages. Grouping pages in a space makes them easier to find and browse. From this area you can. Click to read more about XWiki Enterprise's basic concepts.
Whenever you want to, click on the "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. Export and other page actions are also available from the More actions menu.
From the upper right corner you may edit yourinformation, change your wiki preferences, manage your watchlist.
In the navigation bar you will find the main menu, as well as the. From the menu you can your wikis and spaces, , access the document index and perform page actions.
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 spaces macro
- A tag 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, , , document 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
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.
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 ( , , )
- 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.
If you need more help
If you need more help with your wiki or you'd like to get in touch with the community please visit thefor more information.