Custom Permissions for Super and Private Label Plans

We are excited to release Custom Permissions for Wikispaces Super and Private Label plans. You now have more control over who can view and edit your site. For example, you might want a wiki that only your members can see, but where edit permissions are restricted to organizers. You can now do this using our new Custom Permissions feature.

To set custom permissions for your wiki, go to “Manage Wiki,” and then “Permissions.” Click on the option to define custom permissions.

Custom Permissions

You can set wiki permissions for everyone coming to your wiki, signed-in users, members of your wiki, and organizers of your wiki.

Custom Permissions

When you set custom permissions, we recommend that you start with the permissions to view pages and move downwards. Some permissions are automatically set based on what you choose in the previous option. So if you decide that a group of people cannot view your pages, they automatically cannot edit, create pages, or post to discussion, because they don’t have access to see the wiki.

Try out our custom permissions and let us know what you think by sending an e-mail to

If you don’t yet have a Super wiki or Private Label, you can begin one now at or upgrade your current wiki by going to “Manage Wiki,” and “Subscription.”

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  1. Midwest Geek
    Posted November 30, 2008 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    This is a step in the right direction, but what I really would like is to be able assign permissions by PAGE. Some pages could be made public while others could be reserved as private, for registered members only. (This suggestion appears on the list of requested features.)

  2. Posted December 1, 2008 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    First of all, thanks for running a great service and I really do enjoy reading your periodic updates. Good to see all the new features coming out. There’re however a couple of admin options that I’ve long been waiting for and hope to see soon —

    — the ability to see the email IDs of all members on my wiki. Please note that we run a private space where membership is by invitation only, so some of the rules/practices around privacy don’t really apply to us. Everybody on the wiki is part of our company and nobody really expects to be anonymous

    — the ability to batch-process certain admin tasks. We, for instance, are currently in the process of cleaning up the membership on our wiki site and want to encourage everybody to use their official mail IDs when they sign up for the wiki. This is easy to do with new members but how can I identify the people on the site that didn’t sign-up with the company’s mail ID? This is an important risk management issue for us

    Thank for your attention.

  3. Posted December 1, 2008 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    This is GREAT! Thanks for continuing to improve your services. Looking forward to the “reference” footnote button to be added to the tool bar.

  4. Posted December 2, 2008 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Thanks Prasanna and Ariah for the feedback. I have added these features to our future development list.

    If you have more feature requests, feel free to add them to .


  5. Posted December 10, 2008 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Hi I would like to to upgrade my site to the teachers/educators version, but when I type in the name of the site, it says that I need to create a new site. But I would like to keep this one , but get a PLUS upgrade for teachers. Please advise. Thanks.

    I also would like to know how I can protect only certain pages, but leave my home page open for comments. I am afraid that my students will take files out by accident and it was sooooooo much work to create this site.

  6. Posted December 10, 2008 at 3:50 pm | Permalink


    You can request an upgrade to our K-12 plan by going to your wiki, “Manage Wiki,” and then “Subscription.” The link to upgrade is at the bottom of that page.

    You can lock pages of your wiki by going to “Manage Wiki,” and “Pages.” Only organizers of the wiki will be able to edit those pages.


  7. Posted January 18, 2009 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    I really appreciated that comment about locking the pages-I have the same worry. I know that I could go into history to see the revisions, but I’d rather not have to do that!

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