A Main Discussion Forum for Your Wiki

main discussionWith our latest release, we give you more flexibility with how discussions appear on your wiki. You can now:

  • Have a discussion for each page
  • Set up one main discussion for your entire wiki
  • Turn off discussions for your wiki

To change your discussion page settings, go to “Manage Wiki,” and then “Wiki Info.”

All your content is saved so you can move freely between the different options. If you create one main discussion for your wiki, all of your previous discussions will move to that main discussion. If people have already posted discussion messages, you can turn the discussions off and all the content will be there if you decide to turn them back on.

Enjoy the new addition and send your feedback our way at help@wikispaces.com .

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  1. J-shine
    Posted December 19, 2008 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    good,we all need it.thanks for your work.

  2. linda mitchell
    Posted December 20, 2008 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    I really thiink I am going to like this

  3. Warren Price
    Posted December 22, 2008 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Looking foward to using this

  4. Ian Drysdale
    Posted December 22, 2008 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    The wiki is an excellent idea.

  5. Closed ID
    Posted December 27, 2008 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    love it! I hated having a disscussion on each page!

  6. lorna31
    Posted December 30, 2008 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    looking forward to this one page discussion

  7. Posted December 30, 2008 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    I like the single discussion area. Any chance we could keep the discussion tab on the top of the page? That’s where folks are used to it on my site.

  8. Posted January 2, 2009 at 5:50 pm | Permalink


    Currently, you could do this by changing your wiki’s theme. Knowing some HTML and CSS would be useful.

    To edit your theme by going to “Manage Wiki” and then “Look and Feel.”

    To change what is listed under the Actions column on your page, you would need to edit the component in the left column of your theme.

    To add the Discussion tab to the top of your page, you would need to edit the component.

    For some tips on this, see our theme customization page at http://www.wikispaces.com/Theme+Customizations#actions .


  9. Posted January 30, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    I assume it can be reversed at any time.

    Question: what page do discussions get associated with (that have been added while in the single discussion option mode) if/when it is reversed back to one discussion area per page?

  10. Posted January 30, 2009 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Hi Russell,

    Yes. Your settings can be reversed at any time.

    If you post discussions to the main discussion page, those discussions will move to your home page if you decide to return to per-page discussion permissions.


  11. Posted January 30, 2009 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Well done guys! I was just about thinking of moving on to Wetpaint since they have always had a single discussion page. But hey your constant drive to make better wikis has saved me the hassle.

  12. Posted January 31, 2009 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    Is there a way to keep the discussion folder tab along the top of the page?

    The discussion text is lost in amongst the New Page etc text…

    Ive addded the link to the home page, but it’s not very elegant and users can’t see if there are any new messages.

    Otherwise a step forward.



  13. Posted January 31, 2009 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Emm, just saw your answer number 8, Sarah.

    It seems one can only add the discussion tab once I pay the fee.

    That’s fine on one site, but I have 6! So it’s not really a solution.

    Any other ideas?



  14. Posted February 2, 2009 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    Instead of either discussions on every page or discussions on only one page, how about making this even more flexible by allowing the site manager to control turning discussions on or off on a page by page basis? That would be the next logical step in offering more complete customization capabilities I would think.

  15. Posted February 2, 2009 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Hi Sarah,

    Your solution in reply 8 means that only paid webspaces can have a discussions tab at the top of the page.

    Is this correct?

    Many thanks,


  16. Adam
    Posted February 18, 2009 at 2:50 am | Permalink

    I would like discussions on some pages, but not all pages. Therefore, for each page, I’d like to be able to turn discussions on or off. Is this possible on the free version of wikispaces?

  17. Posted March 13, 2009 at 2:24 pm | Permalink


    We don’t have a way to turn on and off discussions for each individual wiki page. I have added it to our list of future features though. Thanks for the feedback.


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