Styling Your Wiki Has Never Been Easier

We’ve released our new theme and color picker, making it easier than ever to style your wiki. We know that our users love having the freedom to style their wikis, so we kept the flexibility but simplified the process. With our new theme and color picker, you can:

  • Select themes and colors together
  • Try on our pre-made color palettes
  • Preview and customize your look

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Why did we make these changes?

A wiki’s look is determined by both its theme and its colors, so why pick those independently from one another? We realized that themes and colors belong together on the same page, where they can be changed at the same time.

We wanted to give you even more style options, so we added pre-made color palettes. Do you like our Tatami theme, but hate the color green? It may be much more attractive in blue, teal, yellow, orange, red, or black.

Finally, we added the ability to preview both themes and colors, so you can try looks out without commitment. Try on Boxy in blue, Glass in green, Tatami in teal! We’ve also made it even easier to play around with your colors; you can preview, preview, preview until you’ve got the perfect look.

How to style your wiki

To use our new theme and color picker, go to “Manage Wiki,” then “Look and Feel,” and finally “Themes and Colors.” Here, click on theme thumbnails to see larger screenshots and available color palettes. Once you find a theme and color palette you might like, click on the color swatch, and hit “Preview” to try it out.

If you’d like to customize your colors, you can — our color picker is still around! To use it, pick the theme you want by selecting its thumbnail, then hit “Preview and Customize.” Once you’re happy with your look, hit “Apply” to keep it.

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11 Comments

  1. Posted January 28, 2010 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    I love more themes. Thank you! Even more would be great!

  2. Posted January 28, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    How do I get to use the new themes? I don’t have the “manage wiki” choice on my wiki.

    Thank you,

    Karen Claxton

  3. Posted January 28, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    Karen,

    Log into your account at http://www.wikispaces.com and go to the wiki you’re a member of. You should see “Manage Wiki” under the Actions section of the wiki.

    If you need more assistance, send us an e-mail to help@wikispaces.com with the address of your wiki and we’ll give you more instructions.

    Best,
    Sarah

  4. Posted January 29, 2010 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the new themes! They are beautiful! It saves a lot of time teachers sometimes do not have.
    Yes! More would be great! Thank you!

  5. Posted January 29, 2010 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Would it be practical to do what iGoogle does, i.e., open theme development to your members, allowing them to develop and share themes with all of us? We could pick them from a library your team would manage and moderate. Just a thought???

  6. Posted January 30, 2010 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    Gracias por todos los nuevos aportes para hacer de Wikispaces una herramienta transparente y de fácil manejo.

    Thank you

  7. Posted February 1, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    hi. can u make pie back-grounds?

  8. Billy
    Posted February 2, 2010 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    where is the actions section… I cant find the manage ur wiki thing either…

  9. Posted February 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    Hi Greg,

    Thanks for the suggestion. We are always looking for ways to improve the service and this sounds like a good option. We’ll let you if we move in this direction.

    Cheers,
    Sarah

  10. Debbie
    Posted February 10, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Hi sarahadems,

    Sure, you can find instructions for adding a background image to your theme here: https://gettingtrickywithwikis.wikispaces.com/Image+as+a+Frame+Background

    Cheers,
    Debbie

  11. Debbie
    Posted February 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Hi Billy,

    You will need to sign into your account and go to your wiki. Once on your wiki you should see the Manage Wiki link on the side. If you do not see Manage Wiki on your wiki send us a link to the wiki at help@wikispaces.com

    Cheers,
    Debbie

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