Birthday week: Time for a little bragging

If you’ll indulge us, we’d like to steal your screen for a minute to boast about the great stuff we’ve done over the past year. It’s been twelve months since our last birthday, and we’ve put in a lot of work to make it easier for you to build the wikis you need and more fun to collaborate in them. Take a look at just a few of our favorite accomplishments:

Our Private Label service is better than ever

  • We made all of our premium features available to every new Private Label site, so that organizations of all kinds can have the functionality they need to be successful. Now all new Private Label customers get our most powerful features, including Single Sign-On and our full API.
  • We’re finding more and better ways to integrate with the systems you already have in place for course management, project management, authentication, whatever. We built plugins to let your Wikispaces Private Label site authenticate against Moodle and ISS/Active Directory, and have made it easy for you to set up integration with any authentication system.
  • It’s easier to build and manage your wikis, even across huge organizations, when you build a site-wide template based on an existing wiki. Now you don’t have to build the same infrastructure over and over again — all your pages, files, and permissions are packed up and ready to copy to other wikis on the same Private Label site.

We made it simpler to manage your wiki

  • We built a new tagging system that makes it so much easier to keep track of the hundreds of files and pages on your wiki. Now it’s a breeze to view or change tags directly on the wiki page — no matter who posted the original tag. And we made it just as easy to tag your files, so you can find what you’re looking for with no trouble at all.
  • New custom page permissions make it possible — heck, even easy — to decide who can view or edit right down to the page level, not just for the whole wiki.
  • We gave you the power to manage your files, pages and users in bulk. Now you don’t need to go through the headache of deleting all of last year’s pages one…at…a…time. Instead, you can just pick them off the list and click one button — and you’re done.

Our interface got prettier and easier

  • We added premade color palettes to the Look and Feel tool so you can set an entire color theme with the click of a button. You can either stop there, or use our color scheme as a shortcut to personalize your wiki your own way. And now the Preview button displays your color changes, too.
  • The editor toolbar is better than ever. We moved the tools you used less often into unobtrusive submenus and used the space we saved to label the Link, File, Widget, and Table buttons.
  • Our new File Picker makes it easier to find the files you’re looking for. Now you can flip through pages of your files or search for files by name. Or you can filter by tag, so it’s easy to track down files in the way that makes sense to you.
  • We added a feature that lets you take any page, or even an entire wiki, and convert it into a great-looking PDF. Now it’s easy to print professionally formatted copies of your wikis, save them for archiving off-line, and share them — even with people who don’t have access to your wiki.

…and we still love hearing from you. Let us know what you think with an e-mail to help@wikispaces.com.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted March 17, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Wikispaces for your wonderful service. We’ve used http://neit.wikispaces.com for a number of conferences over the past three years and it is an awesome resource. Keep up the great work! – Alex Ragone, Director of Technology, Collegiate School, NY, NY, USA

  2. Posted March 24, 2010 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    Thanks Wikispaces! I use my wiki everyday with my k-5 students at McAdory Elementary. It has made my life soooo much easier. I can drop a website link on the wiki and the kids are just 3 clicks away from the site (no typing involved —- yea!!). Love it!!! Love it!! Love it!!! – Valerie Jones, McAdory Elementary, McCalla, AL, USA

  3. Posted March 24, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    I JUST LOOOOVE THIS SITE AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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