A brand new way to navigate wikis

We just added a new widget to your wiki toolbox. We call it the List of Wikis widget, because that’s what it does: it puts a list of wikis on the page. No more manually entering links to wikis, no more worrying about who sees what.

What it does
Obviously, it lists wikis. You get two choices: All the wikis the viewer is a member of, or all the wikis in the viewer’s “My Wikis” list. But the fun part is that it’s a dynamic little widget. So when I’m logged in, I’ll see the wikis I care about seeing. When you’re logged in, you’ll see yours. And, when either of us joins new wikis, or leaves old wikis, or updates our list of favorite wikis, the widget will automatically know.

How it works

  1. Navigate to the page (or navigation bar) where you want a list of wikis.
  2. Click the Widget icon in the editor toolbar.
  3. On the Wikispaces Widgets menu, select List of Wikis.
  4. Decide which list you want to display and set the maximum number of wikis to list.
  5. Hit the Embed Wiki List button.
  6. Save your page.

A special feature for Private Label users
If you are working on a Wikispaces Private Label site, you have one additional option for your list of wikis: All wikis the viewer can see.

This can be a fantastic solution to tricky site navigation issues. All you need to do is embed the widget on the home page or nav bar of your www wiki, and every user will get an instant, personalized list of all the wikis that are public, protected, or list them as a member. The whole visible site at their fingertips, and you didn’t have to spend any time entering manual links or worrying about wiki permission settings.

We’re pretty psyched about this new feature, and hope you will be, too. Let us know what you think below or with an email to help@wikispaces.com.

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10 Comments

  1. Soohyun Lim
    Posted November 4, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    thank you

  2. Silver Storm
    Posted November 17, 2010 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Thank You, I will give it a try out.

  3. Posted November 19, 2010 at 1:48 am | Permalink

    Great widget, but please remove the wikis with status “deleted” from the list

  4. Posted November 19, 2010 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Hi Albert — can you send us an email with an example of this behavior? We do filter out deleted wikis, so we’re not sure what’s going wrong.

  5. Posted November 29, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Any chance of getting a drop down menu widget for the navigation section of our wikis? Currently, I am creating drop down menus using embedded HTML widgets–it’s kind of a pain.

  6. Posted November 29, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    You guys keep getting better! Thanks for everything you do for education.

  7. Posted December 1, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Thanks a lot of sharing.

    Great.

  8. samuel yator
    Posted December 4, 2010 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    Thanks alot for work well done

  9. Donna Rosenberger
    Posted December 6, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    This did not work for me. After clicking “Embed wiki list” I got a sun-like picture that kept flashing in a circle. Does anyone know why this would not save?

  10. Posted December 13, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Hi Anthony,

    Can you send us a note at help@wikispaces.com describing what you’d like in the drop-down in more detail? Mention that your email is for James.

    Thanks!

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