With our latest release, we have introduced the concept of wiki types, and our first new wiki type is the Editable Website.
All of the Wikispaces you know and love are what we are now calling Basic Wikis. They emphasize collaboration and discussion around the content you and your users work on together.
But sometimes you just want to put a website up for others to view. You want the easy editing of Wikispaces but you don’t want people visiting your wiki to see all of the editing and discussion functions. For those times, our new Editable Website type is perfect. When you create an Editable Website wiki, we hide the editing and management tools – like Edit and Manage Wiki – from your members and visitors. Organizers are still able to edit the wiki like normal, but others will only see a website.
When you create a new wiki you’ll be given the option to choose a wiki type. If you already have a wiki and you want to change its type, head to Manage Wiki and then Wiki Info. When you create a wiki in editable website mode, your wiki permissions will be set to protected, and comments and discussions will be disabled.
As an organizer you’ll see a rectangular icon in your black global navigation bar at the top of the screen. Click on it to reveal your edit button, page options, and action menu in the sidebar. Click it again to hide these options.
Try it out
Here are some ideas for how to use our new Editable Website wiki type:
- Create your own website. If you’re looking to share resources, videos, and links with your students or other visitors, it’s now easier than ever.
- Collaborate then publish. Start a collaborative writing project that you build with your students as a Basic Wiki. Then, when it’s ready, switch over to an Editable Website and share it with parents.
- Create public-facing content on top of your private workspaces. Our Private Label service lets you create as many wikis as you’d like to on your own site. By choosing between our new wiki types, you can decide how people interact with the content you build. Use Editable Website wikis to share news and information with your parents, community, or customers. Or set up Basic Wikis to encourage collaboration in your classrooms or departments. More options, more flexibility.
How are you using our new Editable Website wikis? Let us know in the comments below.
And be sure to keep an eye on the blog to learn about upcoming wiki types and features.