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Are you new to WikiFoundry?

Well, if you are, this is the place to learn everything you need to know about the WikiFoundry user interface!
About WikiFoundry Sites
First off, WikiFoundry utilizes a WYSIWYG interface, or, What You See is What You Get.
Basically, you only get to use the features WikiFoundry has built in.
Now that you know what WikiFoundry is, here is what you need to know to get started:
Getting Started
The first thing you should do is to create your own wiki!
You can do this by going to:

You will also need to Create an Account.
Before you start working on your wiki, the first thing you should do is make sure you are using a supported web browser.
To best use WikiFoundry, it is recommended you use Mozilla Firefox, however several other browsers are supported.
For more information, view the Browser Support page.

Now that you have created your own wiki, here are some things you should know before working on it:
Site Settings
As the Creator, you have access to all of your site's settings, so you should familiarize yourself with them. Administrators have access to the same permissions as you, except they cannot ban you.

Moderators also have access to the site settings, but they can only modify the page templates. They cannot edit other user's profiles or promote anyone to a level above them.

Writers, Registered Users, and anonymous users cannot view the site settings, and therefore, have no access to this section.

Other things you should know is how to ban and promote users.
Here are some things you can do with the Site Settings:

Now that you know all about the settings and permissions, you can now get started creating content:
The system used to edit pages is now as the EasyEdit system. With it, you can do anything from modifying the font, adding tables, and adding media, too!

Here are some of the things you can do with EasyEdit:
You can also add videos to your wiki!
Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Widgets (videos, music, games, etc.)
Finally, with EasyEdit, you can add Widgets to your wiki. Widgets are third party flash based applications that you can use to spice up your pages. An example of a popular widget is the YouTube widget, which allows you to embed YouTube videos to your wiki.

Here is a list of common widgets you may need:
Note: These widgets have their own option on the "Add Widget" dialog box.
Other Widgets

Now that you have created some awesome content, here is how to manage it:
Working with Pages
Now that you have created the pages that will showcase your content, here are some ways you can manage them:

Now that your wiki is loaded with content, you need to encourage your community to engage in discussions:
Working with a site
Now that your wiki is created, staffed, and loaded with content, you should now focus on inviting
new members to your community.

Once you have promoted your site and started a community, here are some ways to start discussions:
Discussion Forum
Once you have a thriving community, here are ways to get them to start good discussions:
You can also spark new discussions by utilizing news feeds:

Finally, you should take advantage of your own account/profile:
Your Account
All members that are Registered User or above have their own profile page, and account settings. You can customize your own profile:
You can also send and receive compliments!
Here are some other things to know about your account:

Now you should have all the information you will need to successfully create your own wikis, and on how to load them with content and build up a successful community!

Now, we recommend you head on over to Tips for a Successful Site to check up on how to make your wiki even better!

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