09 April, 2011

How to Create a wiki site

A Wiki  is a website that allows visitors to easily add, remove or edit content on the site, often without the need for registration.  Content on the site is often ‘policed’ by a community of contributors, who have the capability of editing inappropriate or incorrect information.  The most powerful element of Wiki sites is the ease of creating and editing web sites, enabling non-technical users to wholly participate in knowledge sharing or collaboration efforts through Wiki sites.  Within Windows SharePoint Services, a wiki site also enables the capability of viewing versions of a wiki site entry, along with when changes were made and who made those changes.  

Users have the capability of ‘rolling back’ to a previous version if updates are considered incorrect or inappropriate.  Users with Full Control permissions, often administrators of the wiki site, also have the capability to tightly control who has the capability to edit wiki site entries, choosing to allow only a certain group of users to edit a wiki entry, while allowing everybody else to read the wiki site.

Before creating a site, make sure that you are at the location on your site where you want to create a new subsite.

1. Click View All Site Content, and then click Create on the All Site Content page / Site actions-site settings-Under site administration-sites and workspaces

 -In most cases, you can use the Site Actions menu  instead to complete this step.

2. Under Web Pages, click Sites and Workspaces.
          -In the Title and Description section, type a title for your wiki site. The title is required.
          -The title appears at the top of the Web page and appears in navigational elements that help users to find and open the site.

3. Type a description of the purpose of your wiki in the Description box. The description is optional.
          -The description helps users understand the purpose of your site.

4. In the Web Site Address section, type a URL for your wiki site. 

         -Please avoid Special characters

5. In the Template Selection section, click the Collaboration tab if it is not already selected, and then click the Wiki Site template.

6. In the Permissions section, select whether you want to provide access to the same users who have access to this parent site or to a unique set of users.

If you click Use Unique Permissions, you can set up permissions later after you finish entering information on the current page.

7. In the Navigation Inheritance section, specify whether you want the site to inherit its top link bar from the parent site or to have its own set of links on the top link bar. 

This setting also affects whether the new site appears as part of the breadcrumb navigation of the parent site. 

The breadcrumb navigation provides a set of hyperlinks that enable site users to quickly navigate up the hierarchy of sites within a site collection.

8. When you navigate down the site hierarchy, breadcrumb navigation appears on the page to which you have navigated. 

If you click No, your subsite will not appear in the breadcrumb navigation for the parent site and the breadcrumb navigation for your new site will not include the parent site.

9. Click Create.

 If you specified that you want the subsite to have the same permission as its parent site, the new site is created when you click Create. 

10. If the Set Up Groups for this Site page appears, you need to specify whether you want to create new groups or use existing groups for visitors, members, and owners of this site. 

In each section, do one of the following:

If you click Create a new group, either accept the automatically created name for the new SharePoint group, or type a new name, and then add the people whom you want. 

Click the check mark icon to verify any names that you type, or click the Address Book icon to browse through your directory for more names.

In the Visitors to this Site section, you can also add all authenticated users to the Visitors group, which provides the group members with permission to read the content on your site, by default.

If you click Use an existing group, select the SharePoint group that you want from the list.

If you have several SharePoint groups, the list may be abbreviated. Click More to see the full list or Less to abbreviate the list.

11. Click OK.

Wiki site will be successfully created,Thanks...

If you have any queries/questions then feel free to ask...I would be more than happy to help you as well as answer your queries...Thanks again...