Pages

Each wikispace may contain many pages. Each page is a single web page which can contain content and can link to other pages.

Creating Pages

To create a new page within the current space, use the "Make a New Page" link in the sidebar or just create a link to the new page in the editor. When you create a space, you'll start with one blank page called home. Click "edit" to add content to that page.

Note that the "Make a New Page" link will only be present if you are a registered user and have logged in.

Editing Pages

Each editable page on Wikispaces has an "edit" button at the top of the page. Click on the "edit" button to bring up the page editor. The page editor allows you to add text and pictures to a page and to format that page. The editor has a visual mode and a plain text mode.

1. What's the visual editor?

Wikispaces' visual editor lets you see the final look and feel of a page before you save it. It's just like using a word processor. Javascript is required for this editor.

2. What's the text editor?

The text editor allows you to edit the raw wikitext of a page.

3. How do I switch between the two editor modes?

When in the visual editor, click "Use Text Editor" to switch to text mode. When in the text editor, click "Use Visual Editor" to switch to visual mode. You can set your default editor mode in your Settings page.

4. What's the difference between the 'edit' button and the 'edit navigation' link?

The edit link at the top of the page edits the page that you are currently viewing. Each page can be thought of as a document within your space. Your documents can be linked together.

The edit navigation link on the left edits the content that appears in the Navigation bar on each page. That content is intended to be sort of an index for the site so that your users can easily move around in the space.

Linking Pages

Creating links between pages is easy in both the visual editor and the plain text editor. In the visual editor, highlight the text you wish to link and click the earth icon in the toolbar to add a new link. In both the visual editor and the plain text editor, you can add a link by enclosing a word in double square brackets.

Several examples of what's possible using square brackets:

link to a page in your space named 'about' about

link to the 'help' page in the www space www/help
link to a page named about with the text About Us About Us

You can always make links to other web pages by just typing the url, for example: http://wikispaces.com. To set a different label, the format is similar as the 'About Us' link above: Wikispaces

Deleting and Renaming Pages

To delete or rename a page in your space:

  • Click "Manage Space"
  • Click "List Pages"
  • Click "delete" or "rename" next to the page you want to delete or rename.


Page History

Each time someone edits a page, we take a visual snapshot of the changes so you can see in a glance how much has changed. Was it one line or the whole page? Click on 'history' at the top of any page to see all changes. Then click on the screenshot to the left of each entry to see a visual representation of the changes.

You can also compare any two versions of a page by clicking "select for comparison" on one version of a page and then "compare to selected" on another.

We keep every version of every page and make it easy for members to revert back to a previous copy. You'll never have to worry about losing changes or being stuck with a new version of a page if someone makes a mistake.

Reverting Pages

Every time a page is edited on Wikispaces, we save the previous version so that you can go back to a previous version if you don't like the new change. In fact, we save every version of every page on the site.

Reverting a page lets you restore the content on a page that existed at any previous point in time. It's not to be done lightly, but can be very helpful if a page has been vandalized or to undo editing mistakes.

To revert a page:

  • click on 'history' on top of the page you want to revert
  • select the version you would like to go back to, either by clicking on the changes screenshot image or the 'view this version' link
  • click on 'revert' at the top of the page
  • enter a comment and click the Revert button


When you revert a page, please enter a comment that explains why you reverted the page. Note that you must be logged in to revert pages.

Including Pictures and Files

You can include pictures and files in your pages easily using the visual editor. When in the visual editor:

  • Click the image icon which looks like a tree in a box
  • Use the 'Upload New File' or 'External Image URL' dialog to select the image or file you wish to put on your page
  • Put the cursor at the position on the page where you wish to put the image or file
  • Double click the image or file to put it on the page


You can include pictures in your pages using wikitext by following these instructions.

Deleting and Renaming Pictures and Files

To delete files and pictures in your space:

  • Make sure you are an organizer of the space
  • Click "Manage Space"
  • Click "List Files"
  • Click "delete" or "rename" next to the file you want to delete or rename.