Managing Wikis Using SharePoint
Microsoft’s SharePoint tool can offer effective means to share ideas and gather information on a site in a very short span of time. The SharePoint application offers various beneficial approaches such as Overview, Create a Wiki Site, Edit a Wiki Page, Add an Image to a Wiki Page, Add a Wiki Link to another Wiki Page, Create a Wiki Page from a Placeholder Wiki Link, and Add a List or Library to a Wiki Site.
Through SharePoint, IT Chimes offers an effective, customized prospect of the Wiki platform to its clients. This is a profitable venture and with IT Chimes, you are sure to fetch good results.
What is a Wiki?
A Wiki is referred to as a site designed to share and capture views with the help of pages that are linked together. It is a fast way to accumulate and share ideas and does not require any tools and configurations. Wiki users are able to add, modify and delete a particular content of interest. The respective process is performed by a particular web browser which utilizes rich-text editor.
Created by a number of active users, Wikis are comprised of commanding software. Intranet, knowledge management systems and note-taking are the most common examples of Wikis. They offer total command of management to integrate functions.
Benefits of Using Wikis
Simplification of Website Editing: You can easily edit the contents of a website using the ‘Edit’ option on each page which opens an editor where you can make changes to the page you are on. Once the changes are saved, they are updated onto the website immediately.
Use of Simple Markup: There is no need to use advanced HTML while writing as the Wikis generate the HTML themselves. One only needs to follow a few markup rules.
Document Histories are recorded: A good Wiki page saves the previous versions of pages so that one can reuse them if a mistake is made while editing the current page.
Simple Link Creation: All the contents of a website are stored in an internal hypertext database. The Wiki stores information about all the pages and links made by the user, and can easily create a link when the name of any particular page is entered.
Easy Creation of New Pages: You can create links to a page that has not been created yet with the help of Wiki. Just click on the link of the yet-to-be-created page and the Wiki will ask for the initial content. Once done, all the links that point to this page will work.
Convenient Site Organization: Unlike many content management systems which require you to first create classifications for your website’s content, Wikis allow you to manage your content in whatever way you want. This is because they work like hypertext databases. Instead of creating a set pattern for the website’s structure, you can let the structure grow on its own as the content and links increase.