Getting Started With Wikispaces

What is Wikispaces?
What do I need to know about Wikispaces?
Wikispaces Account Setup
Joining Lifebushido Wikispaces
Designing Your Wikispace

Lifebushido's has three main wikis. To learn about each one, click here.
To sign up for an account, visit Ishido - Wiki Accounts.



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Wikis are a type of social software that makes it easy to communicate online. Because the wiki is as simple to edit as it is to read it is perfect online collaboration tool. Wikis are collaborative websites. Users can add, remove, and edit every page they have been given access to using a web browser. Wikipedia is probably the most commonly known Wikispace.

What do I need to know about Wikispaces?
  • A free Wikispaces account is needed to edit and create pages.
  • Other than your own Wikispaces account, you will need to Join a Wiki to obtain editing permission.
  • Perform a search using the search box on the left hand side under Actions.
  • View recent changes to pages and by whom. The wiki auto saves so it often looks like there were many changes at once.
  • If you are worried about not doing something correctly, create your own free Wikispaces page and play around with it.
  • Lifebushido Wikispaces are PUBLIC. Anyone can view these pages, but only people working with Lifebushido can ask to join and when approved, edit Wikispaces.


Wikispaces Account Setup
For instructions or more information on Joining LIfebushido's Wiki, visit Ishido - Wiki Accounts.
  • You will receive three emails from Wikispaces: Welcome to Wikispaces - New Account Created, Wiki Created - For Your Records and Getting Started - Welcome. In the Welcome to Wikispaces email, you will have a link to confirm your email address. Click to confirm. Once you have confirmed this email, you will receive the Wiki Created email with your account information. In the next day or two, you will receive your Welcome email.

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Joining Lifebushido Wikispaces
You will be sent an email with instructions and an invite to Join Lifebushido's Wiki.
  • Once you have joined the wiki, you are ready to edit. You will see EDIT THIS PAGE has replaced PROTECTED.
  • Lifebushido Wikispaces are meant to be used and improved in any way possible.

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Now the fun can begin! You can be creative with your Wikispaces by using its simple editor or more advanced users can use their coding skills. Search for the page you want to edit or type in the known web address. Each editable page on Wikispaces has an Edit This Page button at the top of the page. Click on this 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 Basics
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Formatting Text
When you are in the Edit mode for a page, you will see options on the toolbar at the top of the page. You can bold, italicize, underline, and bullet text; format text in various headings; or add a horizontal line break to your page as you would using a Word Processor. You can also change the font, color, alignment, or size of your text.
  1. Click Edit This Page.
  2. Highlight the text you wish to change. wikilink.png
  3. Go to the text formatting icon in the toolbar.
  4. Change the font style, size, color, background color or alignment of the text.

Adding & Removing Hyperlinks
  1. Click Edit This Page.
  2. Highlight the text you wish to add a hyperlink and click the Link icon.
  3. A window will pop up with an option to Insert Link.
  4. You can create a link to a page in your own wiki, to another Wikispace or website. linkremove.png
  5. To remove a link, highlight the link and click remove.

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  1. Click Edit this Page.
  2. On the toolbar, click the Table icon.
  3. A window will pop up with an option to define your table columns and rows. Type in your desired amount and click Insert table.
  4. A table will be inserted on the Wiki page you are editing.
  5. Click in each cell to add information.


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Discussion
Every Wikispace has a Discussion Tab at the top. The Discussion Tab is used to make comments/suggestions to an Ishido who is running that page. You can also use Notify Me feature to tag pages as favorites and be notified when they are changed or updated.


Preview Page
Click on Preview button to the right of the Editor toolbar to see how the page will look after you have saved the changes made to it. If everything looks in place click Save or Continue Editing to make additional changes.


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If at any time you need additional information, click on the Help link at the upper right hand part of the screen or click here. If you get stuck, email newhire@lifebushido.com.



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Credits
http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=404 - Image: Simon Howden