Here is where you can find things to help you create or update a Wiki!!!



This is the website where you can get TONS of totally awesome widgets for your wiki!

  • Go 2 xat.com
  • Click on "Widgets" (the 2nd tab towards the top)
  • This has several widget options! Explore! Also have fun!


To get your own wiki!:

  1. Make sure you are logged in first!
  2. Here you have 3 options: Click either your name, the envelope, or My Account (up on the top right)
  3. Go on the left sidebar, & right under where it says Wikispaces (top left), under the actions column, there is a link to make a new space.
  4. Click it
  5. Name your new wiki (in the green box)
  6. I recommend clicking Protected
  7. Have LOTS of Fun!


How to Invite People to Your Wiki:

  1. Go to Manage Space
  2. Go down to "Space Promotion"
  3. Click "Invite People"
  4. Type in the name(s) of the people that you want to invite
  5. If you type in more than 1 separate the names by commas or line breaks
  6. Then it will give you a box where you can write a message to the person with the box
  7. You might want to tell them who you are
  8. Then click send
  9. It should say that it was sent, that the account isn't there, or that their e-mail hasn't been confirmed
  10. If the account wasn't there then double check the spelling
  11. If the e-mail hasn't been confirmed you are not a organizer or a member
  12. It should ALWAYS send if you are an organizer
  13. Make sure that you tell them that it is YOUR site & that if they act bad or if YOU don't like what they're doing than they can NOT join
  14. Have fun & I hope that you will have many people join your site!!!!!!!!!



How To get a Picture:

  1. Choose the picture you would like to use
  2. Then go to the Insert Image Button on the Edit screen
  3. Click it
  4. Then go to browse if it's saved onto your computer
  5. Click the image name you want
  6. Then Click open
  7. After that you hit upload
  8. Then it will appear on the Little screen
  9. Double Click it
  10. You should see it appear
  11. If you want you can add a link (so if you click it then it will go to a site)
  12. You can also add a caption underneath it
  13. You can also align the picture to various spots
  14. Make sure to hit save
  15. You should see your picture!!!!!


To Make a Link:

  1. First you type in what you want the link to say such as (click here, swat team wiki, etc.)
  2. Next you highlight it
  3. Then click on the little globe/world but make sure it's the first one
  4. Then depending on where you want it to go you type it in
  5. So if you want it to link to another page on a wiki or a new page you hit "Wiki Link"
  6. If you want it to go to some where like (www.sparklefun.wikispaces.com) then you click on "External Link"
  7. Then you type in the address of where you want it to go
  8. Hit "Save"
  9. You should see a blue link or whatever color it is on the wiki
  10. Click on it and see if it works!!!!!!!!


To get YouTube Videos and other videos:

  1. Go to YouTube and choose a video
  2. Look for the "Embed" bar
  3. Copy the text or whatever it is in the box
  4. Go to the page you want the video on
  5. Click edit
  6. Go to "Embed Widget" (it looks like a TV)
  7. Click on it
  8. Click on the Video Icon (it also looks like a TV)
  9. Then click on the place you got it from (like YouTube & TeacherTube)
  10. A screen will come up with a box
  11. Copy & Paste the text from wherever you got it from
  12. Click "Save"
  13. A grey box will come up saying media or YouTube or Something Like that
  14. Have fun!!!!!!!



To get a Logo:

*Note: You MUST be an organizer to change the logo!*
  1. Go to the preferred wiki
  2. Click "Manage Space"
  3. Click "Look & Feel"
  4. At the very bottom, there is a box. If you have a picture saved on your computer (i.e. iPhoto or if you have a PC its under My Pictures/Photos). If not, (open a new window/tab, etc.) & go to Google (or another search engine) and choose Images from the top left menu.
  5. Find a picture you like.
  6. Drag the picture to your desktop
  7. Go back to the "Look & Feel" window/tab and choose "Browse"
  8. Search for your picture
  9. Once there is text in the box, click upload.
  10. It should appear at the top left!


To get a poll:

  1. Go to xat.com
  2. Click on "Widgets" (the 2nd tab towards the top)
  3. Click "Free Poll or Miny Survey"
  4. Ask your question
  5. Then put your answers in the space provided
  6. Choose a background that you like
  7. Make sure you click "Update and Get Code"! Otherwise, you won't be able to get your poll/survey!
  8. Then go to the page you would like 2 place it on. Click "Edit This Page."
  9. Click in the area you would like to place your poll.
  10. (This is the part you need the code 4) Click the TV icon at the top blue bar of your screen.
  11. Click "Polls" from the left side menu.
  12. Click other
  13. If you followed the directions all you half to do is copy & paste the code in the box
  14. You should see a gray box it can say "custom, other, media" or something else
  15. Click save (as in save the whole page like you would normally do)
  16. Scroll down on the page (you should be out of edit & viewing the page normally by now)
  17. You should see your poll/survey!!!!!!
  18. Have fun with it!!!! (invite friends to go and take the survey) it'll be great FUN!!!!!!!!!!


To get a chatbox:

  1. Go to xat.com
  2. Click on "Widgets" (the 2nd tab towards the top)
  3. Click "Get A Free Chatbox Now!"
  4. From there (on the left side) you can change the background.
  5. Once you are content, Make sure you click "Update and Get Code"! Otherwise, you won't be able to get your chatbox!
  6. Go to the page you would like 2 place it on. Click "Edit This Page."
  7. Click in the area you would like to place your chatbox.
  8. (This is the part you need the code 4) Click the TV icon at the top blue bar of your screen.
  9. Click "Chat and IM" from the left side menu.
  10. Click Other
  11. If you followed my directions, just simply paste the code that you copied from xat.com into the box.
  12. It should have a gray box (where you previously clicked on the page screen) and have green words that say "Custom."
  13. Click save (as in save the whole page like you would normally do)
  14. Scroll down on the page (you should be out of edit & viewing the page normally by now)
  15. You should see your chat box!
  16. Make sure there are RULES that EVERYBODY must follow!!!!!!!! (this will help keep you, the members, and your site safe!!!!)



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