The TeamForge Wiki allows you to create an unlimited number of Wiki pages in each TeamForge project. A Wiki page is a tool for managing project information as unstructured, linkable content.

What is a Wiki Component?

A wiki component lets you link to an existing wiki page from a project page.

Start a Wiki

To start communicating with other project members via Wiki, create a new page in your project’s Wiki.

Every TeamForge project starts with a blank Wiki. You do not need to create a Wiki before you can begin adding content. After a Wiki is started, any user with the appropriate permissions can add or edit content. However, you cannot delete all of the content to start over with a new, blank Wiki.

  1. Click Wiki from the Project Home page.
  2. On the Wiki home page, click Edit.
  3. On the Edit Wiki page, write your Wiki text. Wiki content is a combination of plain text, markup for font elements such as bold or italics, headers, bulleted and numbered lists, and links.
  4. Customize your Wiki entry with any of these optional steps:
    1. Use the buttons at the top of the text area to add Wiki markup to your text in the WYSIWYG Editor mode. You can also enter Wiki syntax directly into the text area in the Plain Editor mode. For an explanation of Wiki syntax, click Syntax Reference.
    2. To insert a link to another TeamForge item, just type the item id. You do not need additional Wiki syntax to create the link.
    3. To change the size of the display window, drag the arrow available at the bottom right of the window.
    4. To attach an external file to a wiki page, click CHOOSE FILE, then browse for the desired file.
    5. To add a version comments, write it in the Version Comment field.
  5. Click Preview Changes to see how your Wiki content will look. You can make further edit from the Previewing Home page before saving your changes.
  6. Click Update to save your changes.

Add Wiki Content

When the information you want to share with other project members does not file neatly into a tracker comment or a document review, use a Wiki page for a more free-form communication flow.

After a Wiki is created, any user with the Wiki create, edit, or view permission can add or edit Wiki content. You can also add associations or multiple attachments, or create additional Wiki pages.

  1. Click Wiki from the Project Home menu. Any existing Wiki content appears.
  2. For more information about this Wiki, click View Details.
  3. On the Wiki home page, click Edit.
  4. On the Edit Wiki page, make your changes or additions to the Wiki content.
    • If you prefer to use buttons to do your text formatting, the way you would with a word processor, click [NAME OF BUTTON].
    • If your tastes run more to typing in your wiki formatting, see Wiki Syntax for the choices available.
  5. In the Version Comment box, note the reason for your change. It is options, but advisable, to get in the habit of recording a version comment. If your project manager has made it mandatory, then you must record a version comment before you can save your changes.
  6. Click Preview Changes to see how your Wiki content will look. YOu can make further edits on the Previewing page before saving your changes.
  7. Click Update to save your changes.

Create a New Wiki page

A TeamForge site can have any number of Wiki pages. All Wiki pages are linked, and their relationships are traced on the Back Links tab of each Wiki page.

  1. Click Wiki from the Project Home page.
  2. In the large text field, insert the title of your new page between square brackets, like this:

    Please post comments about [test results] here.

    Then click Update. The text between the square brackers becomes a link on your Wiki page.
  3. Click the link to open the new Wiki page. The new page is created. The title of the new page is the same text as the link, rendered in CamelCase.
  4. On the Create Wiki page, write the content you need, then click Save.

    The new Wiki page is created. The back link to the page from which it was created appears on the Back Links tab of the Show/Hide Details section.

Search a Wiki

Use the wiki search page to find content in a project wiki.

  1. Click Wiki from the Project Home page.
  2. On the Wiki home page, click Search Wiki Pages.
  3. Try one of the predefined searches. These can save you time by running some of the most widely used content searches with a single click:
    • List the wiki pages that have changed in the last 15 days.
    • List the wiki pages that no other wiki page links to.
    • List all the pages in this project’s wiki.
  4. If you need to narrow your search beyond the predefined searches, enter some search terms under Wiki Pages Search Criteria. Wildcards are allowed.
    • To search active wiki content, enter the search keywords in the SEARCH TEXT field.
    • To search active and inactive wiki page versions, select Search All Versions. (By default, searches are performed on active wiki page versions only.)
    • To search wiki attachments, select Include Attachments.
    • If you know approximately when the wiki content was created or last edited, enter the start and end dates for the search and click Search. Click the calendar icon to select dates from a calendar.
    • To search by author, click the Search icon in the CREATED OR EDITED BY field that displays a list of project members.
  5. Click Search.

A list of wiki pages matching your search criteria appears.

View a Wiki page as HTML

One way to resolve messy or incorrect formatting on a wiki page is by converting the page to HTML.

  1. Click Wiki from the Project Home page.
  2. Find your wiki page by navigating or searching.
  3. Click the View HTML button.

The wiki uses HTML Tidy to display the cleanest HTML it can manage. View the page source to see the results.

View a Wiki page as a PDF

When you want to send a wiki page to someone outside the project, it can be handy to convert it to a PDF document.

  1. Click Wiki from the Project Home page.
  2. Find your wiki page by navigating or searching.
  3. Click the View PDF button.

Depending on how your browser is set up, the resulting PDF document appears or the browser offers to download it for you.

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