How to set up your new site

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Congratulations on successfully creating your own Wikidot website!

To get started, follow these steps:

Take a quick look around

  • Briefly familiarise yourself with the top menu options (Home | Admin | Help). You will use the options here to navigate around your site.
  • Briefly familiarise yourself with the side panel menus (Legal | About | Contact) and (Tags | Edit | Source | Print) and the "New page" box. You will use some of these options to set up your pages.
  • You may wish to print these instructions before you continue. Use the "Print" button in the side panel menu.

Set up your pages

In this section, when you click on the links below, they will open the page to be edited in a new window or tab. This will enable you to switch between the instructions here and the page that you will be editing. When you close the tab or window, then you should be returned to these instructions.

  1. Click this link to edit the About this site page. The page will open in a new browser tab or window. There are instructions inside the page for what content to write. Remember to click the "save" button at the bottom of the page when you have finished. Then, close the browser tab or window. (This page can also be found on the side panel menu, under "About".)
  2. Click this link to edit your Home page, also known as your start page. This is the fun bit where you add your own site content. The page will open in a new browser tab or window. There are instructions inside the page which you must read carefully. Change the page title in the box at the top, then start to add your own page content. Remember to click the "save" button at the bottom of the page when you have finished, then close the browser tab or window. (This page can also be reached from the menu option "Home".)
  3. If you do not want your users to be able to contact you via e-mail, then edit the Contact page in the same manner as above and follow the instructions within the Contact page. (This page can also be found on the side panel menu, under "Contact".)

If you are a new Wikidot user, the "Help > Wiki syntax" quick reference page will help you to add styling to your pages and it contains lots of links to other useful help pages.

In summary…

By now, you should have set up the key pages for your new site. You may continue with this process, by adding to, or changing the content pages for as long as you wish, but don't forget to come back here in order to finish tailoring your site.

Alternatively, you can continue with the site configuration now!

Configure your site


The "Help > Wiki syntax" quick reference page contains syntax for styling your pages and also lots of links to other useful help pages.

If you still need help with anything, please ask your questions in the friendly Wikidot Community Forums!

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