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Main Features

  • Any web browser: Edit existing pages or create new pages by using any web browser. There is no need to upload pages.
  • Edit link: To edit a page, simply click on the Edit link at the top or bottom of the page.
  • Auto links: Web pages are linked automatically. You do not need to learn HTML commands to link pages.
  • Text formatting: Simple, powerful and easy-to-learn text formatting rules. Basically you write text like you would write an e-mail.
  • Webs: Pages are grouped into webs (or collections). This allows you to set up separate collaboration groups.
  • Search: Full text search with/without regular expressions. See a sample search result.
  • E-mail notification: Get automatically notified when something has changed in a web.
  • Structured content: Use DataForms to classify and categorize unstructured web pages and to create simple workflow systems.
  • File attachments: Upload and download any file as an attachment to a page by using your browser. This is similar to file attachments in an e-mail, but it happens on web pages.
  • Revision control: All changes to pages and attachments are tracked. Retrieve previous page revisions; compare differences; find out who changed what and when.
  • Access control: Define groups and impose fine-grained read and write access restrictions based on groups and users.
  • Macros: Use Macros to dynamically compose your pages. This allows you for example to include other pages, or show a search result embedded in a page.
  • Plugins: Easily install program enhancements using external plug-in modules. Developers can create plug-ins in Perl using the Foswiki Plugin API.
  • Templates and skins: A flexible templating system separates program logic and presentation. Skins override template headers and footers; page content is unaffected.
  • Managing pages: Individual pages can be renamed, moved and deleted through the browser.
  • Managing users: Web-based user registration and change of password.
  • Statistics: Extract statistics of webs. Find out most popular pages and top contributors.
  • Preferences: Multiple levels of preferences: DefaultPreferences for site-level, WebPreferences for each web, user level preferences, individual topics etc.
  • simultaneous page editing:
  • Referred-By: Find the pages that contain links to a topic.

Related Topics: UserDocumentationCategory, AdminDocumentationCategory

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