SharePoint at Work: Create a Wiki Library and Pages

Learn to create and manage a wiki library in SharePoint 2013 and create fun, interesting, and easy to use wiki pages.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 1, 2016
Duration
1h 59m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 1, 2016
Duration
1h 59m
Description

This course will explore the creation of a wiki library in SharePoint 2013. Viewers will learn how easy it is to create the library and several wiki pages. We see the many ways to make the page more visually interesting by learning how to format text and manipulate images. To make it easier for our users to find the pages they are interested in, we will learn how to create an index of links to the various pages as well as link to external resources. Lastly, we learn how to use folders to help keep our wiki library better organized and discover that site owners and users have almost identical options for maintaining and managing the wiki page.

About the author
About the author

Bill Kulterman is an educator, author, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). Bill has been a trainer for more than a dozen years, educating students in Excel, Visio and a bevy of additional solutions. In recent years he has focused solely on SharePoint and SharePoint Online through Office 365. When he's not creating courses, he can usually be found riding his bike or relaxing near his Koi pond.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Bill Kulterman and welcome to my course SharePoint at Work: Create a Wiki Library and Pages. I am an author here at Pluralsight and I've been working with SharePoint in creating courses on for many years. In this course, like the title says, we are going to learn how to create a Wiki library and several Wiki pages in SharePoint. The Wiki library is a great way to create a repository of information that all of your users can access, contribute to, edit, and maintain easily. We'll also learn to work with text and images so that we can give our Wiki pages more visual interest. Some of the major topics that we will cover include creating links on Wiki pages and linking to external resources, best practices and tips and tricks on how to work with images, and how to manage a Wiki library. By the end of this course you'll know how to create a Wiki library full of Wiki pages that is easy to use and contribute to for all of your users. Before beginning this course however, you should be familiar with SharePoint lists and libraries. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about Wiki libraries with my SharePoint at work, create a Wiki library and pages course here at Pluralsight.

Create the Wiki Library and Pages
Hi, welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Bill and this module is Create the Wiki Library and Pages. All right, we're going to go ahead. We're going to start. And in this module, we're going to create the Wiki Library, just like the title says. And it's a pretty simple process. And the Wiki library is very much like a document library in SharePoint. It just allows for the creation of Wiki pages very, very easily. You're going to find throughout this course that there isn't going to be anything that we're going to do that's particularly difficult or hard. But it's really, really neat. The next thing we're going to do is create a new home page. When we create the Wiki library, it automatically comes with sort of a generic home page. And you could leave it like that if you want, but what we're going to do is we're going to personalize it. We're going to add our own text and an image and formatting and a whole bunch of things to make it really be the home page for our wellness center and not just this sort of generic Wiki home page. And then the last thing we're going to do is create some additional pages. We're going to add maybe six or seven different pages so that we've got places to link to. Because later on in the course, we're going to go ahead and link to all of our pages and add a whole bunch of other things. All right, so why don't we go ahead and let's get started.

Edit Wiki Pages
Hi, welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Bill and this module is Edit Wiki Pages. In this module, we're going to go ahead and learn the basics of editing a Wiki page in SharePoint. We're going to start by learning how to edit text. Now, you're going to find that editing text in a SharePoint Wiki page is very, very similar to editing text in Microsoft Word, but you have to remember that these are not static Word documents you're working with, these are actually webpages, and as such, they behave and act differently, and there's a few things that you're going to need to be aware of, when you're working with them. The next thing we're going to do is learn how to insert pictures and work with those images, once they're on there. We'll look at things like resizing them and getting them in exactly the right position, because remember, again, not a static document. It is a webpage. And the last thing we're going to do is very quickly take a look at uploading documents to a Wiki page. Lots of great stuff coming up, so let's go ahead and let's get started.

Links on a Wiki Page
Hi, welcome to Pluralsight. My name's Bill and this module is Links on a Wiki Page. In this module, we're going to go ahead and we are going to start by learning how to create links to other pages in our wiki. If you remember, on our homepage we left a place for an index of pages. Because the wiki pages don't show up in our quick launch, so it's not always easy to find them. We've had to go up to that Page tab and choose View All Pages so we could see all of our wiki pages, but now we're going to create links to all of our pages on our homepage and we'll see how to do that. It's pretty easy. The next thing we're going to do is take a look at creating external links, links to places in our SharePoint site, links to other places in SharePoint, and links even to external websites. Next we'll take a look at creating a page with a link and this is pretty cool. We're going to go ahead and learn how just creating a link will help us create a new page. This is, if you remember way back I told you there is another way to create a wiki page and we're going to get to it eventually and here we are. And lastly, we're going to take a look at viewing incoming links. We actually have a way where we can see which pages link to the page that we're on. All right, lot of great stuff ahead. So why don't we go ahead and let's get started.

Manage a Wiki Library
Hi, welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Bill and this module is Manage a Wiki Library. Now, in this lesson what we're going to do is we're going to start by taking a look at user options. So far on this course, we've only looked at the wiki library in terms of the site owner and what they can do. In this particular module, we're going to start by looking at user options, we're going to see how they differ from the administrator, the site owner options and what you're going to see is they're not very different at all. The users have almost the exact same options as the owner and that's there for a reason. That is the whole point of a wiki library, it is built by the community. The wiki library here is an opportunity for everybody in the organization to contribute to this repository of knowledge and that's sort of the whole thing behind wikis in general, it's community-built and community-managed. Next we'll take a look at page history. Now, page history is kind of fun because this is essentially versioning. It's keeping track of all of the versions of an individual page and you can look at them, you can compare them, you can look at individual ones, you can restore them and we're going to go ahead and see how to do that. And then the last thing we're going to do is working with folders. We talked previously a little bit in general terms about folders, but now we're going to actually see how to go ahead and add a folder. So we've got some great stuff coming up. Let's go ahead and let's get started.