Learn about DokuWiki
Learn about DokuWiki
The edit window is where you edit a page or page section.
At the very top you'll see the toolbar providing quick access to most of the simpler syntax. Below the toolbar, the main text area is located - here you edit the source of the wikipage. Below you find the buttons to save, preview or cancel your work. Next to the buttons is an entry field for the summary, followed by the minor edits checkbox.
See the dedicated Toolbar page
Below the Edit Area, you have 3 buttons on the left:
On the right, you have 2 up/down arrows and a “return” arrow :
When you edit a wiki page, there is a small text entry field below the main editing window labeled “Edit summary”. Before saving changes to a page, you should always enter a short message there, describing briefly what you changed. When you create a previously non-existing page, DokuWiki will automatically insert an appropriate message in the current language of the wiki.
The edit summary will be shown next to each revision in the list of old revisions for each page, in the RSS and ATOM feeds, and also in the list of recent changes for the whole wiki. In the default installation of DokuWiki, users aren't required to enter summaries when they submit changes. To require summaries, see summary enforcement.
When the Administrator of the Wiki has enabled user authentication through ACLs, logged in users may mark changes to a page as minor by ticking the appropriate checkbox (Minor Changes checkbox). Changes marked as minor will not be listed in the RSS feed or sent through the subscription feature.
Minor marked edits to a page will be shown in a subdued color1) in the “Old revisions” page.
If you press the preview button a rendered preview of the text you just edited will be shown below the main entry tools. Use this to control if everything looks as intended before saving your work.
Note that your input is above the preview; just scroll up to continue editing.
You can use the access keys of your browser in the edit window. See access keys for the right key combinations, to command the edit mode with your keyboard in your browser.