Wiki Patterns

Patterns for successful wiki use

User Tools

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Automatic Index


Since a wiki thrives on activity, it's important to make sure the front page shows that and doesn't look stale. Some wiki software has the ability to display a list of recently updated pages, or maintain a dynamically updated list of pages labeled with a common tag.


Use an automatic index to keep your wiki homepage constantly and automatically updated as people edit existing pages and add new ones.


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  • My Personal Info - since this pattern encourages people to create personal profile pages as a way to get used to the wiki, listing these pages on an automatic index will show activity and generate momentum.

Further Reading

automatic_index.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/28 13:51 by splitbrain