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The sidebar contains information that relates to the page you are viewing. It features a link to page revision history, a watchlist star that lets you put the page into your watchlist or remove it, and three colored boxes displaying Tags, Incoming Links, and Attachments.

Toggling the sidebar. Clicking the V shape in the right-hand corner of the page will make the sidebar vanish. Click the > to bring back the sidebar.

The sidebar boxes are presented in the following order:

Tags. This is a list of all the Tags that have been applied to the page.

Incoming links. This is a list of all the pages that have a link to the page you are currently viewing.

Attachments. A list of this page's attached files.

There are two optional sidebar boxes:

What's New. A list of this workspace's most recent changes. Use "What's New" in the Settings page to control display of this box.

Recently Viewed. A list of your twenty most recently viewed pages. Use "Screen Layout" in the Settings page to control display of this box.

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Release notes for Socialtext 1.0

Release Notes for Socialtext 1.0

  1. Please report serious bugs that keep you from getting your job done to support@socialtext.com
  2. Please post feature requests to Feedback and minor problems to the bugs page. When posting, please reference ST 1.0.

Additions, Changes, and Fixes

This page details the major feature additions and changes in Socialtext 1.0 from the previous version, Socialtext 0.9. The Socialtext Socialtext Documentation page includes documentation on these new features.

What's new in Socialtext 1.0

One-step user registration. An administrator can now add and invite new users to the system in a single step.

Delegated administration. Administrators can now add and remove other users as administrators.

Create a new workspace. Administrators can create a new workspace and invite colleagues.

Configure workspace. Administrators can modify an existing workspace by changing the name, changing the logo in the upper corner, and changing the start page of a workspace.

My workspaces. There is an new sidebar box that shows the set of workspaces a user is subscribed to. It's possible now to switch from workspace to workspace directly without going to a separate page. Workspaces with recent activity (within the last week) are noted with an asterisk.


  • The "Edit" page has a new look, with easier category handling and better layout.
  • Links to SSL encrypted pages (https://) now work.
  • All screens now have current formatting.

Known issues

  • You can't yet upload a file to serve as a workspace logo.
  • If you send an e-mail with attachments to a workspace, the workspace does not yet keep the attachments.
  • The ability to delete a category is not yet implemented.
  • "Attach file" does not appear in "Edit This Page" mode.
  • Adding a file attachment does not update the page date in "All Pages".
  • Page names with an ampersand (&), underscore _, or double quote (") do not work properly. Avoid using these characters in page names.
  • Nested markup does not work properly. This is scheduled for a fix shortly.


Upload Files

Click "Browse" to find the file you want to upload. When you click "Upload file" your file will be uploaded and added to the list of attachments for this page.

Maximum file size: 50MB

File Name Author Date Uploaded Size

Save Page As

Enter a meaningful and distinctive title for your page.

Page Title:

Tip: You'll be able to find this page later by using the title you choose.

Page Already Exists

There is already a page named XXX. Would you like to:

Save with a different name:

Save the page with the name "XXX"

Append your text to the bottom of the existing page named: "XXX"

Upload Files

Click "Browse" to find the file you want to upload. When you click "Add file" this file will be added to the list of attachments for this page, and uploaded when you save the page.

Add Tags

Enter a tag and click "Add tag". The tag will be saved when you save the page.