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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 1.7.2

Please report serious bugs that keep you from getting your job done or small problems that you have noted to support@socialtext.com .

Additions, Changes, and Fixes

This page details the major feature additions and changes in Socialtext 1.7.2 from the previous version, Socialtext 1.7.1. The Socialtext Documentation page describes these new features in detail.

Changes - Easier Login

  • We have made it easier to log in to Socialtext workspaces. Usernames are no longer case-sensitive (although passwords still are case-sensitive). We've made it easier to reset your password if you forgot it, and we've added a feature to log out without closing the browser, and for the system to remember your login information.
  • Socialtext now uses relative font sizes, so you can use your browser's font size feature to control the size of displayed text.
  • By popular demand, workspace administrators once again have access to the "Invite" command in the top menu
  • New links for RSS feeds. The old urls will redirect to the new ones, so your existing subscriptions are not expected to break. The standard form for a Socialtext recent changes feed is now:

The old feeds were at:


Bug Fixes

  • We fixed a bug that adds spaces to some email addresses when sending a page by email to many recipients.
  • We fixed bugs that caused occasional slow performance and problems with searching.
  • A bug was fixed that prevented international utf-8 characters from being previewed correctly

Known Issues

  • The "Backlinks" sidebar, which displays pages that link to the current page, is not working correctly. New links are not being added to the backlinks to display.
  • By default, the page that is shown in the "My Favorites" sidebar box is the page named "My Favorites: my_user_id". You can choose a different page to display in the sidebar box by clicking on "Settings" in the top menu, and "Preferences/My Favorites" in the left menu.


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.