Socialtext Documentation
Socialtext releases simple editing: Revision 1

Socialtext now allows Simple mode easy text editing, which works much like a word processor, providing What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editing for wikis. When you're editing a page, you can click on the toolbar buttons to format text, and your changes will appear on the screen right away.

Simple mode editing is not intended to be a complete word processor or HTML editor. It supports the same basic formatting as previous versions of Socialtext, with the added benefit of seeing formatting changes as you make them.

You will still need to use Advanced mode for some actions such as editing tables, editing links, and including images in the page.

Since Simple mode makes common formatting tasks so easy, we are providing it early in its evolution. You may find bugs. Please let us know at

Here are some hints and tips:

  • Use the Preview link before saving, and Edit More if you need to. Switch to Advanced mode when Simple mode doesn't do what you need. Click the Edit tips link to get a list formatting punctuation for Advanced mode.
  • Some things your browser will let you do in Simple mode won't "take" when you Save. Examples are interactively resizing a table or an image, deleting an image, or indenting a list. A few other things, such as deleting an entire table, you may not be able to do at all.
  • Most of the special punctuation available in Advanced mode (see edit tips) will translate into formatting upon saving.
  • Copy and paste from a web page or a word processor will preserve some, but not all, of the appearance of the page once it is saved in the workspace.
  • Avoid frustration: save early; save often. The workspace maintains a complete revision history, so you can always revert to your last good page if needed.

Simple mode is based on the Socialtext open source Wikiwyg project.

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.