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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 1.9

Additions, Changes, and Fixes

Socialtext 1.9 adds additional fixes to the Simple mode editor, some new features, and internal improvements to increase robustness. If you come across additional problems, please let us know at: support@socialtext.com.

Beta Mobile Wiki

  • You can use your workspace more easily from a mobile device. Simply go to your workspace using your Blackberry or other mobile device. If you are not directed to a simple screen that looks nice on your mobile device, then type this to get to the mobile version (replace "workspace" with your workspace ID):

  • The beta mobile version has been most thoroughly tested on Blackberries. If you see problems on the Blackberry or other devices, please let us know by sending email to support@socialtext.com

Bugs fixed in the Simple mode editor

  • We have fixed a number of problems with the way the editor works with spaces and blank lines. We fixed bugs that caused:
    • spaces removed before/after special links, breaking the links
    • extra spaces inserted at the beginning of lines, breaking formatting
    • line breaks removed, collapsing text onto a single line
    • line breaks inserted after special links in long paragraphs
    • blank lines removed between indentation levels
    • You can now create whitespace-separated lists
  • We fixed several problems with Preview:
    • In Advanced mode, you can resume editing after Preview
    • Rapidly double-clicking the Preview button no longer causes edits to be lost.
  • We fixed other bugs with the Simple mode editor:
    • In advanced mode, horizontal rules don't become literal dashes
    • Copy/paste or drag/drop of an external link doesn't result in a bad link
  • We fixed a bug that prevented changes from being saved in some cases when you navigate away from a page with unsaved changes.


  • After Delete Page has been invoked, a Restore Page button is available, in case the page was inadvertently deleted.
  • We have made changes to improve performance problems caused by search indexing. As a result of these changes, when you add new content, it may take a few seconds to appear in search results.


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.