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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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Styling The Dashboard

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There are two major sections to the Dashboard page. The navigation bar is at the top of the page. The main body of the page contains the dashboard itself. The main body has six panels. The Links and Announcements and Your Notepad boxes contain the content from wiki pages. Did You Know contains static text. Recently Viewed, Your Watchlist, and Your Workspaces contain lists of appropriate wiki elements.

HTML Snippet

<div id="st-homepage" class="st-content">
  <div id="st-wiki-logo">
    <img id="st-wiki-logo-image" src="/static/images/st/logo/socialtext-logo-152x26.gif" />
  <div id="st-user-greeting">
    <div id="st-user-welcome">Welcome, Socialtext User.</div>
    <div id="st-wiki-title-invite">
      <a href="?action=users_invite"><b>Invite your colleagues</b></a> to this workspace.
  <div style="vertical-align: 7px" id="st-wiki-title">
    <div>Dashboard: Socialtext 2.0 Custom CSS guide</div>
  <table id="st-homepage-layout">
        <td class="st-homepage-layout-cell" id="st-homepage-layout-notes">
          <div id="st-homepage-notes">
            <div id="st-group-notes" class="st-homepage-section">
              <!-- content -->
            <div id="st-personal-notes" class="st-homepage-section">
              <!-- content -->

            <div id="st-dyk" class="st-homepage-section">
              <!-- content -->
        <td class="st-homepage-layout-cell" id="st-homepage-layout-dashboard" align="right">
          <div id="st-homepage-dashboard">
            <div class="st-homepage-simplelist" id="st-whats-new">
              <!-- content --> 
            <div class="st-homepage-simplelist" id="st-watchlist">
              <!-- content -->
            <div class="st-homepage-simplelist" id="st-wikis">
              <!-- content -->
  <br style="clear: both;height: 1px" />

<div id="st-socialtext-attribution">
  <a href="http://socialtext.com" id="st-socialtext-attribution-link">
    <img id="st-socialtext-attribution-image"
         title="Socialtext v1.99.99.9"

CSS Selectors

#st-wiki-title div
#st-homepage-layout td.st-homepage-layout-cell



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

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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.