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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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A Watchlist allows you to keep a close watch on a page or group of pages. The Watchlist lets you know when the pages you are interested in have been updated. You can subscribe to updates to your watchlist by email or by RSS.

Adding and removing pages

To add a page to your watchlist, click the star that appears in the top-right corner:


The star will turn blue:


To remove the page you are viewing from your watchlist, simply click the star again.

Seeing Watchlist updates in your workspace

Your Watchlist is accessed via the dashboard by clicking "Your Watchlist".


The Watchlist page lists every change to all pages you have added to your Watchlist, with the most recently changed pages first. However, you can re-sort the listing by any of the columns by clicking on the column's header.


Each change lists

  • the title of the page that was changed;
  • the person who changed it;
  • the date and time they changed it;
  • and the current number of revisions.

You can also remove pages from your watchlist by clicking the blue star next to each entry in the Watchlist page. (Note that this does not actually delete those pages.) From the same list, click on the white star to re-add the page to your Watchlist.

Getting Watchlist updates by email or RSS

You can keep aware of activity on the pages in your Watchlist without actually visiting the workspace, using either email or RSS.

Email notifications

The system will send you notifications of pages that have recently changed via email. The Watchlist item under Settings / Preferences allows you to set how frequently these emails will be sent out and what is put in them.


When you visit your Watchlist page, the RSS button base/images/feed-icon-14x14.png links to an RSS feed for the watchlist, which you can use to subscribe your aggregator to updates.

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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.