From PsychWiki - A Collaborative Psychology Wiki
This wiki (and the MediaWiki sofware) is designed to be easy to use and still have extensive functionality.
The following links provide a simple and concise overview of how to use this wiki.
- General information - Read this first for a general overview of how to use PsychWiki
- Buttons/Links - explanation of all buttons and links that run along the top and left-hand side of this site
- Functions - summary of all the functions of the site including how to customize the site, keep track of edits, and stay in communication with others
- Editing help - helpful summary and tips on how to edit pages
The following links provide more general information about the software (MediaWiki) used by PsychWiki:
- Documentation on customizing the webpage and the interface
- User's Guide for usage and configuration help
If not logged in...
- Anyone can view the Article page even if not logged in
- The Article page contains the content of the website.
- Anyone can view the Discussion page even if not logged in
- There a Discussion page for each Article which contains comments and questions about each Article. In the Discussion page users can ...
How to log in
- While loggin in is not required for viewing pages, it does provide additional benefits and functionality as described below including the ability to edit webpages, communicate with other users anonymously, and be notified of changes to the site.
- You can log in by
- clicking the "create an account or log in" tab on the top right hand corner of the webpage and entering your username, password, and email address
- To ensure confidentiality and anonymity, you must recieve an email confirmation code by going to "preferences" and clicking on "confirm e-mail address"
- When you are logged in, you will see your username displayed at the top of the webpage. Click on this to get your your own personal webpage within PsychWiki.
If logged in...
- You can edit the Article page
- Anyone can easily edit any article and have those changes posted immediately.
- You can edit the Discussion page
- Anyone can add comments or questions....
- The other tabs at top help you edit the content of the page
- Edit tab allows you to edit the particular Article or Discussion page. See  for more information on how to edit pages and create new pages.
- History tab lets you see the old versions and history for that particular page including a record of the date and time of every edit, the user who made it, the edit summary, and the ability to compare different versions. See  for more information.
- Move tab allows you to rename a page and move all of its history to the new name. There are a few reasons why you might wish to rename a page such as the title being misspelled or the scope of the article has been reduced, extended, or otherwise changed. See  for more information.
- Watch tab allows you to track changes on the articles you declare an interest in. You will be notified when the page changes. Clicking on the "watch" tab for a particular article adds that page to your "my watchlist". Watched articles are also bolded in the “Recent Changes” list. See  for more information.
- The tabs at the top of the webpage help you customize your experience
- "your username" - Takes you to your own personal webpage within the PsychWiki website. This "user page" is the same as an Articles page. See  for more information.
- my talk - This is the "Discussion" page for your own personal webpage within the PsychWiki website where other users can post comments and communication with you (anonymously if you so desire). See  for more information.
- preferences - You can personalize and customize aspects of the site such as email notification when pages change or new pages are created, change the style or design of the website, and change your preferences for how information is presented. See  for more information.
- my watchlist - All your articles you have indicated as "watch" appear in your "my watchlist" where you can view details about the most recent edits (for all edits see the "history" tab for each article). See  for more information.
- my contributions - A list of your edits. See  for more information.