PortlandWiki:GUI Publishing

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A core part of the user experience, is the publishing tool set. Actions and applications for creating and editing content fluidly on the site. Currently Wiki's provide a powerful array of tools.

Change Tools

The Change tools are actions used to activate the editor for a page or a specific page.

Types of Change Tools

  • Edit Page (seen in the upper right tab)
  • Edit Section (seen as an Edit link within each heading 2 section

Though Wikipedia has continued to have the Edit Page tool as a tab in the upper right, their commercial division, Wikia has started using a button located by the page title to do the same thing.

Property Tools

Tools used to identify properties of a page that is tracked by the wiki system.

Types of Property tools include

  • What Links here
  • Related changes
  • View History


The Editor as of April 2011, is out of scope for the redesign, but is listed here anyways.

Seems pretty close to Wikipedia's Editor

The editor is an embedded content submission area that is used to add, update, or change existing content. The editor provides text that is integrated with wiki markup. A graphic button toolbar is provided that will insert wikimarkup to text. An advanced form of the toolbar is available. There has been some discussion for using a different Editor.

Basic formatting

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Link
  • External Link
  • Image
  • Reference
  • Sign

Advanced formatting

  • Heading 1-5
  • Bullet List
  • Number List
  • Indent
  • No-Formatting
  • Line Break
  • Font size increase
  • Font sized Decrease
  • Superscript
  • Subscript

Advanced Insert

  • Insert Preset Gallery
  • Insert Preset Table
  • Insert Redirect

Special Characters (with font mapping)

  • Latin
  • Latin Extended
  • IPA
  • Symbols
  • Greek
  • Cryillic
  • Arabic
  • Hebrew
  • Bangla
  • Telugu
  • Sinhala
  • Gujarati