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account a username and password that let you participate in the site as a whole — and a prerequisite for membership in any individual wiki

account name see username

actions menu the section of the side bar that includes the New Page, Recent Changes, Settings and Search options, plus the Make a New Wiki and Site Administration links in a Private Label site

anchor an element that you place in a page that makes it possible to link directly to that part of the page

badges a small graphic that you can put on other Web sites to advertise your wiki

content area the part of your wiki page that is controlled by the Edit button

dashboard (my account) see My Account

dashboard (site administration) the page that provides a snapshot of your Private Label site usage

domain name (DNS) the address of your wiki or Private Label site

editor toolbar the graphic list of your options when you're editing a page with the visual editor

embed to place a piece of media or code into a wiki page

export a copy of all the pages and files in your wiki, saved as HTML, wikitext, or a PDF

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guest anyone who is not logged in

join to request membership in a wiki

K–12 wiki a free, ad-free wiki available to educators, exclusively for use in primary and secondary education

locked only editable by an organizer of the current wiki

logo the graphic at the top left of the page; wikis begin with the default bonsai graphic, but that can be replaced with any graphic you choose

member anyone who has been granted permission to join to a particular wiki (must already be an active user)

membership the permission to participate in an individual wiki

My Account the page that lets you manage your account information, including your email address, password, favorite wikis, and noltification preferences

My Wikis a list of all the wikis of which you are a member

navigation bar (nav bar) the section of the side bar that provides the navigation for your wiki

organizer the person (or people) who handles the administrative functions of a wiki

orphaned page any page that has been edited, but that no other page links to

page what you can see in a single browser window (plus scrolling up, down, or sideways) without following any links

page name the title you set for a single page in a wiki

permissions the settings that determine who can see and edit your wiki

private only visible and editable to logged-in members of the wiki

Private Label site a collection of wikis that share common rules of oversight and draw from a common user database

protected visible to anyone, but only editable to logged-in members of the wiki

public visible and editable to anyone

recycle bin a tool that lets wiki organizers restore pages that were deleted from the wiki

RSS feed a type of media that can be embedded into a wiki page to display constant, up-to-date information on frequently update Web sources like blogs or Twitter feeds

A feed is a specially formatted web page that lists a summary of each change on a site, sorted by date. Sometimes you'll see feeds called syndication, XML, or RSS - they're all the same thing.

sidebar the section of your theme that houses the Actions menu and the nav bar

site administrator the person (or people) who manages the global settings and functions of a Private Label site

tag a label you can attach to a page or file to make it easier to track and manage

tag cloud The tag cloud is a visual representation of all the tags in your wiki. The more a tag has been used, the more emphasis it gets in the cloud — so tags that you use a lot will be bigger and bolder than less-used tags.

templates, page a special kind of wiki page that you can use a foundation to create new pages with the same content

templates, wiki a designation assigned to a wiki in a Private Label site that lets you copy all of the pages, files, and settings (with the exception of individual page permissions) from one wiki into new wikis

theme everything on the page outside the content area — that is, everything that stays the same when you’ve edited a page, and as you move from page to page within your wiki

user anyone who has an active account on Wikispaces or, in the case of Wikispaces Private Label, on the Private Label site

User Creator a tool that makes it easy to create user accounts in bulk (available to site admins on a Private Label site and organizers of K–12 wikis)

username your unique account identifier on or your Private Label site; a username must be unique, 3–32 characters long, and contain only letters, numbers, hyphens, periods, and underscores

visitor anyone who comes to a wiki, regardless of user status

visual editor a word-processor–like interface that lets you see what your wiki page will look like as you edit it

wanted page a blank wiki page that has never been edited, but that another page links to

widget a piece of media (like a video, a calendar, or dozens of other media types) that can be embedded into a wiki page

wiki a group of individual pages united by a single look and feel, sharing the same files and members, and built around a single common purpose (e.g., all the pages being used by one classroom)

wiki name the name that appears in the header of your wiki (unless your wiki uses a custom logo)

wiki stylesheet a document in CSS that controls special formatting in the content area of your wiki (requires knowledge of CSS to edit)

wikitext a markup language that you can use to edit a wiki page, instead of using the visual editor

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