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About Webs

What is a web?

Foswiki can be subdivided into so called webs. Think of them as sub-wikis or web-space . Webs are a collection of topics holding the wiki content of a page. Each webs can have subwebs. All webs form a folder-like hierarchy.

Besides those pages that are created by users, each web has got a set of a dedicated page:

  • WebHome: the start page of a web used to describe what this web is about, often used as a kind of dashboard to help users find their way digging into the available content
  • WebChanges: recent changes
  • WebSearch: a search page to query content in that web
  • WebNotify: a page that lets you subscribe to get mail notifications when content in the web changes
  • WebRss and WebAtom: a syndication/news feed listing web changes
  • WebTopicList: the list of all topics part of the web

What are webs used for?

Webs can be used to organize content into isolated chunks. Webs can have access rights that are enforced on all of the topics in it. Webs are often used to provide team rooms or hold a specifc kind of application or content available at that location.

Read on at TopicsAndWebs for further introduction to webs and topics.

Which webs are there on foswiki.org?

folder About Web

A place to learn more about Foswiki and its history.

folder Documentation Web

System documentation and site administration tools that also are packaged with Foswiki.

folder Extensions Web

Repository of Foswiki extenions.

There are three types of extensions: plugins, contribs and skins.

Extensions are organized into categories describing their general use.

See HowToUseTheFoswikiExtensionRepository.

folder Support Web

Support forum and knowledge base all around Foswiki and its extensions.

See all questions at SupportQuestions.

folder Community Web

Information and discussions all about the Foswiki community.

Read about the Non-profit Association.

folder Development Web

Wiki to help organizing and discussing Foswiki development.

See ReleaseProcess. View AcceptedFeatureProposals, NewFeatureProposals, or All Feature Proposals.

Learn about DevelopingPlugins, see DevelopersBible. Get started with development by using BuildContrib.

See HowToStartExtensionDevelopmentInSubversion or HowToUseGit.

folder Tasks Web

Bug Tracking and ticketing system used to track actions on bugs and feature development of the Foswiki core and its extensions.

folder Download Web

The place where to download Foswiki from.

See ReleasePlan.

Topic revision: r5 - 22 Dec 2011, KipLubliner
 
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