PBwiki 2.0 Preview: Folders

16 Jan

[See our past Previews of PBwiki 2.0: Page-level access and Overview.]

Organizing your wiki becomes important as you add more and more content. In PBwiki 2.0, we’ve improved navigation with better search, improved tagging, and page folders.

Today, I’m going to cover page folders in PBwiki 2.0.

When it comes to PBwiki organization, there are a couple of major issues:
1. Organizing lots of pages is difficult on PBwiki right now (have you ever wondered, ‘Where did that page go?’)
2. There are often many different users on a wiki — and they don’t care about all pages, they just care about their pages

As a result, we’ve created folders within PBwiki 2.0.

Imagine you invite your colleague from your marketing team to your PBwiki. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a central place — within the wiki — for all the marketing pages?

In PBwiki 2.0, you can add any page to a folder. (Use an existing folder or create your own.)

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And just as PBwiki 2.0 features page-level access, it also features folder-level permissions.

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Folders are useful for:

  • Creating specific sections on your wiki to organize pages

  • Creating specific sections on your wiki with custom permissions
  • Making your wiki easier to navigate!

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Golden Tickets: Get beta access to PBwiki 2.0
We have a limited amount of Golden Tickets to try out PBwiki 2.0 as a beta user. If you’re interested in trying out PBwiki 2.0 and giving us feedback, sign up for PBwiki 2.0 beta access.

16 Responses to “PBwiki 2.0 Preview: Folders”

  1. Dianne January 17, 2008 at 7:51 pm #

    The addition of the folders for organizing will be a good addition.

  2. Sean Fahey January 17, 2008 at 10:06 pm #

    Can you give us an idea of when we can expcet the password protection to come online?

  3. Jonathan January 18, 2008 at 12:53 am #

    I think I read that they’ll have it live at the beginning of Feb.

    Looking forward to beta test this. :D

  4. Garg January 18, 2008 at 2:37 am #

    can i integrate it to my email?

  5. Ramit Sethi January 24, 2008 at 1:19 pm #

    Hi Garg,

    Can you help me understand how you’d want to integrate this into your email?

    Thanks,

    -Ramit
    PBwiki Team

  6. Tery January 28, 2008 at 9:47 am #

    The ability to categorize pages to aid structure will undoubetdly help but mostly in our case to be able to find things. Will this help restructing a wiki that is getting out of control? Will you be making any changes to tags and how i a folder different that just a page called marketing with pages underneath?

  7. Jennie March 3, 2008 at 4:59 am #

    Will the page-level access and folder permissions only be available to paid subscribers?

  8. Susie March 4, 2008 at 3:08 pm #

    Can I upgrade my current wiki to 2.0?

  9. LK March 7, 2008 at 9:03 am #

    Will you be able to nest folders within folders? For example, have a folder named “Accounting” and have folders named “Accounts Payable” and “Accounts Receivable” sit within the “Accounting” folder?

  10. Chris Yeh March 10, 2008 at 9:32 pm #

    Tery,

    Folders should help in structuring large wikis. Part of what they do is to impose logical constraints…for example, a page can only be in one folder. The other thing they do is provide clear hierarchy. A page with links is an artificial hierarchy.

    Susie,

    We will be allowing people to upgrade their wikis from 1.0 to 2.0, though we haven’t rolled this out yet.

    LK,

    Right now, folders are not nestable. We wanted to get the basic implementation in first, then consider such enhancements.

  11. Brett Roth December 10, 2009 at 9:44 pm #

    Can I add a folder to a specific page and not have it visible on all of them?

    • kristine December 11, 2009 at 3:57 pm #

      You can put a page in a folder. On premium workspaces, folders can have security settings so only specific people can access the information in the folder.

      People who don’t have access to the folder, won’t see the pages and files in that folder. Here is more information on folder level security: http://usermanual.pbworks.com/Security-Customization

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