Point-and-Click editing is here!

20 Feb

Note: Scroll down for the video!

A lot of you have been asking for an easier way to edit your wiki – we’ve listened and we’ve acted – Our new Point-and-Click editor went live to all of PBwiki earlier this morning.

What is Point-and-Click?

Point-and-Click is our new editor that allows the collaborators of your wiki to edit pages in a familiar easy-to-use word processing interface.


One of our new features in our Point-and-Click editor is the ability to load various plug-ins such as Google Gadgets, YouTube videos, calendars, chat rooms and more.


Ramit Sethi, co-founder of PBwiki has a 90 second video on the new features of our Point-and-Click editor. Check it out here:

So what do you think? We’re really interested in hearing what you have to say.

23 Responses to “Point-and-Click editing is here!”

  1. hatshop February 21, 2007 at 3:49 am #

    wow i love this new style thingy! its the best!

  2. Kumaran moosad March 30, 2007 at 4:23 am #

    I did not get enogh time to play with the new features.They look very interesting!
    A more detailed response i will add after a bit of experimentation
    Thanks and by…

  3. Sue June 13, 2007 at 3:23 pm #

    I like the versatility. I’ll try several options. Thanks for the video.


  4. tolkpanda June 26, 2007 at 11:43 pm #

    The point and click editing is really nice for adding pluggins, tables or pictures to a wiki but as far as text editing is concerned, i really prefer the old classic mode editor (maybe because it doesn’t add html tags when you choose not to which improve readability of the wiki). In the end, i end up using both editors depending on what i want to do, which is just fine.

  5. Bridget Ashton June 28, 2007 at 1:50 am #

    Well done! This is going to be a great way of co-ordinating holidays!

  6. Alesia WIlson June 28, 2007 at 5:36 am #

    The calendar features seems not to work as I expected. I thought that all members invited had access to the calendar and could add note, meetings, etc.

  7. Nancy B. Grant June 28, 2007 at 5:49 am #

    Viewing the video on a modem access is impossible. Please provide text instructions for those of us who do not have fast internt access. Thank you.

  8. Luann harden June 28, 2007 at 6:03 am #

    I just completed my first online course assignment creation through wiki. It was so easy to use. I cant tell you how many more ideas I have for this.
    Thank you.

  9. Nora Cardoso June 28, 2007 at 8:20 am #

    Thank you for the fantastic features of the “Point-and-Click” editing with the new widgets.
    I am a teacher, and I know for a fact that I will be using the point and click editing.

    Thank you again.

  10. Sadie June 28, 2007 at 8:24 am #

    I like the new pluggins.. There is a good variety and are fairly intuitive to use. One thing I don’t like is how the calendar plugin appears on your page. I wanted the calendar to show up at the top of my page when someone clicked to view it – but because the sidebar menu is there, it would not fit. So now you have to scroll down to see the calendar. Is there a way to make this fit with the sidebar??

  11. Nora Cardoso June 28, 2007 at 8:25 am #

    Thank you for the this fantastic tool.

  12. Lawan Dalha June 28, 2007 at 10:11 am #

    A very interactive web tool indeed

  13. LG Post June 28, 2007 at 10:29 am #

    I wanted to see one thing: how the calendar worked. BUt when I click on the link from the mailing or from the calendar section, it takes me to more about point-and-click. I just want to see how the calendar works!

  14. guarachon63 June 30, 2007 at 7:36 am #

    option to switch modes is missing from upper right in my browser firefox Mac OSX 10.4.10. Worked at work, not at home.

    very frustrating

  15. guarachon63 June 30, 2007 at 7:37 am #

    oh i see, only there in edit mode…hmmm

  16. Cannonball July 1, 2007 at 1:09 pm #

    When are we Scandinavians going to be able to use our whole alphabet?
    Åå Ää Öö Øø give us problems on pbwiki. . . . . otherwise a great site.

  17. Aman July 2, 2007 at 10:23 pm #

    Thank you

  18. Knud Ramian July 3, 2007 at 1:21 am #

    I do want to know, too, when the scandinavian languages are used to create pdf’s

  19. austin July 4, 2007 at 5:03 pm #

    really cool, but I need to have the ability to import wmv and mpeg videos instead of just youtube videos

  20. Ramit Sethi July 5, 2007 at 9:28 am #

    Austin, you can do that now! See here for details:

  21. abouttime July 13, 2007 at 4:02 pm #

    Where’s the ‘yes’ button we’re supposed to click on to accept the new point and click editing option?

  22. Brian Abbott July 30, 2007 at 6:28 am #

    I recently set up the above web site on pbwiki. I would like to add a dash between “tormey” and “publication.” We are two professors of business in New York City and are working on this publication idea together.
    Thank you for your response.


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