PBwiki Preview: The improved editor in PBwiki 2.0

12 Feb

One of the strongest pieces of feedback we’ve gotten is to improve our editor.

Good news — PBwiki 2.0 includes a new editor that makes using your wiki far easier. I’ve been using it internally and it’s fantastic.

PBwiki 2.0 improved editor
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What does the new editor include?

  • Better handling of bullet points and numbered lists.
  • Better handling of line spacing and fonts.
  • Much more WYSIWYG-ness.” (That’s straight from our Director of Engineering.) Edit mode will look much more like the final version.

When we launched our Point-and-Click editor a year ago, we noticed a quick upsurge in our usage. The easier it is to edit, the more people use PBwiki. So among our other new features, We’re very excited to show you the new editor.

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.

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

12 Responses to “PBwiki Preview: The improved editor in PBwiki 2.0”

  1. JohnR February 14, 2008 at 2:31 pm #

    I asked for a Golden Ticket to PB2.0 but you guys no longer give them out anymore instead just saying that we all have to wait until the release.

    When I see something that good, I like most people, don’t like waiting. Bring it on as soon as possible. It looks great.

  2. Karla February 17, 2008 at 10:11 pm #

    I would love to try the new editor!!! Sounds cool.

  3. suresh February 28, 2008 at 9:17 am #

    I would love to try 2.0

  4. Khoi February 28, 2008 at 9:03 pm #

    Nice!

  5. Fede February 29, 2008 at 11:50 am #

    En españa también estamos deseando poder probar las nuevas mejoras del 2.0
    Here in Spain, we´re willing for using new toools and try the 2.0

  6. Terry March 2, 2008 at 6:57 am #

    I have recently introduced wikis to projects for student websites. Although it is on ‘off-campus’ solution, the flexibility and group control features look very promising. However, when compared with another ‘leading’ wiki provider, the students said they would choose the alternative because it looked easier to make it visually engaging. I advised further study on Pbwiki before making such a decision so we shall see what they choose in a few weeks.
    Perhaps a guide for tutors (Why your students should choose PbWiki…) would be a valuable asset when the new version is launched.

  7. Logotu March 2, 2008 at 10:02 am #

    Glad to hear about the new editor. When the point-and-click editor first came out, I was impressed by how pretty it was, but I soon went back to the classic editor because it gave me more control over what was going on. I am looking forward to trying the new one and am hoping it combines a good graphic interface with good control of the page look and content.

  8. sushi641 March 25, 2008 at 12:05 pm #

    i got a golden ticket!!! =)

  9. Paige Baker April 23, 2008 at 6:48 am #

    Is there any hope that you will ever be able to include shortcuts from Microsoft Word into the PBWiki editor? That is my single biggest dissatisfaction with PBWiki—that the myriad keyboard shortcuts I use when I’m working alone in Word don’t work in the wiki.

    It takes me 2-3 times as long to do something because, for example, I have to type out “information,” rather than simply type “info” and let the editor do the rest…

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