by michal-frackowiak on 31 Oct 2012 10:31

Last week we introduced a new feature people had been waiting for — fine-grained view permission settings for page categories. The view permission allows you to set who can view a given page category: let it be everyone, just Wikidot users, members of your site or just admins and moderators of your site.

The new option allows granting the view permission to the user who created a page. A small addition, but as you will see it opens a number of possibilities — you can now hide pages from everyone, while allowing users to create pages and view the pages they create.

Imagine a drop-box system where you want your users to leave messages as wiki pages so that you and a given user can read the page and comment on it. At the same time you want to keep the conversation hidden from other users. The new permission settings make it easy to set up.

I would like to show a small example of a system collecting feedback which works just as described. It will use 4 major Wikidot features:

  1. Templates and Data Forms
  2. Autonumbering
  3. Permissions
  4. Listing pages

by michal-frackowiak on 22 Oct 2012 18:33

Wikidot services have been unavailable during the last hour today, between 17.30 and 18.20 UTC. The problems have been caused by some disks going down at our datacenter. I will post more details later on. We are still working on improving performance because Wikidot still operates on reduced number of servers.

by michal-frackowiak on 19 Oct 2012 11:51

We often see popular community-driven sites that go far beyond the free (or even paid) plan limits or need a specific "pro" feature. Admins often ask us to upgrade their sites to actually allow them to develop their sites and in numerous cases we gladly do it.


But in the end we believe that community wikis require a different approach, which should not only provide all required features to grow, but also accelerate their growth.

Today we would like to announce a new category of sites at Wikidot:

Community Sites!

It is a new kind of sites that combine the best things we have at Wikidot:

  1. Free!
  2. More capable than Pro Plus!
  3. Extra promotion - we will help your site get more popular
  4. Direct support from our team!