Kenneth's Dozen

by pieterh on 15 Oct 2009 19:32

Today I'd like to introduce you all to Ken Tsang, a Chinese-Australian Wikidot guru who has just hit black belt status for writing a small but perfectly elegant Iron Giant template site, the redirect template.

Ken is the author of the Wikidot package installer, he's built most of the new documentation site and he's the prolific admin of over 25 sites such as SocialMe.

A word on the redirect template and then back to Ken, who is probably squirming with this attention. Try typing 'help' or 'chat' in the toolbar at the top of this page. It's a trick: http://chat.wikidot.com redirects to http://chatroom.wikidot.com/chatroom but what Ken has done is to make this really easy. You clone the redirect template to some short site name, and edit it to redirect to the right place.

If the site name you want to use is already taken by an abandoned site (often the case), make a request on http://site-name.wikidot.com and we'll see if we can free it for you.

What are your favourite shortcuts? Let's collect a few… especially if you're one of the supergurus like Ken who can create over 1,000 sites.

Oh, and by the way, Ken is twelve.

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