Notebook Website Template

by Timothy Foster on 05 Oct 2014 13:54

In August, the Standard Template was officially released and has since then seen some success. While a very good start for general purpose sites, it is now time to start unveiling task-specific applications, starting with…


What is it?

The Notebook Template is a specialization of the Standard Template and a renovation of the old notebook app from 2009. This site is designed to emulate an organized notebook similar to Microsoft's OneNote. For instance:

  • Pages are automatically sorted by sections and subsections, giving you a very clean tree of topics
  • Navigation is simple, allowing you to quickly traverse topics and their subtopics
  • Pages can be hidden from the general public yet show up for you as the administrator
  • You may tag pages in order to better organize all topics by their content
  • Marking pages provides special emphasis for pages needing attention
  • Being based off of the Standard Template, this site inherits most of the cool features the Standard Template offers, like Bootstrap integration
  • And finally, if you are already well accustomed with Wikidot, this template grants you full access to Wikidot features like categories, live templates, and data forms without compromising the structure of the notebook (this was not so in the old version)

This is great for both personal and community projects, and just like the Standard Template, the Notebook Template can be extended to fit many different purposes. Let your imagination run!

How can I start?

All you need to do is visit the site and click on the "Get Started" button located at the top. If you have a Wikidot account, then this will allow you to clone the site. Once you have done that, your newly created site comes packaged with a number of help pages that provide basic Wikidot editing information.

Many users had brought up issues with the Standard Template, and because of their feedback, I was able to improve the template even more. Therefore, if you find problems, don't hesitate to tell us. Otherwise, let us know what you think below!

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