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PBworks

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What is PBworks?

The wiki that you are viewing is a PBworks wiki!

PBworks (formerly PBwiki) is a free hosted wiki solution that was started in 2005.  At the time, most wikis were complex, so PBwiki focused on being simpler and easier-to-use than software wikis.  Users can create free basic wikis, or upgrade to a premium wiki to access additional features.  Over 1,00,000 wikis have been created using PBworks.

 

PBworks How To Set Up Your Site (part 1)

**These videos refer to PBworks as PBwiki.  Since PBwiki changed its name to PBworks just a few months ago, the tutorials still refer to PBwiki.  Please substitute Pbworks for Pbwiki.  The instructions are still the same and the tutorials apply to Pbworks.  The only thing that has changed is the name. 

 

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PBworks How To Set Up Your Site (part 2)

 

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The Basics:

 

Advanced:

 

Additional Resources/ Help:

 

Features:

  • Different wiki skins for customization of wiki pages

  • Widgets available for the integration of Google Maps, voice chat, photo shows, etc

  • Automatic wiki backups

  • RSS feeds

  • Many resources for help and support

  • Track revisions

  • WYSIWYG Editor 

     

Limitations

  • Limited Storage - 10GB
  • Cannot have more than one file with the same name even if they are in different folders.
  • Very Limited Customization
  • No CSS 
  • Plugins can be tricky 

 

Sample PBworks wikis:

Directory of Libraries using PBworks

 

 

Workspace Basics

 

Page Tools

Insert links

Insert links to other pages or uploaded files.

Tip: To turn text into a link, highlight the text, then click on a page or file from the list above.

 

 

 

 

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