Wiki Introduction

Getting Started


browse to https://wiki.lepp.cornell.edu/web/bin/view/TWiki/TWikiRegistration and fill out the form to register with the wiki.
  • Please note that your password will be the same password you use to check email or access restricted web pages. Your LoginName should be your unix login (dab66 for /web/bin/view/Main/DevinBougie). This is known as your LEPP network principal.
  • After submitting the form, you will then receive a confirmation email. Simply reply to this email to complete your registration.
  • For some wikis, even after you have registered you may be unable to view or edit pages until you have been added to a TWiki Group.


The CLASSE Wiki server is a collaborative environment for editing and organizing documentation.
  • viewable and editable from any web browser on any platform (windows, mac, linux, mobile devices, etc.)
  • automatic revision control tracking who changed what when
  • automatic notifications of changes
  • fine grained control over who can view or edit what pages or areas
  • WYSIWYG editor (What You See Is What You Get), supporting common keyboard shortcuts (copy and paste, bold, italicize, underline, etc.)
  • drag and drop attachment support
  • flexible search, including attachments
  • secure, and backed-up nightly
  • open source, extendable, and fully customizable design and organization

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CHESS Documentation

See https://wiki.classe.cornell.edu/Computing/WikiIntroduction to get started.

What's in the CLASSE Wiki?

Adding Content

To edit a wiki page, just browse to that page and click on "Edit."

On each Edit page, there are a few text-formatting tips, along with a link to More formatting help. See this page for instructions on creating headers, lists, tables, etc. While many will find the wiki shorthand easier to use, standard html tags can also be used. This can simplify the process of importing data from static web pages into a wiki page.

It also helps to look at existing pages to see how things are done. When viewing any wiki page, you can click on "View wiki text" to see the source "wiki syntax" of that page.

There is also more documentation, including a tutorial, at: https://wiki.classe.cornell.edu/System/WebHome

Remember that Foswiki (the program we are using for our wiki) gives us revision and access control over every page and attachment. Don't hesitate to try something, it can always be undone =)

New Pages

You can create a new page by using a WikiWord. A WikiWord is just two or more capitalized words run together. Just type a WikiWord in a page, and the next time you view that page, the WikiWord will show up in red. Click on the red text to create the new page.

If you want to change the text of the link to the new page, you can use also create the link using wiki syntax:
[[Computing.WikiWord][Link text]]

If you need to use a WikiWord, but you don't want it to link to a new page, put an "!" before the WikiWord (e.g. "!GeV").

You can also create new pages using the "Jump" box in the upper-right corner. Just enter a new page name there, and if the page does not exist, it will ask you to create it.

Publishing Changes

When you would like our public website to be updated with the latest changes to the TWiki, please click on the "Send Publication Request" button at the bottom of each page you would like updated. The LEPP Web Committee will review and publish the changes, usually within the hour.



Topic revision: r25 - 12 Jan 2012, DevinBougie
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