About AberWiki


(n.) A collaborative Web site comprised of the perpetual collective work of many authors. Similar to a blog in structure and logic, a wiki allows anyone to edit, delete or modify content that has been placed on the Web site using a browser interface, including the work of previous authors. In contrast, a blog, typically authored by an individual, does not allow visitors to change the original posted material, only add comments to the original content.

The term wiki refers to either the Web site or the software used to create the site.

Wiki means “quick” in Hawaiian. The first wiki was created by Ward Cunnigham in 1995.

aber wiki

You can read AberWikiHistory or look at Stats . We are running on MediaWiki (version) as of the Upgrade to MediaWiki.

There’s a couple of maps at AberWiki/Maps

Read about changes to the wiki at AberWiki/News.

The default style is set to “AberWiki“. If you want to see the wiki in the wikipedia style, log in and choose the MonoBook skin on the Preferences page.

Contact email: contact@aberwiki.org

editing pages

To get started editing pages click “Edit” at the top of a page and just write. Click Edit at the top of this page to see what it looks like. Yes, anyone can edit any page.

There is more information on the syntax of writing wiki articles at Help:Editing, but you don’t need to know anything special to write regular text. If your browser supports it, there are some basic editing controls at the top of edit boxes.

When you write an addition to a page, you might like to sign your name by your contribution. You can do this by using four tildes in a row, like this: ~~~~ This will be saved as something looking more like this:

Hypno 04:07, 16 Dec (GMT)

linking to other pages

To create a link to another page while you are editing a page just write its name between two square

brackets like so:

 [[Name of page]]

creating pages

If you create a link to a page that doesn’t exist then when that link is clicked, the edit page screen will appear, and you can go ahead and create that page any way you want.

To create a page by itself just go to that page’s address as you would like it to appear. Eg:


This isn’t recommended though, as apart from categories there will be no way for people to find that page page if it is not linked from any other.

When creating a page try to put it into a category (see below).


Currently the pages in the AberWiki are being categorised. If you create a new page, then see the Categories and put your page in one of those categories by adding the following text to your page:

[[Category:Name of category]]


Strict CamelCase style naming of pages are no longer enforced. Your page name can contain spaces, too.


Try to make links (or references) to other pages as often as you can within your pages. Don’t worry if the page for that object does not exist yet, if you use it then someone may come along and define it for you.

After creating a page you might like to check that there are links to it by checking the [AberWiki:action=orphans orphans] page. If you find your page is “orphaned” find a suitable page to to link to yours from.

special pages

Special pages exist which are part of the wiki system and not content pages. You can see the list of some of these here or via the Special link at the top of each page.

Some useful special pages:


Use the upload special page and paste the link it gives you into the page you wish the file to be linked from. This is limited in size so is best used for uploading images or small files.


At uncategorised pages you can see the 600 pages that haven’t been put into a category yet. It’s considered a GoodThing to help out and put some into categories whenever you can. See the category section of this page.


A page is orphaned if no other pages link to it. The list of orphans is at Lonelypages. This may be because they are not all that good, or more likely, no one’s ever linked it when creating it. If a page is both orphaned and uncategorised then there’s no way to navigate to that page, which breaks the whole “web” concept somewhat.


Theres lots of other special pages, which are mostly self explanatory. The watchlist feature might be useful to you. test test