Introduction to the Plex Wiki

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What is a Wiki?

The suggestion for a Plex Wiki was made by several people during the 2nd Annual Plex/2E Worldwide User Event.

Wiki pages can be thought of as individual items that can be linked to one another. Pages can be viewed, edited and saved using a web browser. This makes it easy to contribute new pages to a Wiki, or to update pages that have been created by another Wiki user.

Getting Started

The Wiki technology does not automatically provide menus and navigation to permit the browsing of the information.

Therefore, to get the Plex Wiki project rolling a range of headings and stub documents have been created. Rather than mirror the layout of the Plex documentation the number of headings has been reduced into six main areas of interest, these can be seen on the main page:

  • Welcome - An introduction to the Plex Wiki and some information about AllFusion Plex.
  • Online Resources - Links to other websites and tools.
  • Platform Summary - Describing the capabilities of each of the generators.
  • Plex Development Environment - How Plex works and how to use the editors.
  • Application Development - Ideas, opinions and good practice for building with Plex.
  • Technology - Detailed information on the use of the Plex runtime objects.

Categories have now been added to help to organize the Plex Wiki. Category tags matching the main headings above, along with numerous subcategories allow for articles to be grouped and linked to similar articles.

Refer to the How to contribute page for more information on creating pages and how to categorize them.

Searching

The quickest way to find information in the Wiki is to use the search box.

What can you do?

This is a brief introduction to the Plex Wiki, and Wikis in general. If you have read this page and want to add or amend it please do so, that is the power of using a Wiki.

There are many more features provided by this Wiki software, I have not mentioned the ability to comment and discuss a page, or to contact a Wiki user via the "talk" facility. I will leave that for another time, or for another user to add...

--MatthewMorris 20:23, 31 October 2006 (GMT)

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