Public Sites

As you may know, there are two types of site permission settings that can be used on WikiFoundry: Private Sites and Public Sites. If you'd like to create a wiki that will display information to the general public and attract new members from all over the community, you'll want to be sure that your site is public. Changes to your site's permissions settings can be made within the Permissions tab.

Creating a Public Site
If you're an Administrator or the Creator of a wiki, you can change that site's permissions settings within the Permissions tab, which is located under the site's Settings section. The screenshot below depicts the place where you can change your wiki's permissions settings. Once you've allowed everyone to view your site, click 'Next' and approve the changes that you made on the following page.

Site Permissions Adjustment

Different Types of Public Sites
Now that you've decided that you want your site to be public, you need to choose which type of public site you want to use for your wiki. The first type of public site that you can choose from is a site that does not require registration. The second type of public site that you can choose from is a site that requires registration. The third type of public site you can choose from is a site that requires invitation. The screenshot below depicts the three types of public sites that you can choose from and provides a list of positives and negatives of using each. We've also created three charts to illustrate the permissions that each user has on each different site type.

Three Types of Public Sites
Sites That Don't Require RegistrationSites That Require RegistrationSites That Require Invitation

Different Options for Thread Contribution
The perimeters of the three types of public sites that were described above only apply to the ability to edit pages. As the creator or an administrator of your wiki, you also have the power to determine who is able to post threads on your wiki. The first option allows even anonymous members to post threads on your wiki, while the second option allows only members of your site to post threads. The first option is good for a help and support site like WikiFoundry Central; the second option is good for a community-based site.

Different Options for Thread Posting

Still have unanswered questions?
If you're interested in learning how to make your site private or adjust your user's permissions, please click on the appropriate links.

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