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Wiki Help and Usage Guidelines

To subscribe to this wiki, email the administrators, Chris Phillips or Cormac Reynolds (email: with your preferred username and email address.

There is a comprehensive manual available for dokuwiki. There follow links to a couple of the more important parts of the manual that you should look at before editing the wiki. If you just want to practise wiki editing, there is a playground available for this.

Change Your Password

Your wiki password will have been auto-generated when your account was created. You may change it by clicking on Update Profile on the top right of the wiki.

Forgotten Your Password

If you have forgotten your password (but remember your username) then go to

If you have forgotten both, contact Chris or Cormac


If you are new to wikis you should first familiarise yourself with the wiki syntax. Pay particular attention to the section on correct linking to wiki pages, uploaded media and external websites. Practise on the playground.


You can upload new media by editing the page then clicking on the button that looks like a picture frame. Note that, as a security measure, only files with prescribed extensions can be uploaded to the wiki, so you may have to rename your file if it does not have a permitted extension. Additional extensions can be enabled by the administrator if necessary. There is also a limit to the maximum size of individual files that can be uploaded.


This wiki contains pages for multiple projects and has contributors from a number of other institutions. Project pages are separated into namespaces. This means that pages and associated uploads for a particular project should only be added within the namespace for that project. See the namespaces section of the manual for the syntax.

Access Control Lists

Each namespace has its own associated access control list (ACL). The default ACL for each namespace is to allow all registered wiki users to edit pages, but some namespaces may be restricted to a particular group. If you cannot edit a page on the wiki after logging in, contact the administrator to see if your account is a member of the required group.

help.txt · Last modified: 2017/03/27 14:38 by cormac