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<noautolink> ---+!! Wiki Tutorial: Parent Topic The breadcrumb list at the top of every Wiki page shows the "parent" relationships for the current topic. * Example: <br /> <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/breadcrumbs1.jpg" alt="Example" width='539' height='25' /> These relationships make it easier to navigate the web. <blockquote> *Note*: On the server, a Wiki *web* is implemented as a single folder. Each topic represents a file in that folder. All topics are at the same folder level. The "parent/child" relationships between pages is independent of the file system on the server (and hence of the pages' URLs). This can be a bit confusing at first but it's very useful. It's easy to reposition a page within the topic hierarchy without breaking links. Parent pages and breadcrumbs can be changed quickly, making it easier for humans to navigate a web. You can organize and re-organize your web as you like it, but on the server, nothing changes. *Best Practices Recommendation*: Use a combination of parent pages, indexing, and strong naming conventions to make topic relationships clear. </blockquote> By default, a topic's "parent" is the page from which you first linked to it. If you create a topic "from thin air" (e.g. via a "page does not exist, do you want to create it" form), the parent will be set to the "WebHome" topic of the current web. You can change a topic's parent to make navigation easier. Keep in mind that you are changing a logical relationship when you do this. Nothing is actually being moved around on the server. To set the parent topic, click %MAROON%More topic actions%ENDCOLOR% at the bottom of a "view" (not "Edit") page. Then scroll down to the item, %MAROON%Set new topic parent%ENDCOLOR%. Type or paste the name of the desired parent page into the box or click %CYAN%Pick from a list%ENDCOLOR% for a menu. (Caution: if your web is very large, the list may take a long time to appear.) * Screenshot: <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/set_parent.jpg" alt="Setting the topic parent" width='557' height='237' /> </noautolink> -- Main.VickiBrown - 30 May 2008 <!-- Privileges To restrict who can change this page, remove the # from ...TOPICCHANGE (below) To restrict who can view, remove the # from ...TOPICVIEW (below) DO NOT REMOVE the HTML comment tags around these Set commands below! * #Set ALLOWTOPICCHANGE = Main.VickiBrown, Main.VickiBrown * #Set ALLOWTOPICVIEW = Main.VickiBrown, Main.VickiBrown --> ------
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