Simple User Guide
This is a simple user guide for OW2 Members wishing to edit the OW2
site. Some pages have restricted rights and you may not have the proper
rights to edit them.
As you can see the user guide is not complete. We are still working on
it. You will be most welcome if you can help.
Please contact the Management Office (management-office AT ow2.org) if you have any question.
Let's define a Section as a group of pages attached to a top-level menu.
Our Web site has six Sections: MY OW2, ABOUT, MEMBERSHIP/JOINING, ACTIVITIES, COMMUNITY and NEWS & EVENTS
A Space is an XWiki concept. It can be defined as
a category of pages with the same rights, the same lay-out, etc.
You can tell which Space a page belongs to because the name of the
Space appears in the page url right after "http://.../view/" as in
In our Web site for instance, there is a Space called Activities as you
can tell by the follwing url:
The "Activities" Space is comprised of the
following pages: Fundamentals, Projects, Initiatives and Local
Chapters. Here it is easy because the "Activities" Space matches
exactly the "Activities" Section in our Web site.
However it is not always the case. If you look at
the "News & Event" Space, it includes the following pages:
Marketing Resources and Success Stories. What is tricky here is that some pages in the "News &
Event" Section of the Events, Latest News and Press Releases are Spaces
by themselves. That is because they have their own rights and template.
Panels are the boxes you can see in the left and
right columns on most pages. It is possible to modify the panels. It is
possible to decide which Panel appears on which page and where (i.e. on
the left or on the right column, at the top, middle or bottom of the
How to do things
How to create a Page
This is simple wiki procedure. Write the url of
the page you want to create. Make sure you respect the
/view/Spacename/Pagename structure. Follow the instructions.
How to delete a Page
Use "Rename" in the Edit Menu
How to rename a Page
Use "Rename" in the Edit Menu
Use form to enter Space.NewName
How to move a Page
Change its path (?)
Change its location by editing the Menu (be careful: I have lost a page entirely by doing this; either I made a mistake or the instructions are not complete! -CT.)
Edit the page view/XWiki/MenuBar to add a Section or a Page
How to change the path
Path at the top righ of the page; also called "bread crumbs". Edit the page and modify in the "Title" field.
How to rename a Space
In field "New Doc Name", enter Newpacename.WebHome (you need to write WebHome here)
Example: to create the Space "Meetings", create the page .../view/Meetings/WebHome
How to modify left and rights columns
(Note left and rights columns are made of Panels)
Go to Administration
Select Space Prefs
Choose which Space to change
How to modify a Panel
Go to /view/Panels/ (do not forget le last slash)
How to create a Panel
Go to http://www.ow2.org/xwiki/bin/inline/Panels/
and follow the instructions
How to duplicate a Space
This is useful if you want to reuse Programming Contest or Annual Conference pages from one year to the other. The instruction is quite long, please go to this page
How to create a user group
Go to view/XWiki/XWikiGroups and follow the instructions.
How to… what else?
What else should we know? Please contact the Management Office (management-office AT ow2.org) if you can help.
Guide to the Europe Local Chapter pages
The Europe Local Chapter team has developed specific pages
and has written an interesting guide to the ELC pages
which includes useful hint for pages developers.
How to fix problems
Project Dashboards: How to fix "viewing" and "editing" rights
Go to "Edit > Page access rights" and set rights on "view" for "unregistered users" and on "view/edit" for "XWikiAllGroup".