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The Zotero Wiki

This webpage is part of the Zotero wiki, the primary resource for Zotero documentation. The Zotero wiki is a DokuWiki wiki, and just as with Wikipedia, anyone is welcome to make improvements.

Wiki Sections

The Zotero wiki has three main sections:

Most of the wiki pages that are accessible from the wiki start page belong to the general user documentation. These pages form the Zotero manual. The most important task of this part of the wiki is to describe how to install Zotero and use its features.

The developers section contains information for developers who want to contribute to or built onto the Zotero ecosystem (consisting of the Zotero client, translators, localization, documentation, CSL styles, the Zotero API, etc.).

The knowledge base is a collection of wiki pages that each discuss either a frequently asked question, or a subject concerning Zotero that is of relatively rare interest. The tangential (and often brief) nature of these articles make them a great place to get familiar with documenting Zotero. If a question keeps coming up in the forums, create an article for it and link to it in future forum threads. To add a wiki page to the knowledge base, include the “kb” tag at the bottom of the page:

{{tag>kb}}

Editing the Wiki

Creating a Wiki Account & Logging In

Editing the Zotero wiki requires a wiki account, which you can obtain at the wiki registration page (a wiki account is not the same as a Zotero account).

Once you have a wiki account, you need to be logged in to the wiki to be able to edit and create pages. You can log in from any wiki page by appending ”?do=login” to the page's URL (e.g. by visiting http://www.zotero.org/support/?do=login ).

Editing Pages

Once you are logged in, you can edit a page by clicking the edit page button that appears at the bottom of a page or section. You can read up on the wiki syntax at http://www.zotero.org/support/wiki/syntax.

Creating New Pages

To create a new page simply type in the URL where you want your page to reside. If no page exists at that location, you will be told “This topic does not exist yet”. Click the “Create this page” button to create the page.

Moving and Deleting Pages

The Zotero clients, Zotero forum posts, and other websites contain many links to pages of the Zotero wiki. To make sure people can find the information they're looking for, you should be cautious with moving and deleting wiki pages.

However, when after careful consideration you make the decision to move a page, make sure that the original page includes a link to the new page. The URLs of these pages should also be listed below, so that an automatic redirect can be set up.

Localization

For translating the Zotero wiki into other languages, see the information on Localization.

Wiki Etiquette

Any wiki edits are directly visible to other users. Therefore, especially for the general user documentation, only make edits when you're confident that they improve the wiki. When in doubt, or when you are planning major edits (like moving wiki pages), please first discuss your proposed changes in the Zotero forums.

Non-wiki Documentation

Third Party Documentation