Forum Option Buttons
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Copied partially from howto:How to Use Option Buttons []

Or to be more precise, what they do!

Forums Post option buttons

Below any post you make, there are two buttons: reply | options


Use this to directly reply to the specific post you are reading. It gives you an "edit " box with the post title automatically inserted. You may change this title if you like. Finally there is the button called:


This gives you three more buttons: permanent link| edit | delete

Permanent link
You may find this useful if you wish to link to a particular post in the forum. When you click on the button, a little extra window opens containing the URL for the particular reply/post, which is the post's permanent link. Please note that this is often not the URL in the address-bar of your browser! You can copy and paste to put this link in any of your wiki pages (just as you can any others). Remember that if the post is deleted then the link becomes inoperable.


[* Example]

Use this button if you wish to edit your post after you have posted it, brings up the standard edit dialog box.
Use With Caution ! Read the warning.

Thread Buttons.

Under the "thread" summary box , you will find three buttons.

unfold all: Will expand folded posts

fold: Will collapse unfolded posts

+ more options Clicking this will give you

Edit title and Description.

Allows you to change the Thread Title and summary


Will keep or promote important "threads" at the top of the "tree" in a forum category. example

Posting block

Enables admins and Mods to "lock" a Thread,. Only they will be able to make additional posts.

Move thread

This option gives you the opportunity to move the thread to a different Forum Category.
It can be dangerous to delete threads, it is far better to move them to a "hidden" category instead.
It is also particularly useful for removing spam

add to watched
If you wish to keep track of posts in a particular thread, use this option.
To view the watched posts go to "my account" » watched »discussions
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History (page options)
A '''Page history of changes''' shows the order in which changes were made to any editable page, the difference between any two versions, and a menu of check boxes for selecting change-types.

A Page history of changes" is sometimes called '''revision history''' or '''edit history'''. It is accessed by clicking the "History" button at the top or bottom of the page, a complete separate screen opens under the selected page and its "page option buttons".
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Page Option Buttons
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Partially copied from: How to use Option Buttons

Page Options.

These buttons are found at the bottom of every page.

The first set is: Edit | Tags | History | Files | Print | Site tools |+ Options

Opens up the standard "edit " window. Use this to edit your page. Please note that when entering code of any sort, it is essential that spaces are inserted in the correct place, otherwise the page will not display as required. Using a "CTRL + e" shortcut instead of the button does the same thing.
Use this to enter "tags" (key words referring to the content of your pages).
Use this to view the changes over a period of time to your page. There are a number of options and actions that can be carried out to aid you in tracking changes. See also the Glossary entry "History"!
If you click this button, a little extra menu opens with more buttons (upload new file | file manager), which gives you the opportunity to up/down-load files to the page (also called "attaching" them to the page), and view & control files within that page. The file manager gives you an overview of the used space too.
Will open up your page in a new window, allowing you to print the contents of that page without any of the stuff (side bars, navigation features, etc.) surrounding that page.
Note1: if you used coding to insert columns, the layout is preserved.
Note2: if your printout is not in a good layout with the automatic page-breaks, then you can use ( or avoid) page-breaks. See the comments on Print friendly option.
Give it a try and click on he "print" button to test different pt-values and layouts:
Site Tools
Gives you two further options:
  • wanted Pages:

Will give you the names of the pages that have NOT been created yet, but that have been "suggested" somewhere in the wiki by someone inserting a non-existent (internal) link on a page.

  • orphaned pages

This is a list of all the pages that do not have links to or from. There will always be some in here, such as Category, Forum threads, New Forum Thread, ect.

  • draft pages

This is a list of all saved "draft"-version of pages.


This opens up a new list of buttons.
Edit Sections | Append | Edit Meta | Watchers | Backlinks |Page Source |Parent | Lock Page| Rename | Delete

Edit sections.
Clicking on this will provide you with a "edit" button next to each separate heading in your page. Clicking a particular "edit" button will open (and lock) that part of the page only. Very handy for editing long documents.
This gives you an empty edit box. Any text that is entered here will be appended to the bottom of the page. Note: if, for example, you have used the "comments" module, the the appended text will appear BELOW it.
Edit Meta.
This gives you a new edit box. You can enter "meta" data to be inserted into the head /head section of (all) pages.
Who watches this page ? This give you a list of those people who will receive notifications when changes are made to this page or the page is commented.
Will give a list of pages that link to this page or directly include it.
Page source
Will give you all the text and coding used for the page in such a way that it can be copied and pasted elsewhere. For larger pages it can also help in locating errors in the text/code because you get it displayed in format at the same time as you view it (unlike the edit window).
Use this to help in page navigation. You might find it a good idea to put at least Home page name in here This is VERY handy if you wish to use "bread crumbs" navigation. Put [[module PageTree]] in your "home" page somewhere and all will be revealed. More info Here
Lock Page
Will give you a tick box. Tick this if you only want admins and mods to be able to edit the page. This is sometimes useful, for example, on the starting page. It is over and above the permissions set in "site manager"
Warning! This will change the actual address of the page. If you change it, any pages that have links to and from it will not work. Fortunately there is another button Show dependences that warns you if this is the case. Alternatively, just change the displayed Title of the Page in the Title of page text box above the edit dialog box which will not change the actual address.
You can delete the page by either moving it to a default "deleted" category (the page name will be changed to "deleted:page_name") or by permanently removing it from the Wiki, which is nonrecoverable and should be used with caution.

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