Named after the Hawaiian word for fast, the first wiki was created by Ward Cunningham as a way to perform simple create, read, update, and delete operations on web pages. His first wiki software named WikiWikiWeb was described as "the simplest online database that could possibly work". In essence, wiki allows us to create and update web pages in a really simple manner.

Creating wiki site pages

Wiki pages are held in a wiki library or can live separately as individual pages inside a document library. The following is an example of creating an ordinary document library:

  1. In our Chapter 5 blank site, select New Document Library from the Site Actions menu, as shown in the following screenshot:
  2. Give the new library a name and description, if desired. ...

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