How To Build an Intranet Wiki In Just 30 Minutes
Company intranets are great tools for keeping employees in the loop with things going on throughout different departments. It can also be a great place to view and grab company resources such as contact information, calendar holidays, time off requests, and more. Using Central Desktop’s Wiki feature, you can easily create a professional, customized Intranet for your company, without wasting IT resources and time. I’ll go over creating an Intranet page from scratch in this post, showing you how easy it is to set up your own.
Setting up your Intranet Wiki
- Create a new Workspace and name it Intranet
- Go to Settings > Tab Options and add/remove the tabs you want to use for this Intranet. For my example, I chose to have the Home, Company Directory, Calendar, and Forum Tabs only.
- Go to Settings > General Settings > Look and Feel > Workspace Style Templates > Choose a Static Bar template you wish to use (for this example, I chose Static Left Bar) This will give you nice sidebar where you can add links to company resources i.e. a link to the new employee handbook.
- Go to Settings > General Settings > Configuration Options > Choose Hide Wiki Tree Navigaion (this will hide the wiki tree and make your Intranet page more visually appealing)
This is the part where you can decide what will go on your Intranet page – its completely up to you. You can see how I’ve set up this Intranet in the WYSIWYG editor to add contact information, create links to important documents, add a photo, and a Recent Activity Application Block. The total amount of time? About 20 Minutes for the intial setup/adding content and another 10 minutes to clean up the layout. Here are some tips on customizing your intranet’s design – the amount of detail and content you want on an Intranet page is up to you. I hope you find this helpful in creating your own company Intranet page. Have fun!