Publish a home page easily with TiddlyWiki

As pointed out in this forum thread, and further described in this forum thread, TiddlyWiki provides a nice, quick and easy way to publish and maintain a home page in your FastMail file storage. Here’s detailed instructions on setting it up.

TiddlyWiki is a wiki that works in a single HTML page. It uses javascript to maintain, edit and allow saving of the entire contents into a single page. By using the file storage area, you can have your own wiki simply and easily.

  1. Login to your FastMail account, go to the Files screen
  2. Create a directory called “public”
  3. Click the Websites button at the top right, and share the “public” folder you just created to the url http://yourname.fastmail.fm
  4. Mount your file storage area to your computer via FTP or DAV as described here:
    http://www.fastmail.fm/docs/faqparts/VFS.htm#VFSDAVFTP
  5. Right click on this link: http://www.tiddlywiki.com/empty.html and select “Save target as…”
  6. Navigate to your DAV mounted drive, and then into /yourname.fastmail.fm/files/public
  7. Change the name to index.html and click Save
  8. Open Windows Explorer, navigate to My Computer, and then into the DAV mounted drive and into /yourname.fastmail.fm/files/public
  9. Double click on index.html, it should open in Firefox, or Internet Explorer, or whatever browser you have configured
  10. Follow the instructions to setup a title, and a default home page contents
  11. Click the Save Changes link at the top right of the page

That’s it. If you now go to:

http://yourname.fastmail.fm

You’ll see the wiki you saved. To edit your wiki, just follow steps 8 & 9 in the future, and click Save changes to save any changes back for other people to see.
Very, very neat.

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