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Making it easier to find the Lotus product wikis

by Stuart McIntyre
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I don’t know about you, but I love the Lotus product wikis – they’re becoming treasure troves of useful information voluntarily entered by both IBMers and members of the community.  As the ‘barrier to entry’ of content submission is much lower than with the Lotus Infocenters, more relevant content gets added, kept up to date and modified according to best practice.  It’s getting to the stage when we would struggle to do without them on most complex projects we take on.

So that said, what’s the problem?

I cannot find the blasted things using a memorable URL!

I tend to end up using Google to search for the individual wiki I need, even when I’ve been there multiple times in the past.  ‘What’s up with using a bookmark?’ I hear you ask… Well, like many consultants, I’m very rarely using my own machine as I’m expected to used the PC, VM or remote desktop session that my customer gives me, and so my bookmarks aren’t always available.  To some extent, IBM doesn’t help this as the name of the site isn’t as simple as it might be (www-10.lotus.com) and the wiki database names are formatted differently for many of the products.


My solution?


Simply enter LotusWikis.com/’name of the product’ and you’ll get redirected instantaneously to the appropriate wiki, e.g.:

LotusWikis.com the list of all the Lotus/Portal wikis
LotusWikis.com/notes Lotus Notes/Domino wiki
LotusWikis.com/domino Lotus Notes/Domino wiki
LotusWikis.com/quickr Lotus Quickr wiki
LotusWikis.com/sametime Lotus Sametime wiki
LotusWikis.com/connections Lotus Connections wiki
LotusWikis.com/symphony Lotus Symphony wiki
LotusWikis.com/designer Lotus Designer wiki
LotusWikis.com/appdev Lotus Designer wiki
LotusWikis.com/lotuslive LotusLive wiki

There are more redirects configured than listed above, so most links you try should work… Let me know if you need additional aliases added or that there are Wikis that I’ve missed.

Hope this helps some of you be more productive when searching for Lotus content – to be honest it’s fulfilling a selfish need of my own, but if it helps the community then all the better!

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