Create a wiki for your team project
VSTS | TFS 2018
Each team project can be provisioned with a wiki. Use it to share information with your team members and stakeholders to understand, use, and contribute to your project.
Feature availability: The built-in wiki is available with VSTS and TFS 2018 and later versions. To download TFS 2018, see the TFS 2018 Release Notes. If you were using the Wiki Marketplace extension, you can migrate your existing pages to the new team project wiki.
To access a Wiki or create one, open your web portal and click Wiki in the top row (click the if you don't see this option).
If you don't have a team project yet, create one in VSTS.
Provision wiki git repository
Each team project wiki is powered by a git repository in the back-end. When you create a team project, a Wiki git repo is not created by default. On the Wiki landing page, click Create Wiki to provision a new git repository that will store all your wiki pages and related artifacts. (Even if you use TFVC for source control, you can create a wiki with a git repository.)
The Wiki git repo is referred as TeamProjectName.wiki. For example, if your team project is 'foobar' then the Wiki repo is called 'foobar.wiki'.
Don't have access to create git repository?
You need to be a member of the Project Administrators group in order to see and exercise the Create Wiki option. If you don't have access to create a Wiki git repository, you will see a page as follows.
You can contact your administrator to provision the Wiki git repository or request that they elevate your permissions. Stakeholders can't be granted permissions to create a wiki as they have no permissions to work in the Code hub.
Try this next
- Migrate your existing pages to the new team project wiki
- Update wiki pages offline
- Manage README and Wiki permissions
- Work as a stakeholder
Why is the git repository hidden?
The TeamProjectName.wiki doesn't appear in the drop-down menu of repositories in the Code hub, nor in the list provided in the team project administration context, Version Control page.
However, you can navigate to it from the following URL:
You can click More followed by Clone Wiki to access the Wiki URL.
This will expose the URL of the wiki git repository and you can paste it into your web browser to access the underlying git repo.