Wiki for Dummies

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Generic Pointers

Since we now have a forum, discussions are usually held there instead of the discussion or article pages on the wiki. When editing shared pages or other people's pages

In general try to write clearly and concisely and make sure you are always aiming to do something which improves the wiki contents. An edit might be to contribute whole paragraphs or pages full of information, or it could be as simple as fixing a typo/spelling mistakes.

Before you save a change, you can enter a short note in the Summary box describing your changes. Don't worry too much about this, or spend too much time thinking about it, but try to give a little description of what you just changed e.g. "fixed typo" or "added more information about OWGs".

The summary gets stored alongside your edit, and allows people to track changes in the wiki more effectively.

Organizing Pages

Categories

Adding these tags create links at the bottom of the article which take you to the list of all pages in that category, which makes it easy to browse related articles. An article can be a member of more than one category. For example, this article is part of Category:Administrative, and has the following code placed at the bottom of the page:

[[Category:Administrative]]

To directly link to categories, do this:

[[:Category:Administrative]]

to get this:

Category:Administrative

Subpages

TODO

Formatting

Basics

Description You type You get
applies anywhere
Italic text ''italic'' italic
Bold text '''bold''' bold
Bold and italic '''''bold & italic''''' bold & italic
Escape wiki markup <nowiki>no ''markup''</nowiki> no ''markup''
only at the beginning of the line
Indent text :Indent text     Indent text
Headings of
different levels

==level 1==
===level 2===
====level 3====
=====level 4=====

So as not to screw up the TOC, I'll only do levels 3 to 5

level 3

level 4
level 5
Horizontal rule

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Bullet list

* one
* two
* three
** three and one-third
** three and two-thirds

  • one
  • two
  • three
    • three and one-third
    • three and two-thirds
Numbered list

# one
# two<br>blah balh blah blah<br>spanning more than 1 line
# three
## three point one
## three point two

  1. one
  2. two
    blah balh blah blah
    spanning more than 1 line
  3. three
    1. three point one
    2. three point two
Mixture of lists

# one
# two
#* two point one
#* two point two

  1. one
  2. two
    • two point one
    • two point two
Definition list

;Definition
:item 1
:item 2

Definition
item 1
item 2
Preformatted text

  preformatted text is done with
  a space at the
  beginning of the line

preformatted text is done with
a space at the 
beginning of the line
Blockquotes

Body
text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text

<blockquote> quote quote quote quote quote quote </blockquote>

text text text text text text text text text text text text

Body
text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text

quote quote quote quote quote quote

text text text text text text text text text text text text

Some HTML tags are also allowed, such as <code>, <div>, <span>, <font> <br>, <b> <i>, <u>, <tt>, etc.

Links

Description You type You get
Internal link [[Main Page]] Main Page
Piped link [[Main Page|different text]] different text
External link http://worblamation.forumcity.com http://worblamation.forumcity.com
External link,

different title

[http://worblamation.forumcity.com Forums] Forums
External link,

numbered

[http://worblamation.forumcity.com] [1]
Anchor link [[#Basics]] #Basics
Category link [[:Category:Design]] Category:Design
Internal link to image file [[media:Wyrmlings.JPG]] media:Wyrmlings.JPG
redirect #REDIRECT [[Main Page]] Main Page

Images

Description You type You get
Embed image
(with alt text)

[[Image:Wyrmlings.JPG|Creepy Things]]

Creepy Things

Link to description page

[[:Image:Wyrmlings.JPG]]
[[:Image:Wyrmlings.JPG|Creepy Things]]

Image:Wyrmlings.JPG
Creepy Things

Link directly to file

[[Media:Wyrmlings.JPG]]
[[Media:Wyrmlings.JPG|Creepy Things]]

Media:Wyrmlings.JPG
Creepy Things

Thumbnail
(centered, 100 pixels
wide, with caption)

[[Image:Wyrmlings.JPG|center|thumb|100px|Creepy Things]]

Creepy Things
Border
(100 pixels)
Results in a very small gray border

[[Image:Wyrmlings.JPG|border|100px]]

Frameless
Like thumbnail, respect user preferences for image width but without border and no right float.

[[Image:Wyrmlings.JPG|frameless]]

Tables

This is something that keeps your data nice and organized. If you haven't noticed, I'm using tables to layout this page.

//TODO

Tempates

//TODO

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