Help:Editing

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Want to start editing the Placeography Wiki? Here are some quick tips:

Remember you need to register/login to edit!

  • To experiment with editing, go to the Sandbox.
  • You can edit any page by clicking the edit link the top - You can also see how the wiki source code of that page - just make sure you don't save without meaning to!
  • To create a new page, it is as simple as putting your title/subject in the search box at the left and press G0 (not Search).


Description You type You get
Applies anywhere
Italicise text

''italic''

italic

Bold text

'''bold'''

bold

Bold and italic

'''''bold & italic'''''

bold & italic

Internal link

(within Placeography.org)

[[name of page]]
[[name of page|display text]]

name of page
display text

Redirect to another page

#redirect [[Target page]]

1. redirect Target page

External link

(to other websites)

[http://www.example.com]
[http://www.example.com display text]
http://www.example.com

[1]
display text
http://www.example.com

Sign your posts
on talk pages

~~~~

Username 22:16,
25 April 2017 (UTC)

Applies only at the beginning of the line
Headings

of different sizes

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

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4
Bullet list

* one
* two
** two point one
* three

  • one
  • two
    • two point one
  • three
Numbered list

# one
# two
## two point one
# three

  1. one
  2. two
    1. two point one
  3. three
 
Thumbnail image

[[Image:Wiki.png|thumb|Caption text]]

Templates

There are a number of Placeography-specific templates created for use on this wiki.

More Editing Help

  • To create a new page, it is as simple as putting your title/subject in the search box at the left and press G0 (not Search).
  • Anywhere you see a red link, that means it is a link going to a page without content. A need and a challenge!
  • To link to another page, code it like this: [[article name]] . It is case-sensitive except for the first letter.
  • To link to a Wikipedia article, code it like this: [[Wikipedia:ArticleName]]
  • To link to a page on another web site, code it like this:, [http://whatever.com/page.htm Description] .
Note:
  1. Only one pair of brackets, not two.
  2. There is a space between URL and description..
  • To redirect one page to another (useful for different spelling or capitalization), write this: #REDIRECT [[Other Page]] . Redirects to a page that is also a redirect will not work correctly.
  • To revert a page to a previous version click on the page's History tab, click a date and time prior to the edit you want to remove, click Edit, then save. You might want to do this after vandalism, of it you make a change and don't like it.
  • Write plurals like this unless the article title should be plural: [[Ship]]s .
  • To display different text for a link, write this: [[article name|description]] .
Note:
  1. Use two pair of brackets, not one.
  2. There is a pipe character "|" with no spaces between the name and description.
  • Italics can be done with two single quotes, ''like this''; bold with three, '''like this'''
  • Numbered lists can be created by putting one or more # at the start of each line, with no spaces before
  • Unnumbered lists, like this one, have one or more * at the start of each line
  • To indent text, place one or more : at the start of each line
  • A space at the start of each line will stop the text from wrapping - you can also use the <pre> tag
  • More complicated formatting is possible with the <div>, <span> and <font> HTML tags, which work here
  • You can make headers like this: == Header text == - add a = mark on each side for increasing depth of headers
  • You can use images as well, but you need to log in and upload the file first. Add an image with [[Image:imagename.png|left or right or none|frame or thumb (if you want a frame or thumbnail - if not, leave this out)|Description]] . Examples:
    • [[Image:MN150logo.png|left|frame|This is the [[MN 150]] logo!]]
    • [[Image:MN150logo.png|right|This text only shows up when you hover over the image]]
    • [[Image:Yourimage.jpg|right|220px|This is will be sized to 220px in width]]
  • To put a page into a category, put this code anywhere on the page: [[Category:Whatever]]
  • If you need to sign your name, use ~~~ , or ~~~~ to include the date too. You should only need to do this when posting on a talk page or making a personal note outside the normal flow of the article.
  • Please remember to click Preview before saving and check all your links.
  • Don't forget, every logged in user gets a User Page! If you're logged in, you can also take advantage of your Watchlist to keep track of updates on your favorite articles.

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