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Summary

There are many useful web pages on using and editing a Mediawiki wiki. Below are view basic editing tips. A more detailed help library can be found on Wikimedia or Wikipedia.

Creating a Page

There easiest way to create a new page is to type the name of your new page in the search box and click Go. If the page does not exist then there will be a link directing you to the page ready for editing.

Wiki Formatting

Some of the common formatting can be applied using the buttons at the top of editing page. For Example, Bold, Italic, Wiki Link, External Link, Level 2 Headline, Image. For more information about formatting text see Wiki Markup. Often, the easiest way to learn how to format something is to find another wiki page that has the formatting you want, either on this or another wiki, and look at the source for the page.

Internal wiki links:

Example Source Notes
Stage [[Stage]] Simple page link
Stages [[Stage]]s Simple page link, but the plural is needed for context
Minor [[Stage|Minor]] Page link with alternative text displayed (the description of Minor is found on the Stage page)

External links:

Example Source Notes
[1] [http://www.ringing.info] External link without description will be automatically shown as [#]. Make sure you include 'http://'.
Ringing Resources [http://www.ringing.info Ringing Resources]

Formatting

Example Source
Bold text '''Bold text'''
Italic text ''Italic text''
Mixed text '''''Mixed text'''''

Headings

To use headings enclose the heading text in '='. Use one '=' for a level one heading, double "=" for a level two heading, triple "=" for a level three heading etc. If four or more headings are used on a page a Contents box will automatically be generated before the first heading on the page. It can be suppressed by putting _NOTOC_ at the top of the page.

==Level 2 Heading==

Lists

Bulleted lists look like this:

  • Minor
    • Plain Bob
    • Cambridge
  • Triples
    • Grandsire
    • Stedman

and are formatted like this:

 * Minor
 ** Plain Bob
 ** Cambridge
 * Triples
 ** Grandsire
 ** Stedman

Numbered lists look like this:

  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three

and are formatted like this:

 # One
 # Two
 # Three

Other Formatting

Example Source
==No Format== <nowiki>/<nowiki>
Strike-through text <s>Strike-through text</s>
Superscript <sup>Superscript</sup>
Subscript text <sub>Subscript text</sub>
Small text <small>Small text</small>
<!-- Hidden Comment -->
Preserved text
<pre>Preserved text</pre>

Images

You can add a centred image by putting
[[Image:Firewarrior.png|left|thumb|100px|image caption]]
in the edited text. Save the page, then click the link to upload the image. For more information, see Picture tutorial.

Redirect Pages

Redirecting pages is good for when people search for pages. To help the search find more pages you can add pages that have a similar name for example Map Editing could be a redirect page to Map Making. If there are broken links that are meant to be pointing to a diffrent page it is better just to fix the link rather than make a redirect page. Just type Redirect and then the page name.

#redirect [[Help:Contents]]

Categories

Adding a category link to the page adds the page to that category list. Make sure templates that you have used on the page do not already link to a category you were going to write.

[[Category:Example]]

If you want to just create a link to the category page, stick a colon before the page name.

[[:Category:Example]]