Easy editing guide

Wiki websites are intended to have multiple contributers, so they make it safe and easy to contribute. So don't worry about making mistakes; the website saves all old versions and its easy to reverse anything. Its easy to contribute.

To create a page, use the "add new page" box on the sidebar. you can just type a name for the new page in the box, and click the new page button. This will take you to the editing box for the new page. You can just type your text and click save (at the bottom) when you are done. Its as easy as that. You can then edit an existing page to link it in, or the site manager can do that for you.

You can also edit existing pages. Just go to the page you'd like to change, and then scroll to the bottom. Click the edit link, and it will open the page with the current page displayed, and an editing box at the bottom of the page. Make the changes in the editiing box, and click "save" at the bottom when you are done.

If you want to format the pages, using headers, and lists, have links to other web pages, or pages on this site, or include graphics, you'll need a little more information.

Below, I've including examples of most of the formatting I've used on the website so far. Most of the formatting can be done with the buttons at the top of the editing box. but if it is easier, you can just copy the line(s) that do what you want, and change the words. You need to copy the line from the editing box which you can open by clicking "source" on the gray bar at the top of the page.

Note: spaces before and after the formatting characters matter. If something isn't working, check the spaces.

Here are some sample lines:

heading level 1

heading level 2

heading level 3

heading level 4

heading level 5
heading level 6

bold text
italic text
underline text

dividing line:

text displayed - clicking the text will take you to the web address specified.

page name - a link to a page on this site - if you include a link to a page that doesn't exist, and then click on it, you will be asked if you want to create the page.

Email me ten.knilhtrae|sretep_lorac#.ereh gnikcilc yb - include an "email me" link.

Lists are easy:

  1. numbered lists start with the pound sign followed by a space.
  2. second item.
  3. third item
  • Bullet lists start with an asterix followed by a space.
  • another bullet
  • another bullet

to create nested lists, put a space before the pound or asterix

  • from within another list, you can indent by placing spaces before the # or *
    1. indented list
    2. another
      1. if you want a line of text under the bullet put an "space" "underscore"
        with no characer after it and the next line of text will be included under the bullet or number.
      2. another
    3. a nother

I can put text in a box. if I want to include a poem or a story that I want to set apart from the rest, I just start the line with a "greater than" character and a space. I end the box with another "greater than" character and space.

If I want to have new paragraphs or start a new line, you need to start each new line or new paragraph with the "greater than" character and a space.

For pictures or graphics, use the file link at the bottom of the page where you want to use the graphic. A link to upload the file will appear. When you specify the name for the graphic on this website, it cannot have spaces in the name.
Then use the "insert wizard" button above the editing box, select the graphic from the list given, and specifying size, and positioning.

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