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===More on wiki links===
:[[http://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Help:Links&printable=yes Wiki Links]]
==How to Use Discussion / Talk Pages==
:When you build a wiki page with others, it helps to have a place to carry on discussion about the page without cluttering it up with comments.  Every wiki page has a "Talk page" accessed by clicking on the "Discussion" tab for the page (You only see this tab when you are logged in.).  Use the talk page to identify issues and things on the page that need work.  The following file from Mediawiki has some good advice on organizing talk pages.
:[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Talk_pages Talk Page Advice from Mediawiki]
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Revision as of 11:20, 9 January 2014

The Short Short Quick Reference for Wikis

Wiki Links

The main types of wiki links are:

Link Type You type this: You get this:
Basic website link [http://alfino.org] [1]
Website link with text label [[http://alfino.org Alfino's Website]] [Alfino's Website]
Link to an uploaded file [[Media:filename.pdf | My uploaded file]] My uploaded file

Text Formating

Here are some of the main text formats that are useful:

Format Type You type this: You get this:
Headings of different levels
=level 1=
==level 2==
===level 3===
====level 4====
=====level 5=====
======level 6======

An article with 4 or more headings automatically creates a table of contents.

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
User name and date stamp ~~~~ Alfino 05:26, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Horizontal rule ----
Bullet list
* one
* two
* three
** three point one
** three point two

Inserting a blank line will end the first list and start another.

  • one
  • two
  • three
    • three point one
    • three point two
Numbered list
# one
# two<br />spanning more lines<br />doesn't break numbering
# three
## three point one
## three point two
  1. one
  2. two
    spanning more lines
    doesn't break numbering
  3. three
    1. three point one
    2. three point two

Creating Pages

You create a new wiki page by first creating a link to the new page and then clicking on that link to create content. In steps, that's:

1. Edit a page, place the name of the new page in brackets and then save that page. 2. The new page link will appear in red. Click on it and you will go to the editor for the new page. 3. Add content and save the new page.