How To Edit Pages

If you are allowed to edit pages in this Site, simply click on the edit button at the bottom of the page you want to edit. This will open an editor.

After reading this page, please visit the Sandbox to experiment with your newly found editing skills. Many of the features are identical to those of the previous wiki. In 2 years, it is likely that you have forgotten them, so I recommend reading this page.

To create a link to a new page, please use the following syntax:

[[[new page name]]] or [[[new page name | text to display]]]. Follow the link to create a new page and instantly edit it!

When you create a page using the above syntax, click on the link you have just made. The page won't be created until there is some text on it. So go on the link you have made, and start editing the page.

Please remember: When you create a link on a page, please create a link from the new page you create, back to the original page. So if you create a page called "Tom", and have a link from that called "Tom's Hobbies". Ensure there is a link on "Tom's Hobbies" that takes you back to "Tom".

Page names CANNOT have spaces in them. If you require a space, please use hyphens (dashes) to represent spaces.

For example, a page called "My Club", would have to be created as "My-Club".

Additionally, please don't be vague about your page names. Instead of "My Club", call your page "Toms Dragon Club", which would obviously be created as, "Toms-Dragon-Club", or even "TomsDragonClub".

Below, I will summarise the main things you can do to edit text. However when editing a page, there are also formatting options above your text box that are sufficient.

Formatting Text

These below links show you very very simply how to format and edit a page. I doubt people will have problem understanding them, however, if you have any further questions or queries, click here to find out how to contact me now, and ask…whatever you want.

Learn Basic Formatting, ie. Bold, Underline, Itallic etc. & Colour

Learn How to Change Text Size

Learn how to apply Left, Right, Centred or Justified Text

Learn to Use Links, Link to Pages, and URLs

The above link relating to Links explains how to apply links very well. However, I feel that it is not clear on the aspect of creating pages. This is explained at the top of this page, however I will explain below as well:

To create a new page:

[[[new page name]]] or [[[new page name | text to display]]]

To link to a page:

[[[name-of-page-that-you-want-the-link-to-direct-to | text to display]]]

To write the text to display, add a "straight slash", which can be made by holding "shift, and pushing the button next to "Z" on your keyboard.

So, to link to a page called, "My Club", you would type:

[[[My-Club | Take a look at my new club! -->(this is the text people see)]]]

Whenever editing a page, click "Preview" first to ensure that the page will come out as you wanted. If it does not, you have to edit the coding and syntax you have used until it does. Fluency only comes with practice. Please also check that all links you have on your page are not broken; ie. they work properly.

If you wish a page to be deleted, or you have accidentaly created a page that you no longer need, please see the Contact link below to let me know. I will arrange for the deletion of your page. If you don't tell me, unused pages will cluster and the Wiki will become disorganised. If I was to enable members to do this, we would have the risk of a potential hacker. I will change this permission setting in due course, however for now, please e-mail me if wishing to delete a page.

Additionally, if you want to enable users to be able to comment at the bottom of your page, please visit the contact page by clicking here and I will teach you how to do so. I didn't explain that on this page as it would end up confusing many users.

Have any problems? Don't understand something? Need something clearing up? Click Here to find out how to contact me now. I will answer any issues you have.

These are the only main things you need to know. Other formatting options, you pick up as you use the site more and more. Additionally, you become more and more fluent, so don't worry if you're slow at first. If you do want to learn more, see the link below.

Creating and editing a page is easy, and there are many further options that let you create powerful and vibrant pages!

If you are interested, please visit the Wiki Syntax page to learn more.

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