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It's easy to start editing on the WinCustomize Wiki! Here are some quick tips:
Editing, Creating Pages
- To experiment with editing, go to the sandbox. Open that in another window so you can still see this!
- You can edit any page by clicking edit this page at the top - do this if you think it could do with more information, or if there's an error in the page. You can also see how the wiki features work by editing existing pages - just make sure you don't save without meaning to!
- Anywhere you see a red link, you can create a new page. You can also just put it in the search box at the left and press Go (not Search) or type the name of a page into the URL box after the /index.php/ or /wiki/ bit, or create a link to that page in the sandbox and then click it. Why not start with a wanted page or stub?
- Please remember to click Preview before saving. Check all your links!
- To link to a page (even if it doesn't exist yet), write it like this: [[article name]]. It is case-sensitive except for the first letter.
- You can link with different text like this: [[article name|text to display]]
- To link to a Wikipedia article, write it like this: [[Wikipedia:article name|Text to display]]
- To link to a page on another site, write it like this: [http://whatever.com/page.htm Description]. Note:
- Only one pair of brackets, not two.
- Space between URL and description, not | character.
- Write plurals like this unless the article title is plural: [[Agent]]s.
- 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, right, center, or none|frame or thumb (if you want a frame or thumbnail - if not, leave this out)|Description]]. Examples:
- [[Image:Logo.png|left|frame|This is a logo!]]
- [[Image:Testimage.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]] (Please keep all inline images 800px or smaller!)
- Images can be displayed in a gallery format like this (caption, widths, heights and perrow are optional):
<gallery caption="Sample gallery" widths="100px" heights="100px" perrow="2"> Image:SomeImage.png|[[Something]], an interesting object Image:AnotherImage.jpg Image:ThirdOne.png|The previous image had no caption </gallery>
- 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, or if you make a change and don't like it.
- To put a page into a category, write this at the end of the article: [[Category:Whatever]]
- If you do this to a page with a title like Category:Something, it makes that page a subcategory of the category you wrote.
- To link to a category page, use [[:Category:Whatever|Whatever category]].
- Put an article into the most specific category level, and don't duplicate it in higher category levels.
User Pages, Signatures
- If you need to sign your name, use ~~~, or ~~~~ to include the date too. You shouldn't normally do this unless talking to someone on a talk page or making a personal note outside the normal flow of the article - wherever you can't avoid saying "I" ;-)
- Don't forget, every signed in user gets a User Page! If you're signed in, you can also take advantage of your Watchlist to keep track of updates on your favorite articles.
For additional help on creating your first page, see the How to Add a New Page article.
- Got a helpful hint? Add it in above this line!