Editing this wiki

To edit pages in this wiki you must create an user account and log in. Once you are logged in with your username you can edit any page of this wiki. To edit a whole page you click on “edit” on the top of the page or on the small pen icons if you want to edit sections of the page.
This page explains the syntax you may use to format your edits. This wiki runs on MediaWiki, the same software Wikipedia is using. This is why the syntax may be familiar to you if you have edited Wikipedia before.

Getting started

Editing & MediaWiki syntax

Please see further down on this page and also refer to:

WYSIWYGWhat You See Is What You Get - Codeless Visual Editor

Alternatively you may use OpenOffice/LibreOffice to create the structure of your page and export it as MediaWiki text. Then simply copy the content of that textfile into a WikiHaiwaiian for ''fast'' (not an acronym). It is the name for a hypertext system for websites where the user may not only read the content but is also able to change it instantaneously through the browser. page.

For administrators of this wiki


Quick Help

Text formatting markup

This is just a short help reference. Find the full version here.

You can format your text using wiki markup. This consists of normal characters like asterisks, single quotes or equation marks which have a special function in the wiki, sometimes depending on their position. For example, to format a word in italic, you include it in two single quotes like

''this''

Description You type You get
applies anywhere

Headings of

different levels [1]

=level 1= [2]
==level 2==
===level 3===
====level 4====
=====level 5=====
======level 6======

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Italic text

''italic''

italic
Bold text

'''bold''' (Don't use this for headings!)

bold
Bold and italic

'''''bold & italic'''''

bold & italic
Fixed width text

<tt>Fixed width text</tt>

Fixed width text
only at the beginning of the line
Indent text

:Single indent
::Double indent
:::::Multiple indent

Single indent
Double indent
Multiple indent
Bullet list
  • one
  • two
  • three
    • three and one-third
    • three and two-thirds
  • one
  • two
  • three
    • three and one-third
    • three and two-thirds
Numbered list
  1. one
  2. two

<br /> spanning several lines <br /> without breaking the numbering

  1. three
    1. three point one
    2. three point two
  1. one
  2. two
    spanning several lines
    without breaking the numbering
  3. three
    1. three point one
    2. three point two
Mixture of bulleted
and numbered lists
  1. one
  2. two
    • two point one
    • two point two
  1. one
  2. two
    • two point one
    • two point two
Definition list
Definition
item 1
item 2
Definition
item 1
item 2
Preformatted text

  preformatted text is done with
  a space at the

  beginning of the line
preformatted text is done with
a space at the 
beginning of the line
Preformatted text with no indentation

  <pre> some preformatted text with no indentation</pre>

some preformatted
text with no indentation
Blockquotes

Body
text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text


<blockquote> quote quote quote quote quote quote </blockquote>

text text text text text text text text text text text text

Body
text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text text

quote quote quote quote quote quote

text text text text text text text text text text text text

Comment

<!--This is a comment-->

  1. An article with four or more headings will automatically create a table of contents.
  2. Use of a level 1 heading is highly discouraged as it appears with the same formatting and size as the page title, which can be confusing.

Links

See Help:Links on how to make links to other pages

Images

See Help:Images on how to add images

Categories, References, Templates

References, Cites

Add Reference/Annotation:
Show all references so far:

Cite<ref>Annotation</ref> (see above @Headline)
<references/> (See above)

Categories

Add Page to Category:
Link to Category:

[[Category:MyCategory]]
[[:Category:MyCategory]]

Templates

Import Template:

{{Template:MyTemplate}}


Paragraphs

MediaWiki ignores normal line breaks. To start a new paragraph, leave an empty line. You can also start a new line with the XHTMLExtensible Hypertext Markup Language →HTML tag <br /> .

HTML[[HTML|Hypertext Markup Language]] & Sourcecode

Some HTML tags are allowed in MediaWiki, for example <div>, <span> and <font> .

<source> supports Syntax Coloring. You can also specify a language, eg. <source lang="c" line start="55" highlight="4"> :

// Global variable
int x = 7;

int myFunction(int a) {
 // Local variable
 int b = 8;
 return (a + b);
}

Please see the MediaWiki GeSHi Page for detailed information to use some of the parameters:

  • lang="xyz": defines the language, eg. "c", "php", ...
  • line: show line numbering
  • line start="55": first line is labeled #55
  • hilight="4: hilights line #4

Tables

{| table start
|+ table caption, optional; only between table start and first table row
|- table row, optional on first row -- wiki engine assumes the first row
! table header cell, optional. Consecutive table header cells may be added on same line separated by double marks (!!) or start on new lines, each with its own single mark (!).
| table data cell, required! Consecutive table data cells may be added on same line separated by double marks (||) or start on new lines, each with its own single mark (|).
|} table end

For advanced Table editing see


Extensions (PlugIns)

Please see Help:Extensions on how to add:

  • Audio
  • Image Galleries
  • Image Maps (links at different locations of one image)
  • Flash
  • Maps
  • Video

Other formatting

Beyond the text formatting markup shown above, here are some other formatting references: