How to Make a Wiki

Contents

Creating a Page

Search the page name that you wish to create. If the page doesn't exist, this message will appear:

"There were no results matching the query. Create the page "How to Make a Wiki" on this wiki!"

The name of your page will show up in red. Click this name and it will bring you to your new empty page.

Editing a Page

Once your page is created, use the toolbar on the left-hand side of the page.

  1. View your page
  2. Under the Views section, click Edit

Now you are editing your entire page.

Formatting a Page

  • To write in bold use three single quotation marks around the text:
    '''To Boldly Go'''

shows up as To Boldly Go

  • To write in italics use two single quotation marks:
''Italics''

shows up as Italics.

  • To create a heading, use two equals signs before and after your text:
==Heading==
  • To create subheadings, simply add more equals signs. The more you add, the smaller the heading will be.
===Subheading===
====Smaller Subheading====
  • To show the code for something you are writing, put <.pre> in front of the code and <./pre> at the end, without the periods between the characters.

Making a List

There are two ways to make a list - numerically and with bullet points.

Numerical Lists

To make a numerical list, put '#' in front of each item.

For example,

#Boil potatoes
#Mash potatoes
#Stick potatoes in a stew.

Should read:

  1. Boil potatoes
  2. Mash potatoes
  3. Stick potatoes in a stew.

Bullet points

To make a bullet-point list put a star,'*', in front of each item.

For example,

*This
*Is
*A
*List

Should read:

  • This
  • Is
  • A
  • List

Inserting an Image

  1. On the left toolbar, scroll down to Toolbox
  2. Select Upload file
  3. Under 'Source File', hit the Upload File button
  4. Find the file you wish to upload and select it.
  5. Scroll down and hit Upload File

Go to the page you are editing and navigate to the section where you want the image, in edit mode. On the toolbar above the main text of your page, click on the Embedded File button, which looks like a portrait.

This is a spirit wolf.
Text saying
[[File:Example.jpg]]
should appear. Put the name of your file in place of Example.jpg. The name of the file should match the name of the file you uploaded.

Your image should appear as the full version of your file.

Formatting an Image

  • To move an image to the left or right of the page, use this text:
[[File:Example.jpg|left]]
[[File:Example.jpg|right]]


  • To adjust the size of an image:
[[File:Example.jpg|300px|thumb]]

This example will produce a 300-pixel wide rendition of your image. Change the '300px' to whatever size you desire.


  • To have a description beneath your image, just type your description after a '|'.
[[File:Example.jpg|left|This image is on the left.]]


  • To combine them all, as in the example image on this page:
[[File:Spiritwolf.png|200px|thumb|right|This is a spirit wolf.]]


Making a Table

header 1 header 2 header 3
row 1, cell 1 row 1, cell 2 row 1, cell 3
row 2, cell 1 row 2, cell 2 row 2, cell 3

To make a table such as the one above, use this code:

{| class="wikitable" border="1"
|-
! header 1
! header 2
! header 3
|-
| row 1, cell 1
| row 1, cell 2
| row 1, cell 3
|-
| row 2, cell 1
| row 2, cell 2
| row 2, cell 3
|}

Where Header 1 is, insert your own header, keeping all other formatting the same. Do the same with "Row 1, cell 1", replacing it with your own table contents.

To change the size of the table, add or take out Header and row/cell sections as needed.