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Wiki Formatting For Dummies.

1: Making a page.

To make a wiki page, simply follow a red-colored link. That means there's a link to a page that hasn't been created yet, and it will ask you to enter content for that page. Once content is saved, even if it's just a placeholder, the page "goes live" and all links to it turn blue. From that point, you can edit the page by going to the "edit" tab.

Alternatively, you can type the name of the page into the Search box and hit enter. It will give you the option to create a page with that name if one is not found.


2: Formatting.

Text formatting is done with single quotes.

To italicize text, surround it with ''two single quotes''.

To bold text, surround it with '''three single quotes'''.

To bold and italicize text, surround it with '''''five single quotes'''''.

To put a paragraph break between paragraphs, you will need to double-space. That will place one line of empty space between paragraphs.


3: Linking.

To make a link to another wiki page, just surround the name of the page with two square brackets.

Example: This is a link to the [[X-Men - Phase 1|X-Men]].

That will show the words "X-Men" as a blue link that will go to the wiki page with that name.

You can also do a piped link.

Example: This is a link to [[X-Men | the team]].

That will show the words "the team" as a blue link that will go to the wiki page titled "X-Men".

To link to an outside website, use a single square bracket and the full web address of the page.

Example: This is an outside link to [http://www.livejournal.com].

That will show the web address "http://www.livejournal.com" as a link to that URL.

You can also pipe links to outside websites.

Example: This is an outside link to [http://www.livejournal.com LiveJournal].

You do NOT use the pipe character for outside links. This will show the word "LiveJournal" as a link going to http://www.livejournal.com.