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== Basic Editing ==
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== See also ==
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See the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents Wikipedia help] for topics including:
 
See the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents Wikipedia help] for topics including:
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Cheatsheet Cheat sheets]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Cheatsheet Cheat sheets]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citing_sources Reference/citations]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citing_sources Reference/citations]
  
=== Cheatsheet ===
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== Basic Cheatsheet ==
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==== Section headers ====
  
Section headers:
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Use headers for every separate topic of an article! They help organize articles in two ways:
<pre>
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* They visually separate information on the page, making it easier to sort through.
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* The headers you use in a page are reflected in an automatically generated "Table of Contents" at the top of each page. This is very handy!
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<pre><nowiki>== Big Header ==</nowiki>
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<pre><nowiki>=== Medium Header ===</nowiki> </pre>
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<pre><nowiki>==== Small Header ====</nowiki> </pre>
  
<nowiki>== Big Header ==</nowiki> </pre>
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==== Bulleted and numbered lists ====
<pre>
 
  
<nowiki>=== Medium Header ===</nowiki> </pre>
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* Start a line with an asterisk ('''*''') to create a bullet. Two asterisks (**) creates an indented bullet.
<pre>
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# Use a pound ('''#''') to create numbering. Two pounds (##) creates an indented numbering sequence.
  
<nowiki>==== Small Header ====</nowiki> </pre>
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==== Automatically redirect to another page ====
  
Automatically redirect to another page: (Useful when you move content and merge pages.) Put the article title between the brackets instead of "Index", just like when you're creating a normal link to another page.
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Useful when you move content and merge pages. The following line redirects a page to [[Helpdesk]]:
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<pre><nowiki>#REDIRECT [[Helpdesk]]</nowiki></pre>
  
<nowiki>#REDIRECT [[Index]]</nowiki> </pre>
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==== Categories ====
  
== Categories ==
 
 
To add a category to a page, add the following wiki-text to the end of the page (for example the 'Projects' category):
 
To add a category to a page, add the following wiki-text to the end of the page (for example the 'Projects' category):
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<pre><nowiki>[[Category:Projects]]</nowiki> </pre>
 
 
 
 
<nowiki>[[Category:Projects]]</nowiki> </pre>
 
  
 
To link to a category page rather than assign a category, use a colon before the keyword, 'Category' as follows:
 
To link to a category page rather than assign a category, use a colon before the keyword, 'Category' as follows:
<pre>
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<pre><nowiki>[[:Category:Projects]]</nowiki> </pre>
 
 
 
 
<nowiki>[[:Category:Projects]]</nowiki> </pre>
 
  
 
See the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Categorization Wikipedia help on catagorization] for more detailed information.
 
See the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Categorization Wikipedia help on catagorization] for more detailed information.
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See the [[Special:Categories]] page for a list of all categories currently in use.
 
See the [[Special:Categories]] page for a list of all categories currently in use.
  
== Embedding Videos ==
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==== Embedding Videos ====
This wiki is using the [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:EmbedVideo EmbedVideo plugin]. ''The following instructions are from the EmbedVideo page.''
 
  
The EmbedVideo parser function expects to be called in either of the following ways:
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This wiki uses the [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:EmbedVideo EmbedVideo plugin]. See that page for further instructions on how to embed videos.
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Here's the syntax for the EmbedVideo plugin:
 
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* <tt>
 
 
 
<nowiki>{{#ev:service|id}}</nowiki> </tt> -or-
 
<nowiki>{{#ev:service|id}}</nowiki> </tt> -or-
 
* <tt>
 
* <tt>
 
 
 
<nowiki>{{#ev:service|id|width}}</nowiki> </tt>
 
<nowiki>{{#ev:service|id|width}}</nowiki> </tt>
  
Where:
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An example using the "evolution of dance" video on Youtube (first normal sized, then scaled down):
* <tt>service</tt> is the name of a video sharing service.
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* <pre>{{#ev:youtube|dMH0bHeiRNg}}</pre>
* <tt>id</tt> is the id of the video to include
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* <pre>{{#ev:youtube|dMH0bHeiRNg|100}}</pre>
* <tt>width</tt> (optional) is the width in pixels of the viewing area (height will be determined automatically)
 
 
 
For example, to include the famous "evolution of dance" YouTube video, you'd enter:
 
<pre>{{#ev:youtube|dMH0bHeiRNg}}</pre>
 
 
 
And if you wanted scaled down to thumbnail size, you could use:
 
<pre>{{#ev:youtube|dMH0bHeiRNg|100}}</pre>
 
  
''Note: See the [http://jimbojw.com/wiki/index.php?title=EmbedVideo_Extension Project Homepage] for more examples.''
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See the [http://jimbojw.com/wiki/index.php?title=EmbedVideo_Extension Project Homepage] for more examples.

Revision as of 10:05, 20 October 2009

Help:Contents

See also

See the Wikipedia help for topics including:

Basic Cheatsheet

Section headers

Use headers for every separate topic of an article! They help organize articles in two ways:

  • They visually separate information on the page, making it easier to sort through.
  • The headers you use in a page are reflected in an automatically generated "Table of Contents" at the top of each page. This is very handy!
== Big Header == 
<pre>=== Medium Header === 
==== Small Header ==== 

Bulleted and numbered lists

  • Start a line with an asterisk (*) to create a bullet. Two asterisks (**) creates an indented bullet.
  1. Use a pound (#) to create numbering. Two pounds (##) creates an indented numbering sequence.

Automatically redirect to another page

Useful when you move content and merge pages. The following line redirects a page to Helpdesk:

#REDIRECT [[Helpdesk]]

Categories

To add a category to a page, add the following wiki-text to the end of the page (for example the 'Projects' category):

[[Category:Projects]] 

To link to a category page rather than assign a category, use a colon before the keyword, 'Category' as follows:

[[:Category:Projects]] 

See the Wikipedia help on catagorization for more detailed information.

See the Special:Categories page for a list of all categories currently in use.

Embedding Videos

This wiki uses the EmbedVideo plugin. See that page for further instructions on how to embed videos.

Here's the syntax for the EmbedVideo plugin:

{{#ev:service|id}} -or-

{{#ev:service|id|width}}

An example using the "evolution of dance" video on Youtube (first normal sized, then scaled down):

  • {{#ev:youtube|dMH0bHeiRNg}}
  • {{#ev:youtube|dMH0bHeiRNg|100}}

See the Project Homepage for more examples.

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