Welcome to Wiki Help and tutorial
Welcome to the tutorial. This is a simple guide to editing on Wiki. If you would like to see a list of help topics instead, try this help index. What is Wikia? Click our logo to go directly to the main page at any time Click our logo to go directly to the main page at any time
Wiki is a collection of community websites that you can edit. All the sites here can be edited and improved by any visitor.
How do I create an account?
1. Click on the 'Log in / create account' link in the top right of any page. 2. Fill in your chosen user name and a password (remember, this user name will show against all your edits) 3. Type in your password again in the 'Retype password' box. 4. If you want to, add your email. You don't have to add an email, but it will mean that you won't lose your account if you forget your password. 5. Click the 'Create new account' button.
What can I do here?
Don't be afraid to edit - anyone can edit almost any page, and we encourage you to have a go! Find something that can be improved, either in content, grammar or formatting, and fix it.
You can't break Wiki. Anything can be fixed or improved later. So go ahead, find a page and edit. For more help on how to edit, go to page two of this tutorial.
See "edit" tab above? On our Wiki, you can edit articles right now, if you have registered and logged in. Where can I edit? Click edit to change an article Click edit to change an article
You can edit any page where you can see an edit tab. The changes that you make will show on the page as soon as you save.
Pages that start with 'User:' are personal pages. It's considered polite to ask before doing major edits to these pages. Some other editing tips
* Explain your edit in the 'Summary' box. This is between the edit window and the bottom row of grey buttons. You only need to type a short message here, for example 'added introduction'.
* Use the 'Show preview' button to check your edit before saving. Remember to save your preview before moving on.
* If you are logged in, you can mark an edit as minor by checking the 'This is a minor edit' box. This lets other editors know your edit is very small.
Make your first edit right now:
1. Click edit above 2. Type a message 3. Click Show preview to check what you have written 4. Click Save page to save your writing
That's all you need to know to start editing. The next step is to format your text.
How do I make a link? Format your text with simple code Format your text with simple code * To make a link, you surround the link word with square brackets [[like this]] If the page exists, the link will be blue. If it's not been created yet the link will be red. How do I make italic and bold text? Single quotes are used for italic and bold text. * Italics are made with ''two single quotes'' * Bold is made with '''three single quotes''' * Text can be made italic and bold with '''''five single quotes''''' How do I make headings? Headings are made with equals signs. * A top level heading is made with: ==two equals signs== * Subheadings are made with: ===three or more equals signs=== * That means, the more equals signs, the smaller headings. Try formatting now:
1. Click edit above 2. Try to add some formatted text 3. Click Show preview to check what you have written 4. Click Save page to save your writing
It's often useful to indent your text, or make lists. How do I indent text? indents and lists can improve your page indents and lists can improve your page * To indent text, you start the line with one or more colons (:) :This will be indented, ::This will be indented further, :::The more colons, the larger the indent. This will give you: This will be indented, This will be indented further, The more colons, the larger the indent.
How do I make bulleted lists?
Bullets are made in a very similar way. But this time they use asterisks (*). The more asterisks you use, the bigger the indent. *This gives a bullet, *If you go onto the next line, the bulleted list continues, **Just as with colons, the more asterisks, the bigger the indent. This will give you: * This gives a bullet * If you go onto the next line, the bulleted list continues. o Just as with colons, the more asterisks, the bigger the indent. How do I make numbered lists? Numbers use the number sign or hash symbol (#). If you use more than one hash, you can make sub-lists. #Numbers work in the same way, #Go onto the next line to carry on the list, ##Two or more number signs will give you sub-items, ##You can carry on with the sub numbers... #Or go back to the original list. This will give you: 1. Numbers work in the same way 2. Go onto the next line to carry on the list 1. Two or more number signs will give you sub-items 2. You can cary on with the sub numbers... 3. Or go back to the original list. Try formatting now:
1. Click edit above 2. Try to add some indented, bulletted or numbered text 3. Click Show preview to check what you have written 4. Click Save page to save your writing
Links are a vital part of your pages. They are the main way that people will move around the site. More on internal links Links are your path around the wiki Links are your path around the wiki
To use words other than the article title as the text of the link, you can use a pipe character "|" For example, if you wanted to make a link to "Wikia", but wanted it to say "Main Page" you would write: [[Wiki|Main Page]] It would show as: Main Page You can also add extra letters directly outside the double square brackets to change the link text. This is useful for plurals: For example, you would write: Try one of our [[quiz]]zes. It would appear as: Try one of our quizzes.
There are two ways of linking to other wiki. If the wiki is in the Interwiki map, then you can link simply by adding the name of the wiki to your link. [[Creatures:Norn]] will link you to the "Norn" page on the Creatures Wiki, and will look like this: Creatures:Norn Interwiki links also work to some other wikis such as Wikipedia. See the Interwiki map for the full list. If the wiki isn't in the interwikimap, then you can still link to it by adding "w:c" to the link. [[w:c:Photography:Main Page]] will link you to the main page of the Photography Wiki, and will look like this: w:c:Photography:Main Page You can make that link look tidier by using a pipe again: [[w:c:Photography:SLR camera|SLR camera]] will still link to the "SLR camera" page, but will look like this: SLR camera If you are adding the link from outside of the Central Wiki, on one of the individual wikis, then you need to expand the "w" to "wiki". [[wikia:c:Photography:Main Page]] will link you to the main page of the Photography Wikia, and will look like this: wikia:c:Photography:Main Page (this link will be red here on Central) How do I link to external sites?
If you want to link to a site outside of Wikia, just type the full URL for the page you want to link to. http://www.google.com/ It is often better to have the link text show something more useful than the URL. You can do this with single square brackets. The alternative text goes after the URL, with a space in between (not a pipe this time). [http://www.google.com/ Google search engine] will look like this: Google search engine
Try adding some links to this page:
1. Click edit above 2. Try to add some internal, interwiki or external links 3. Click Show preview to check what you have written 4. Click Save page to save your writing
You have now completed the tutorial, and have all the basic knowledge to edit this wiki.