Help:Getting started

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A wiki is a kind of online notebook with a very simple way of editing and creating new pages. Most importantly: everyone can be a part of it!

This page gives a very quick introduction on how to start new pages and on formatting text. More information can be found here:

YouTube Tutorials get you started in no-time!

Start a new page

You need to be logged in to start or edit pages!
There are many ways to start a new page on refugeewiki:

  • Enter the title of the new page in the 'Search' function in the top-right of the page
    • this way you get a list of existing similar pages. Now you can either edit one of the existing pages or follow the Create the page "Your Title"-link.
  • Create a link with the title of the new page
  • Follow a link to a page that does not exist yet

All options will take you to a new page in the editor view - That's it, you can start creating a new page. Read the next section on how to input text in a wiki.

To edit an existing page, use the Edit link in the top-right of the page.

Formatting text

If you write text for a wiki-page, you can use a very simple way of formatting. This section will only cover very basic formatting rules. Use the search on http://www.mediawiki.org to find more advanced syntax e.g. vor creating tables, images etc.

The Editor

If you are creating or editing a wiki-page, you see a large text-panel with a number of buttons on the top-left.
These buttons can be used to quick-edit marked text or to input standard bits of syntax. Move your cursor over the buttons to see what they do.

Headings

Headings are marked with = signs before and after the heading-text.

== Heading 1 ==

=== Heading 2 ===

==== Heading 3 ====

Links

Different kinds of links can be used in this wiki:

Text

  • bold: '''text''' creates this -> text
  • italic: ''text'' creates this -> text

Lists

you can use * to create unordered lists and # to create ordered lists:

wikitext rendering
* Lists are easy to do:
** start every line
* with a star
** more stars mean
*** deeper levels
  • Lists are easy to do:
    • start every line
  • with a star
    • more stars mean
      • deeper levels
# Numbered lists are good
## very organized
## easy to follow
  1. Numbered lists are good
    1. very organized
    2. easy to follow

More information

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