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The most important goals of the WikiFON are to gather and find content. Making it look pretty is a lower priority. New contributors are encouraged participate and can add and edit pages. This is a modified standard help page. Use the Search box or look for the blue text links in the text to find more information.


How to basics

You can add pages, or edit (including modifying or deleting) most pages in WikiFON. Click the "edit" tab at the top to edit the whole page, or click on one of the "edit" links within the page to change that specific part. Every 3 to 5 minutes, click "Save Page" button at the bottom and edit the page again if you have not finished. That is the very basics on how to change a page! The Sandbox page is a place to play. Have fun.

Help us improve Help. Edit the Feedback page to post questions. For example, "How do I add a page?, needs to be on that help box thingy . Or edit the FAQs page, which is about Frequently Asked Questions and has answers, tips and tricks.

If you edit something, please communicate why. There are two places for this. The discussion tab on any page is a good place for longer comments about the page. (Since it is a page, you will have to click on the discussion tab, then the edit tab). The second place is the "Summary area" at the bottom of the edit area. For example, we will put "edit help intro for new user". This will show up when we click on the history tab.

How to edit

The edit tab at the top of every page is one way to change a page. Click on it to edit an entire pages content
The edit tab at the top of every page is one way to change a page. Click on it to edit an entire pages content

To add plain text, simply enter it. If you want to do something more fancy, look how others have done certain things on the page you are editing, or go to one of the links below. Once you are done editing, click on the save button at the bottom, and you will have changed the page.

The easiest way to do simply things is use the editing buttons, shown below. When you click edit, they are displayed at the top. (For some functions, you might want to highlight text before you click a button). Below is a list of what the buttons do, in order of their appearance on the button bar.

  • Bold - make your text bold.
  • Italics - make your text italicized.
  • Internal link - link to a page inside the wiki you are editing. If you want to do it without the button, do something like this [[Main Page]]. This will show up as Main Page. CaSe MattErS (case matters)!
  • External link - link to a web page not part of the wiki you are editing. If you want to do it without the button, do something like this [ Google Homepage]. This will show up as Google Homepage.
  • Create new section within the page. Or do it manually ==How to edit== created the above heading.
  • Insert image from WikiFON Special:Imagelist. Only FON members who are registered on this site can upload files. See Help:Pictures for more info.
  • Link to a PDF file that has been uploaded. See Help:PDF.
  • Link to a media file (sound or movie). This is an advanced feature.
  • Mathematical formula WikiFON administrators don't know how to use this feature
  • Ignore wikipedia formatting - useful in instructions. In edit mode it looks like <nowiki><nowiki>==How to edit==</nowiki></nowiki> in plain text instead of as a picture.
  • Your signature and Timestamp a quick way to sign your name if you are logged in. See preferences.
  • Horizontal line - use sparingly.

When you think it is a good time to save (do it often on this WikiFON) please write a brief note in the summary before clicking the save button. We added a page link in our example, we might want to click the "Watch this page", so it will appear in "my watchlist" the next time anyone changes it.

That is the short lesson on how to edit.

Pictures and files

Pictures can be uploaded using the "Upload" file link found to the left under "Useful site links". Please see Help:Pictures for more information.

External Links

For more help, check out these Wikipedia links:

Also see:

  • Editing Help, another independent wiki's version of this page (more detail).
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