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Start with 2 equals signs not 1 because 1 creates H1 tags which should be reserved for page title.
 
Start with 2 equals signs not 1 because 1 creates H1 tags which should be reserved for page title.
 
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|<pre>
== Section headings ==
 
 
''Headings'' organize your writing into
 
sections. The Wiki software can automatically
 
generate a table of contents from them.
 
 
=== Subsection ===
 
 
Using more equals signs creates a subsection.
 
 
==== A smaller subsection ====
 
 
Don't skip levels,
 
like from two to four equals signs.
 
 
Start with 2 equals signs not 1
 
because 1 creates H1 tags
 
which should be reserved for page title.
 
</pre>
 
|- id="lists"
 
|
 
* ''Unordered lists'' are easy to do:
 
** Start every line with a star.
 
*** More stars indicate a deeper level.
 
*: Previous item continues.
 
** A newline
 
* in a list 
 
marks the end of the list.
 
*Of course you can start again.
 
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* ''Unordered lists'' are easy to do:
 
** Start every line with a star.
 
*** More stars indicate a deeper level.
 
*: Previous item continues.
 
** A newline
 
* in a list 
 
marks the end of the list.
 
* Of course you can start again.
 
</pre>
 
|-
 
|
 
# ''Numbered lists'' are:
 
## Very organized
 
## Easy to follow
 
A newline marks the end of the list.
 
# New numbering starts with 1.
 
 
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# ''Numbered lists'' are also good:
 
## Very organized
 
## Easy to follow
 
A newline marks the end of the list.
 
# New numbering starts with 1.
 
</pre>
 
|-
 
|
 
Here's a ''definition list'':
 
; Word : Definition of the word
 
; A longer phrase needing definition
 
: Phrase defined
 
; A word : Which has a definition
 
: Also a second one
 
: And even a third
 
 
Begin with a semicolon. One item per line;
 
a newline can appear before the colon, but
 
using a space before the colon improves
 
parsing.
 
|<pre>
 
Here's a ''definition list'':
 
; Word : Definition of the word
 
; A longer phrase needing definition
 
: Phrase defined
 
; A word : Which has a definition
 
: Also a second one
 
: And even a third
 
 
Begin with a semicolon. One item per line;
 
a newline can appear before the colon, but
 
using a space before the colon improves
 
parsing.
 
</pre>
 
|-
 
|
 
* You can even do mixed lists
 
*# and nest them
 
*# inside each other
 
*#* or break lines<br>in lists.
 
*#; definition lists
 
*#: can be
 
*#:; nested : too
 
|<pre>
 
* You can even do mixed lists
 
*# and nest them
 
*# inside each other
 
*#* or break lines<br>in lists.
 
*#; definition lists
 
*#: can be
 
*#:; nested : too
 
</pre>
 
|-
 
|
 
: A colon (:) indents a line or paragraph.
 
A newline starts a new paragraph. <br>
 
Often used for discussion on talk pages.
 
: We use 1 colon to indent once.
 
:: We use 2 colons to indent twice.
 
::: 3 colons to indent 3 times, and so on.
 
|<pre>
 
: A colon (:) indents a line or paragraph.
 
A newline starts a new paragraph. <br>
 
Often used for discussion on talk pages.
 
: We use 1 colon to indent once.
 
:: We use 2 colons to indent twice.
 
::: 3 colons to indent 3 times, and so on.
 
</pre>
 
|-
 
|
 
You can make horizontal dividing lines (----)
 
to separate text.
 
----
 
But you should usually use sections instead,
 
so that they go in the table of contents.
 
|<pre>
 
You can make horizontal dividing lines (----)
 
to separate text.
 
----
 
But you should usually use sections instead,
 
so that they go in the table of contents.
 
</pre>
 
|-
 
|
 
You can add footnotes to sentences using the ''ref'' tag -- this is especially good for citing a source.
 
 
:There are over six billion people in the world.<ref>CIA World Factbook, 2006.</ref>
 
 
References: <references/>
 
|
 
<pre><nowiki>
 
You can add footnotes to sentences using
 
the ''ref'' tag -- this is especially good
 
for citing a source.
 
 
:There are over six billion people in the
 
world.<ref>CIA World Factbook, 2006.</ref>
 
 
References: <references/>
 
</nowiki></pre>
 
|}
 
 
 
=== Links ===
 
=== Links ===
  
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You can use magic words to help make links to special pages such as diffs, edit pages or history pages.
 
You can use magic words to help make links to special pages such as diffs, edit pages or history pages.
  
{{SERVER}}{{localurl:Official position}}
+
{{SERVER}}{{localurl:Carburetor}}
  
 
[{{SERVER}}{{localurl:{{PAGENAME}}|action=edit}} Edit]
 
[{{SERVER}}{{localurl:{{PAGENAME}}|action=edit}} Edit]
 
|
 
|
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
{{SERVER}}{{localurl:Official
+
{{SERVER}}{{localurl:Carburetor}}
position}}
 
  
 
[{{SERVER}}{{localurl:
 
[{{SERVER}}{{localurl:
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Add an extra colon to ''link'' to a category in line
 
Add an extra colon to ''link'' to a category in line
 
without causing the page to be listed in the category:
 
without causing the page to be listed in the category:
[[:Category:Performance Tuning‎]]
+
[[:Category:Puch]]
 
|<pre>
 
|<pre>
 
Category  
 
Category  
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without causing the page to
 
without causing the page to
 
  be listed in the category:
 
  be listed in the category:
[[:Category:Performance Tuning‎]]
+
[[:Category:Puch]]
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
 
|-
 
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</pre>
 
</pre>
 
|}
 
|}
 
===Just show what I typed===
 
A few different kinds of formatting will tell the Wiki to display things as you typed them.
 
 
{| cellpadding="2" style="background-color: #F5F5F5; font-size: 95%; border: solid 1px #FFD700;"
 
!width="55%" style="background-color: #F5F5F5; font-size: 95%; border: solid 1px #FFD700;"|What it looks like
 
!width="45%" style="background-color: #F5F5F5; font-size: 95%; border: solid 1px #FFD700;"|What you type
 
|-
 
|
 
<nowiki>
 
The nowiki tag ignores
 
Wiki ''markup''.
 
It reformats text by
 
removing
 
newlines    and multiple
 
spaces.
 
It still interprets special
 
characters: &rarr;
 
</nowiki>
 
|<pre>
 
&lt;nowiki&gt;
 
The nowiki tag ignores
 
Wiki ''markup''.
 
It reformats text by
 
removing
 
newlines    and multiple
 
spaces.
 
It still interprets special
 
characters: &amp;rarr;
 
&lt;/nowiki&gt;
 
</pre>
 
|-
 
|
 
<pre>
 
The pre tag ignores Wiki
 
''markup''.
 
It also doesn't    reformat
 
text.
 
It still interprets special
 
characters: &rarr;
 
</pre>
 
|<pre>
 
&lt;pre&gt;
 
The pre tag ignores Wiki
 
''markup''.
 
It also doesn't    reformat
 
text.
 
It still interprets special
 
characters: &amp;rarr;
 
&lt;/pre&gt;
 
</pre>
 
|-
 
|
 
Leading spaces are another way to preserve formatting.
 
 
Putting a space at the
 
beginning of each
 
line stops the text 
 
from being
 
reformatted. It still
 
interprets Wiki
 
''markup'' and special
 
characters: &rarr;
 
|<pre>
 
Leading spaces are another way
 
to preserve
 
formatting.
 
 
Putting a space at the
 
beginning of each
 
line stops the text  from
 
being
 
reformatted. It still
 
interprets Wiki
 
''markup'' and special
 
characters: &amp;rarr;
 
</pre>
 
|}
 
 
 
 
===Images, tables, video, and sounds===
 
After uploading, just enter the filename, highlight it and press the "embedded image"-button of the edit_toolbar.
 
 
This will produce the sytax for uploading a file '''<nowiki>[[Image:filename.png]]</nowiki>'''
 
 
{| cellpadding="2" style="background-color: #F5F5F5; font-size: 95%; border: solid 1px #FFD700;"
 
!width="55%" style="background-color: #F5F5F5; font-size: 95%; border: solid 1px #FFD700;"|What it looks like
 
!width="45%" style="background-color: #F5F5F5; font-size: 95%; border: solid 1px #FFD700;"|What you type
 
|-
 
|
 
A picture, including alternate text (put mouse over for a second to see):
 
 
[[Image:Peddycashshirt.jpg|The Peddy Cash Shirt]]
 
 
You can put the image in a frame with a caption:
 
[[Image:Peddycashshirt.jpg|frame|The Peddy Cash Shirt]]
 
|<pre>
 
A picture, including alternate text (put mouse over for a second to see):
 
 
[[Image:Peddycashshirt.jpg|The Peddy Cash Shirt]]
 
 
The image in a frame with a caption:
 
[[Image:Peddycashshirt.jpg|frame|The Peddy Cash Shirt]]
 
</pre>
 
|-
 
|
 
A link to MopedWiki's page for the image:
 
[[:Image:Peddycashshirt.jpg]]
 
 
Or a link directly to the image itself:
 
[[Media:Peddycashshirt.jpg]]
 
|<pre>
 
A link to MopedWiki's page for the image:
 
[[:Image:Peddycashshirt.jpg]]
 
 
Or a link directly to the image itself:
 
[[Media:Peddycashshirt.jpg]]
 
</pre>
 
|-
 
|
 
Use '''media:''' links to link
 
directly to sounds or videos:
 
[[media:Sg_mrob.ogg|A sound file]]
 
|<pre>
 
Use '''media:''' links to link
 
directly to sounds or videos:
 
[[media:Sg_mrob.ogg|A sound file]]
 
</pre>
 
|-
 
|
 
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="center"
 
! This
 
! is
 
|-
 
| a
 
| table
 
|-
 
|}
 
|<pre>
 
{| border="1" cellspacing="0"
 
cellpadding="5" align="center"
 
! This
 
! is
 
|-
 
| a
 
| table
 
|-
 
|}
 
</pre>
 
|}
 
 
===Templates===
 
'''Templates''' are segments of Wiki markup that are meant to be copied automatically ("transcluded") into a page.
 
You add them by putting the template's name in <nowiki>{{double braces}}</nowiki>.
 
 
Some templates take ''parameters'', as well, which you separate with the pipe character.
 
{| cellpadding="2" style="background-color: #F5F5F5; font-size: 95%; border: solid 1px #FFD700;"
 
!width="55%" style="background-color: #F5F5F5; font-size: 95%; border: solid 1px #FFD700;"|What it looks like
 
!width="45%" style="background-color: #F5F5F5; font-size: 95%; border: solid 1px #FFD700;"|What you type
 
|-
 
|
 
{{Stub}}
 
|<pre>
 
{{Stub}}
 
</pre>
 
|-
 
|
 
This template takes two parameters, and
 
creates underlined text with a hover box
 
for many modern browsers supporting CSS:
 
 
{{H:title|This is the hover text|
 
Hover your mouse over this text}}
 
 
Go to this page to see the H:title template
 
itself: {{tl|H:title}}
 
 
|<pre>
 
This template takes two parameters, and
 
creates underlined text with a hover box
 
for many modern browsers supporting CSS:
 
 
{{H:title|This is the hover text|
 
Hover your mouse over this text}}
 
 
Go to this page to see the H:title template
 
itself: {{tl|H:title}}
 
</pre>
 
|}
 
 
{{Help}}
 
[[Category: Help|Editing]]
 

Revision as of 10:37, 17 August 2008

This page has been edited, boiled down, shuffled up a bit, and reorganized. Wanna see? Have at it: New basic editing article and a category full of help-related articles.

Basic text formatting

What it looks like What you type

You can italicize text by putting 2 apostrophes on each side.

3 apostrophes will bold the text.

5 apostrophes will bold and italicize the text.

(4 apostrophes don't do anything special -- there's just 'one left over'.)

You can ''italicize text'' by putting 2 
apostrophes on each side. 

3 apostrophes will bold '''the text'''. 

5 apostrophes will bold and italicize 
'''''the text'''''.

(4 apostrophes don't do anything
special -- there's just ''''one left
over''''.)

A single newline generally has no effect on the layout. These can be used to separate sentences within a paragraph. Some editors find that this aids editing and improves the diff function (used internally to compare different versions of a page).

But an empty line starts a new paragraph.

When used in a list, a newline does affect the layout (see below).

A single newline
generally has no effect on the layout.
These can be used to separate
sentences within a paragraph.
Some editors find that this aids editing
and improves the ''diff'' function
(used internally to compare
different versions of a page).

But an empty line
starts a new paragraph.

When used in a list, a newline ''does'' 
affect the layout ([[#lists|see below]]).

You can break lines
without a new paragraph.
Please use this sparingly.

Please do not start a link or italics or bold on one line and close it on the next.

You can break lines<br>
without a new paragraph.<br>
Please use this sparingly.

Please do not start a [[link]] or 
''italics'' or '''bold''' on one line 
and close it on the next.


HTML tags

You can use some HTML tags too. However, you should avoid HTML in favor of Wiki markup whenever possible.

What it looks like What you type

Put text in a typewriter font. The same font is generally used for computer code.

Put text in a <tt>typewriter
font</tt>. The same font is 
generally used for <code>
computer code</code>.

Strike out or underline text, or write it in small caps.

<strike>Strike out</strike>
or <u>underline</u> text,
or write it <span style=
"font-variant:small-caps">
in small caps</span>.

Superscripts and subscripts: X2, H2O

Superscripts and subscripts:
X<sup>2</sup>, H<sub>2</sub>O
Centered text
  • Please note the American spelling of "center".
<center>Centered text</center>

The blockquote command will indent both margins when needed instead of the left margin only as the colon does.

<blockquote>
The '''blockquote''' command will indent 
both margins when needed instead of the 
left margin only as the colon does.  
</blockquote>

Invisible comments to editors ( ) only appear while editing the page.

  • If you wish to make comments to the public, you should usually use the talk page.
Invisible comments to editors ( <!-- --> ) 
only appear while editing the page.
<!-- Note to editors: blah blah blah. -->

Organizing your writing

What it looks like What you type
Section headings

Headings organize your writing into sections. The Wiki software can automatically generate a table of contents from them.

Subsection

Using more equals signs creates a subsection.

A smaller subsection

Don't skip levels, like from two to four equals signs.

Start with 2 equals signs not 1 because 1 creates H1 tags which should be reserved for page title.

=== Links ===

You will often want to make clickable ''links'' to other pages.

{| cellpadding="2" style="background-color: #F5F5F5; font-size: 95%; border: solid 1px #FFD700;"
!width="55%" style="background-color: #F5F5F5; font-size: 95%; border: solid 1px #FFD700;"|What it looks like
!width="45%" style="background-color: #F5F5F5; font-size: 95%; border: solid 1px #FFD700;"|What you type
|-
|
Here's a link to a page named [[Puch]].
You can even say [[Puch]]s
and the link will show up correctly.
|<pre>
Here's a link to a page named
 [[Puch]].
You can even say 
[[Puch]]s
and the link will show up 
correctly.

You can put formatting around a link. Example: Moped.

You can put formatting around
 a link.
Example: ''[[Moped]]''.

The first letter of articles is automatically capitalized, so sachs goes to the same place as Sachs. Capitalization matters after the first letter.

The ''first letter'' of 
articles is automatically
capitalized, so [[sachs]]
 goes to the same place
as [[Sachs]]. 
Capitalization matters after
 the
first letter.

The weather in Moscow is a page that doesn't exist yet. You could create it by clicking on the link.

[[The weather in Moscow]] is 
a page that doesn't exist
yet. You could create it by 
clicking on the link.

You can link to a page section by its title:

If multiple sections have the same title, add a number. #Example section 3 goes to the third section named "Example section".

You can link to a page 
section by its title:

*[[Moped Laws: United States#Missouri]].

If multiple sections have 
the same title, add
a number. 
[[#Example section 3]] goes
 to the
third section named 
"Example section".

You can make a link point to a different place with a piped link. Put the link target first, then the pipe character "|", then the link text.

You can make a link point to a
 different place
with a 
[[Help:Piped link|piped link]].
 Put the link
target first, then the pipe 
character "|", then
the link text.

*[[Puch Magnum|Magnum]]
*[[Moped Laws: United States#Missouri|Missouri Moped Laws]]

You can make an external link just by typing a URL: http://www.nupedia.com

You can give it a title: Nupedia

Or leave the title blank: [1]

You can make an external 
link just by typing a URL:
http://www.nupedia.com

You can give it a title:
[http://www.nupedia.com Nupedia]

Or leave the title blank:
[http://www.nupedia.com]

Linking to an e-mail address works the same way: mailto:someone@domain.com or someone

Linking to an e-mail address
 works the same way:
mailto:someone@domain.com or 
[mailto:someone@domain.com 
someone]

You can use magic words to help make links to special pages such as diffs, edit pages or history pages.

https://mopedarmy.com/wiki/Carburetor

Edit

{{SERVER}}{{localurl:Carburetor}}

[{{SERVER}}{{localurl:
{{PAGENAME}}|action=edit}}
 Edit]

You can redirect the user to another page.

#REDIRECT [[Blood and Bones Crash Club‎]]

Category links do not show up in line but instead at page bottom and cause the page to be listed in the category.

Add an extra colon to link to a category in line without causing the page to be listed in the category: Category:Puch

Category 
links do not show up in 
line
but instead at page bottom 
''and cause the page to be
listed in the category.''

Add an extra colon to 
''link'' to a category 
in line
without causing the page to
 be listed in the category:
[[:Category:Puch]]

The Wiki reformats linked dates to match the reader's date preferences. These three dates will show up the same if you choose a format in your Preferences:

  • July 20, 1969
  • 20 July 1969
  • 1969-07-20
The Wiki reformats linked 
dates to match the reader's
date preferences. These 
three dates will show up the
same if you choose a format 
in your
[[Special:Preferences|Preferences]]:
* July 20, 1969
* 20 July 1969
* 1969-07-20