Tips for Wiki Editors
This wiki is run on a software called Foswiki, which can occasionally be a bit arcane. Here are a few handy tips and tricks and things to try...additions welcome, of course!
Editing a page
- I (amali) find the wikitext editor a bit easier to use than the wysiwyg version, especially in cases where you want fine control of formatting.
- By default, when you click "Edit" on a page, it will take you to the wysiwyg editor.
- If you want to use the wikitext editor, click on the "wiki text" icon at the rightmost end of the editor toolbar.
- Once in the wikitext editor, you can click the "Help" tab at the top of the window for a list of formatting commands. Or see below for a few of my favorites.
Useful formatting commands
Start a line with three dashes, and then some number of
signs. One + is top level header, two are second level, etc. I don't know how far down it goes...
---+++Here's an example
Tables of Contents
With the editor in wikitext mode, at the point where you want the TOC to appear, write
Tables, Not of Contents
| *I* | *am* | *a* | *table*|
| hear | me | roar| |
| ||multicol span|
Code and Verbatim
inline monospace font that looks like code
, surround the text with equal = signs:
=inline monospace font that looks like code=
To make boxes like I've been using where nothing is evaluated as formatting, prepend a block of text with < verbatim > and end it with </ verbatim > but remove the spaces in those commands.
To add images to a page, first "Attach" your image from the page itself, and make sure that the "Create a link to the attached file" checkbox is SELECTED. Then click "upload file", which will return you to the original page, now with [image of ur face!] attached and displayed.
Then you can go and edit the page to add whatever text you wish.
Feel free to add to this page.
- 12 Jun 2019