ITEC1001: How to edit a wiki page

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To the user Mlatif who's name is Zahid, your project has moved to User:Mlatif

How to Edit a Wiki Page

In general, editing wiki pages is simple, just click on edit, find the place you want to make changes and make them. The easiest way to edit the wiki is to change the content, but not the formatting. Try to follow the pattern used in the wiki code used to make the page. Once you have made your edits, preview the changes by clicking on the 'Show preview' button at the bottom. If the edits did what you expect, save the changes and you are done.

Once you get familiar with editing existing pages, you may want to create your own page or change the formatting. The best way to create a page is to decide which page should link to the new page. Go to that page and edit it to create a link by inserting the code [[my new page]] where of course you change the text of 'my new page' to the page you are creating. Preview and save the changes, then click on the new link you have just added. It will take you to a new page that you can now edit. Be sure to put in some text so that the page will exist. (An alternate way of creating pages is to simply put in the web page address of the page you want to create).

Below are some of the commonly used wiki symbols in creating the site for ITEC1001. You can use this as a guide to help you understand the formatting you will see in the pages. If you encounter a symbol in the ITEC1001 pages not in the list below, go ahead and add it to the list.

At the bottom of this page you will find some links to external sites containing more detailed resources about editing and creating wiki pages.

Common Wiki Symbols

There are a large number of symbols we have used in creating our wiki. Here is a guide to what they do. If you encounter a symbol in our ITEC1001 wiki that you have not seen before, please add it to this bottom of list. The order of this list is intended to provide the most used symbols at the beginning with the least used symbols at the end.

* - an unordered first level bullet
** - an unordered second level bullet
# - an ordered first level bullet
## - an ordered second level bullet
: - indent one level
:: - indent two levels
==text here== - a section, automatically creates a table of contents. Click on the A icon for this symbol to be inserted automatically.
===text here=== - a subsection, automatically creates a table of contents
====text here==== - a sub-subsection, automatically creates a table of contents
'''text here''' - bold typeface. Click on the bold B icon for this symbol to be inserted automatically.
''text here'' - italics. Click on the I icon for this symbol to be inserted automatically.
[[text here]] - an internal link to another wiki page. The text that shows is what's in the brackets. Click on the big <u>Ab</u> icon for this symbol to be inserted automatically.
[http://www.example.com link title] - link to an external page (hosted outside of the wiki). Click on the world icon for this symbol to be inserted automatically.
[[Image:Example.jpg]] - puts in an image. The image must be uploaded and named. Click on the 'picture in a frame' icon for this symbol to be inserted automatically.
[[Media:Example.ogg]] - used for non-image media. The media must be uploaded and named. Click on the bugle icon for this symbol to be inserted automatically.
<nowiki> - a symbol indicating that what follows should be shown exactly, for example, this list uses the <nowiki> tag extensively

Outside Wiki Editing Resources

Wikipedia's Cheatsheet

Wikipedia's How to edit a page Dexter

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