Wiki Style Guide

This is a little placeholder text to tide us over until we can get the real Style Guide off the ground, and also to see if it fixes the broken-looking code on the main page.

  • Creating new content: Wiki content can be created 2 easy ways. The first is to click "Create Content" on the left hand navigation, and select "Wiki". The second is to click "Add Child Page" below a piece of content you want to work with. Pages created in this fashion will be set to drop below this parent page in the hierarchy automatically (see below for more on hierarchy).
  • Adding content from Word: Documents created in Microsoft Word are commonly full of garbage code such as span tags which clog up the system and make your wiki text tougher to read in Firefox and other browsers. The icon of a clipboard with a "W" above allows you to Paste from Word, which removes most of these junk tags and will make formatting your document much easier.
  • Editing content: To edit content, view the page you want to edit, then click the Edit tab right below the title. You will then be able to edit the page directly.
  • Formatting your document: The default mode for wiki formatting is a basic HTML filter, which automatically converts hard returns into paragraphs and so forth, as well as all features added through the text editor. If you would some less common behaviors such as page centering and so on, click the "Input Format' below the editor window and select "Full HTML." If working with wiki-formatted text, you may also select "MediaWiki" which will translate that syntax to a more standard one.
  • Freelinking: Freelinking is the standard wiki practice of creating new content or linking to existing content within a wiki by using a double bracket ([[) to either side of the word to be linked. If a page with the linked name does not exist does not already exist in the wiki, the link will lead to the Create Page screen for that content; if a page with that name does already exist, the link will point to the named page. Freelinking may also be used to create links by using the full URL in double brackets. Finally, if you wish to have a freelink point to a page/URL but want to show something other than the name of that page or URL, use the format "PAGENAME|text to be displayed" (replacing the quotes with double brackets, of course).
  • Adding new content to a hierarchy: DEFINE PARENT AND CHILD LINKS AND HOW TO USE BLAH
  • Treed content: TREES CREATED DYNAMICALLY BY DEFINING PARENTS AND CHILDREN. ALL PARENTS SHOW THEIR CHILDREN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PARENT PAGE BLAH
  • Weights: BLAH

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