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Here you will find a general guide to the code you may find on this Neo Wiki.

Contents

[edit] Headings

Headings are the larger text that appear on a page and, if applicable, the Table of Contents of each page.

To add a heading:
== Common Heading ==

This is the code applied for the average heading (the same as the one for the "Headings" text).

For each size down you want to move, add an additional "=" size to each side of your heading text. These smaller headings will appear as subheadings (bulleted list) under each heading in the Table of Contents.

[edit] Text Formatting

Most text formatting can be easily stacked by surrounding each portion of the code with another.

[edit] Bold

To bold text, use the following code:

'''bolded text'''

[edit] Italicize

To italicize text, use the following code:

''italicized text''

[edit] Underline

To underline text, use the following code:

<u>underlined text</u>

[edit] Strikethrough

To strike text, use the following code:

<s>striked text</s>

[edit] Links

[edit] Internal Links

Internal links are links to pages within the wiki and are done by using the following codes:

[[PageName]] - Used for linking to regular articles
[[:Category:CategoryName]] - Used for linking to category pages
[[Special:SpecialPageName]] - Used for linking to special pages
[[User:UserName]] - Used for linking to user pages

Examples:

[[Moderator]] becomes Moderator
[[Special:Upload]] becomes Special:Upload

In addition, you may add alternate text so that the link text will be different than the name of the page you are linking to:

[[Moderator|mod]] becomes mod

Note: Links to nonexistent pages are displayed in red text.

[edit] Interwiki Links

Interwiki links are links to other Neowikis. Many wikis have overlapping subject areas and it can be beneficial to simply link to a different neowiki.

[[w.WikiName:PageName|LinkText]]

Example:

[[w.mario:Goomba|Goomba]] becomes Goomba

[edit] External Links

External links are links to foreign websites and are displayed with an arrow beside the text.

[URL LinkText]

Example:

Neoseeker

[edit] Other

[edit] Useful Symbols

™ © ® ¢ € ¥ £ ¤

In the same order:

&trade; &copy; &reg; &cent; &euro; &yen; &pound; &curren;

[edit] Subscript

To add subscripted text, use the following code:

<sub>subscript</sub>

[edit] Superscript

To add superscripted text, use the following code:

<sup>superscript</sup>

[edit] Nowiki

The nowiki mark-up ignores all wiki mark-up within the tags, but still interprets special symbols and deletes additional line breaks.

<nowiki></nowiki>

[edit] Pre tags

Ignores wiki mark-up and does not reformat text.

<pre>Pre-formatted text</pre>

[edit] First Space

Putting a space at the start of a line pushes the sentence into a box as shown in the above code examples. Doing this stops the text from being reformatted but it still interprets wiki mark-up.

[edit] Comments

Comments are invisible text that appear when editing but cannot be noticed while reading a page. To add comments use the following code:

<!-- non displaying text here -->

[edit] Tables of Contents

Tables of contents show up on pages with more than 3 headings. They appear above the first heading as a collapsible box that links to each heading and subheading. In the case that a page does not have enough headings to make a table of contents appear automatically, you can force it to show up by adding the following code:

__TOC__

This is not recommended unless necessary or added by a Wiki Staff Member.

To hide the TOC on a page you can add the following code:

__NOTOC__

[edit] Tables

For a comprehensive Table Help guide, please visit the Wikipedia page, here.

[edit] Categories

Categories are the organizational aspect of the wikis that allow users to group similar pages together.

Each category can also have categories listed within them. These are subcategories and allow for an added level of organization, such as having "Good Characters" and "Bad Characters" as categories that are added to the "Characters" category.

To add a page to a specific category, you must add the following code to the page:

[[Category:Name of Category]]

The above code automatically updates the category listing.

To link to a category, use the following code:

[[:Category:Category Name|Displayed Name]]

[edit] Images

Images are files uploaded to the wiki by members. To view all uploaded images, visit this page.

[edit] Displaying Images

To display a particular image, visit the image list and determine the file name and format (ex image.png). From there you use the following code:

[[Image:*.png]]

Any format can be substituted for the .png portion.

[edit] Resizing

To resize an image you use the following code:

[[Image:*.png|thumb|*px]]

[edit] Captions

To add a caption (comment) to an image you use the following code:

[[Image:*.png|thumb|*px|caption]]

[edit] Alignment

To align (left, right, center) an image you use the following code:

[[Image:*.png|center|*px]]

Any form of alignment can be substituted for the center in the above example.

[edit] Frames

All thumbnails have a frame by default which includes the option comment.

To add a frame use the following code:

[[Image:*.png|frame|*px]]

To add remove the frame use the following code:

[[Image:*.png|frameless|*px]]

[edit] Galleries

A gallery of images is used to display multiple images in a convenient boxed display and is much more efficient than using multiple individual image or thumbnail tags.

To insert an image gallery, use the following code:

<gallery>
Image:Example.jpg|caption
Image:Example.jpg|caption
Image:Example.jpg|caption
Image:Example.jpg|caption
Image:Example.jpg|caption
Image:Example.jpg|caption
</gallery>

The gallery itself can also be formatted with the following codes added in the initial <gallery> tag:

caption=caption: sets a caption on the gallery.
widths=*px: sets the widths of the images.
heights=*px: sets the (max) heights of the images.
perrow=*: sets the number of images per row.
 

[edit] Templates

Templates are pre-designed formats for a page. Templates can include editable formats such as the Infobox template or they can be already filled out and used to save time and improve efficiency.

[edit] Creating Templates

Creating Templates is just like creating other pages, except their names have to start with "Template" followed by a colon (e.g., Template:Infobox). To create a Template, search for Template:TemplateName in the search bar. If the Template already exits, you'll be taken right to it. Otherwise, click the "create this page" link. From there, you can add content to the Template just as you would to any other page.

[edit] Calling Templates

To call a Template on a particular page, simply inset the following code:

{{TemplateName}}

By default, all of the content on the Template:TemplateName page will be added in place of that code when the page is previewed or saved. Note: There are special tags you can insert on the Template page to tell it what parts you want to include, but that is not discussed here.

[edit] Common Variables

This is a list of common variables that can be used on the Neo Wikis:

Code Effect
{{CURRENTMONTH}} 11
{{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} November
{{CURRENTMONTHNAMEGEN}} November
{{CURRENTDAY}} 23
{{CURRENTDAYNAME}} Sunday
{{CURRENTYEAR}} 2014
{{CURRENTTIME}} 12:55
{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} 154
{{NUMBEROFUSERS}} 2,012
{{PAGENAME}} FAQ
{{localurl:pagename}} /wiki/Pagename
{{fullurl:pagename}} http://neowiki.neoseeker.com/wiki/Pagename - used for linking purposes
{{SITENAME}} NeoWiki Wiki - Neoseeker

[edit] Questions

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