Page Formatting

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Tutorial for Creating a Page

This page is designed to give a basic walk-through about how to create pages for the Leopard Gecko Wiki. It will go into detail about how to create headers, add pictures, format text, add links, and put the page into the correct category.

Page Creation / Editing

It is very easy to create a page or edit a page on the Leopard Gecko Wiki. Simply type the subject into the search bar located on the left hand side of the page. If there is no article for the subject, simply click Create New Article

New wiki.jpg

If there is an existing article and you wish to add information or edit incorrect information, simply click the Edit tab located on the top of the page.

Edit wiki.jpg

Basic Formatting

The Media Wiki software makes it very simple to format the information you are providing to your community. Listed below are a few basic formatting tools which you may come across when creating/editing your Wiki page:

Function Code How It Looks
Table Heading
== Leopard Gecko ==
Bold
'''Leopard Gecko'''
Leopard Gecko
Italics
''Leopard Gecko''
Leopard Gecko
Bold and Italics
'''''Leopard Gecko'''''
Leopard Gecko

Category

It is VERY important to keep the Leopard Gecko Wiki organized. This will make it easier to search information and to browse through information. When creating a page, it is always important to put it in the correct category. This is how the category Code looks:

[[Category:Help]]

The text will show at the bottom of the page.

Images

This section will go into detail about adding images, captions, making the images thumbnails, and alignment of the image.

One thing to note about putting images in the articles is how to upload the pictures to the Wiki. The link to uploading the pictures can be seen here Special:Upload

Function Code How It Looks
Image Only
[[Image:Super_snow_hatchling.jpg]]
Super snow hatchling.jpg
Image with Caption
[[Image:Super_snow_hatchling.jpg
|Super Snow Hatchling]]
Super Snow Hatchling
Image Thumbnail
[[Image:Super_snow_hatchling.jpg
|thumb]]
Super snow hatchling.jpg
Image with Caption as Thumbnail
[[Image:Super_snow_hatchling.jpg
|thumb|Super Snow Hatchling]]
Super Snow Hatchling
Image Align Left
[[Image:Super_snow_hatchling.jpg
|left]]
Super snow hatchling.jpg
Image Align Center
[[Image:Super_snow_hatchling.jpg
|center]]
Super snow hatchling.jpg
Image Align Right
[[Image:Super_snow_hatchling.jpg
|right]]
Super snow hatchling.jpg
Image Align Right Thumbnail with Caption
[[Image:Super_snow_hatchling.jpg
|right|thumb|Super Snow Hatchling]]
Super Snow Hatchling

Links

There are many different types of links. On the table below you will be able to see all of the different types and how to make the link work in the Leopard Gecko Wiki.

Function

Code

How It Looks

Internal Wiki Link There is already a page created for this topic
[[Mack Snow]]
Mack Snow
Changing the Text Display (Internal) Changes the way the link looks
[[Mack Snow | In depth Mack Snow Section]]
In depth Mack Snow Section
No Existed Internal Link There is no page in the database for the link. It will show up in red.
[[African Fat Tail]]
African Fat Tail
External Link You are linking to a page on the internet.
[http://www.geckoforums.net]
[1]
Changing the Text Display (External) Changes the way the link looks
[http://www.geckoforums.net Gecko Forums]
Gecko Forums


Lists

There are two different types of lists you can display when creating or editing a Leopard Gecko Wiki page: bulleted lists and numeric lists.

Function Code How It Looks
Numeric List
# Mack Snow
# Super Snow
  1. Mack Snow
  2. Super Snow
Bulleted List
*Mack Snow
*Super Snow
  • Mack Snow
  • Super Snow
Category:Help

--MK Geckos 16:55, 10 August 2007 (EDT)

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