User:Gita Mathur/Quickstart Guide

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Editing on Wikieducator is not difficult at all. These basic instructions will have you up and running in no time, and you can learn while doing.

Step 1: Create an Account on WikiEducator

First you need an account on WikiEducator. If you don't have one already, please Create an account now.

Step 2: Read this overview of wiki editing

Published view of a wikipage

A wiki has two modes of viewing a page:

  1. The published view - the view you are looking at right now.
  2. The editing mode, which you use when editing text on the wiki.

To activate the edit mode, click on one of the edit links on the relevant wiki page.

If you are planning to edit the whole page at once, click on the edit tab at the top of the page in your browser. This link is useful when working with new or short pages that do not have too much text.

On pages which contain subheadings, the Mediawiki software has a very useful feature: On the right side of the page, you will notice an edit link next to each subheading on the right side of the page. Click this link when you want to make changes.

Editing view of a wikipage

When you click an edit link, you will be in the editing mode of the wiki. You will see a similar page to the one shown here. You can begin editing text by typing directly in the Editing Window.

Text formatting for example headings, bold, italics requires a special wiki syntax - this is summarized in the next section below.

If you find it easier to use a graphical user interface (GUI), you can use the coloured buttons at the top of the Editing Window.

First you must highlight the relevant word or phrase to which you want to apply the formatting. (You can do this by holding and dragging your mouse over the relevant word. Once you are happy with the area that is highlighted, simply click on the relavent icon to insert the wiki syntax. For example, click on the Button bold.png button to bold the text you have highlighted in the edit window.)

Step 3: Remember to save your work

Saving your work

Remember to "save your edits".Saving your work is easy. At the bottom of the wiki editing window you will see a save button. When you are finished with your editing, remember to click the save button.

If you're unsure whether your formatting will display properly, you can click on the preview button. Remember that the preview button does not save your work. It merely gives you the option to preview your work in the published view. If you are happy with your edits in the preview mode, you must scroll down the page until you see the save button". Click on the save button to save your work.

Basic Wiki Syntax

Description You type You get
Applies anywhere
Italicise text



Bold text



Bold and italic

'''''bold & italic'''''

bold & italic

Internal link

(within Wikipedia)

[[Gita Mathur Wiki Page]]
[[Gita Mathur Wiki Page]]

Gita Mathur


#redirect [[Target page]]

1. redirect Target page

External link

(to other websites)

[ ]


Escape wiki markup

with ''markup''
<nowiki>without ''markup''</nowiki>

with markup
without ''markup''

Applies only at the beginning of the line

of different sizes

===level 2===

Level 3

Bullet list

** two point one

    • two point one
Numbered list

## two point one

    1. two point one
Definition list

:item 1
:item 2

item 1
item 2
Thumbnail image

[[Image:icon_objectives.jpg|thumb|Caption text]]

Caption text

See also