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Wiki coding is relatively simple to learn and use, but it's not always so intuitive, and so it would be a good idea to first read some very brief help guides before adding content.
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== Step 1: Create a New Page ==
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* Unlike most websites whereby you create a new page and subsequently connect the new page to the main site via a link, in a wiki you first have to create the link and then the page. When you create the link, it will be to a blank page. Then when you click on this blank page, it will give you the option of adding content to it so that it’s no longer blank.
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*Therefore, the first thing to do is decide where your halachik article would belong within our topical categories as displayed on the left sidebar.
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** For instance, “The Laws of Shema” would fall within the “Prayer” category.
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*Next, you need to create the link. To do this, click the edit tab towards the top of the page. From here you’ll see a large editable text box with all sorts of strange looking coding symbols. Find where you should add you link and surround the title with double brakets
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** For instance <nowiki>[[Laws of Shema]]</nowiki> = [[Laws of Shema]]
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* A red link means that it's an empty page, which you can then click on and add content
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== Step 2: Adding Content ==
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*To make a simple page, there are really only a few codes you should know
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# Subtopics have <font color=red><nowiki>==</nowiki></font> before and after <font color=red><nowiki>==</nowiki></font>
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# Bullet points use the asterik sign <font color=red><nowiki>*</nowiki></font>
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# Numbers use the pound sign <font color=red><nowiki>#</nowiki></font>
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# References require two things:
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## Each individual reference needs <font color=red><nowiki><ref></nowiki></font><ref> before and <font color=red><nowiki></ref></nowiki></font></ref> afterwards
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## And, at the very bottom of the page, you must include: <font color=red><nowiki>==Notes== <references/> </nowiki></font>
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# Here's an example:
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<blockquote>
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<tt>
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According to scientists, the Sun is pretty big.<font color=red>'''&lt;ref>'''E. Miller, ''The Sun'', (New York: Academic Press, 2005), 23-5.'''&lt;/ref>'''<br/></font>
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The Moon, however, is not so big.<font color=red>'''&lt;ref>'''R. Smith, "Size of the Moon", ''Scientific American'', 46 (April 1978): 44-6.'''&lt;/ref>'''<br/></font>
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&#61;=Notes==
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<font color=red>'''&lt;references/></font>
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Revision as of 14:00, 19 September 2010

Wiki coding is relatively simple to learn and use, but it's not always so intuitive, and so it would be a good idea to first read some very brief help guides before adding content.

Step 1: Create a New Page

  • Unlike most websites whereby you create a new page and subsequently connect the new page to the main site via a link, in a wiki you first have to create the link and then the page. When you create the link, it will be to a blank page. Then when you click on this blank page, it will give you the option of adding content to it so that it’s no longer blank.
  • Therefore, the first thing to do is decide where your halachik article would belong within our topical categories as displayed on the left sidebar.
    • For instance, “The Laws of Shema” would fall within the “Prayer” category.
  • Next, you need to create the link. To do this, click the edit tab towards the top of the page. From here you’ll see a large editable text box with all sorts of strange looking coding symbols. Find where you should add you link and surround the title with double brakets
  • A red link means that it's an empty page, which you can then click on and add content


Step 2: Adding Content

  • To make a simple page, there are really only a few codes you should know
  1. Subtopics have == before and after ==
  2. Bullet points use the asterik sign *
  3. Numbers use the pound sign #
  4. References require two things:
    1. Each individual reference needs <ref>[1]</nowiki></ref> afterwards
    2. And, at the very bottom of the page, you must include: ==Notes== <references/>
  5. Here's an example:

According to scientists, the Sun is pretty big.<ref>E. Miller, The Sun, (New York: Academic Press, 2005), 23-5.</ref>
The Moon, however, is not so big.<ref>R. Smith, "Size of the Moon", Scientific American, 46 (April 1978): 44-6.</ref>

==Notes==
<references/>

  1. before and <nowiki>