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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 ==
 
* 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, 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 your link and surround the title with double brakets
 
** For instance <nowiki>[[Laws of Shema]]</nowiki> = [[Laws of Shema]]
 
* 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
 
# Subtopics have <font color=red><nowiki>==</nowiki></font> before and after <font color=red><nowiki>==</nowiki></font>
 
# Bullet points use the asterisk sign <font color=red><nowiki>*</nowiki></font>
 
# Numbers use the pound sign <font color=red><nowiki>#</nowiki></font>
 
# References require two things:
 
## Each individual reference needs <font color=red><nowiki><ref></nowiki></font> before and <font color=red><nowiki></ref></nowiki></font> afterwards
 
## And, at the very bottom of the page, you must include: <font color=red><nowiki>==Notes== <references/> </nowiki></font>
 
 
 
Here's an example:
 
<blockquote>
 
<tt>
 
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>
 
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>
 
<br/>
 
&#61;=Notes==
 
<br/>
 
<font color=red>'''&lt;references/></font>
 
</tt>
 
</blockquote>
 

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