Wiki Editing FAQ

Wiki Formatting

  • How do you make something bold in a wiki entry?
    By placing an asterisk * on each side of the selected string, with no spaces between the * and the string.
  • How do you make something italicized in a wiki entry?
    By placing an underscore _ on each side of the selected string, with no spaces between the _ and the string.
  • How do you make a bulleted list line entry?
    By placing an asterisk * at the beginning of the line, with a space between it and the text.
  • How do you make a numbered list line entry?
    By placing a pound sign # at the beginning of the line, with a space between it and the text. If you want to specify the number, add the number immediately following the # with no spaces in between.
  • What is the important character to remember in making tables?
    The crucial character used to signify a table and separate the cells is a pipe | character. The pipe symbol is used as the beginning of a cell, the border between cells, and the closing of a cell. Simply think of it as the left and right borders for each cell, but a single pipe suffices as a barrier between cells.
  • What is the important character to remember in embedding an image?
    An exclamation mark ! is what is used, at each end of a link, to embed a linked image. This is quite useful in referencing a picture that is hosted somewhere (anywhere) on the internet.

Wiki Linking

  • What does it mean when a link is red?
    A red link refers to a page that has not yet been created. This is also an easy way to create a page; add the link, then clicking on the red link takes you to the page to create it.
  • How do you create a link to another wiki page that uses different visual text?
    Use the pipe character to separate the contents in a link, like this: [[Page Link | Text for the reader to see]].
  • What is the important character to remember when linking to a character or item slug rather than a wiki page?
    While the simplest way to link to a character is by using the Character Page button, this option isn’t available for items. This means that you need to reference the page by adding the text manually. The important character is a colon : character, which tells the link that it’s not a wiki page but rather a character or item page. For example, here is a character link: [[:barret | Barret Tennison]].
  • Character slugs, item slugs, and wiki links can be different from their respective page names; this important because links and slugs can not use all characters that page titles can. What characters are allowed in the slugs or links?
    Only letters, numbers, and dashes are allowed. This is important to remember and is a common reason for broken links.
  • I created a page from a link, but when I try to link to it elsewhere, it shows up red even though I know it exists and I spelled it right. What’s going on?
    _One thing to be aware of is that the linking system is case sensitive. This means that if the case does not match exactly, it considers the link as referring to a different page. Repair the case state of the link, matching the original, and that should resolve the issue.

Wiki Tags

  • What are tags used for?
    _Tags are essentially a way for grouping related pages. As the page count grows, tags become more important for finding a specific page or, more often, they are used to see what pages are related to a given topic.
  • How can I see what tags a particular page has associated?
    When on the page in question, the tags are indicated in the “Tags” box in the right-hand sidebar.
  • How can I add a tag to a wiki / character / item page?
    There are two different ways. You can add a tag from the “Tags” box in the right-hand sidebar, as well as when editing the page directly.
  • How can I show a filtered list of every wiki page using a specific tag?
    By either clicking on a specific page’s tag in the “Tags” box in the right-hand sidebar, or by clicking on a specific tag in the “Filter By Tag” box in the right-hand sidebar.
  • How can I show a filtered list of every character page using a specific tag?
    By either clicking on a specific character’s tag listed under their name or by clicking on a specific tag in the “Sort By Tag” box in the right-hand sidebar. This will become far more important as the list of NPC’s grow. One key way of tagging characters is by town, for example.
  • How can I show a filtered list of every item page using a specific tag?
    Only by clicking on a specific item’s tag listed under their name. This departure from using the sidebar for tag navigation is important to be aware of, and the main reason for creating a tag list item once the list of items grows substantially.
  • What elements of a wiki page, character page, or item page get added automatically as a tag?
    Absolutely none, all tags must be added manually by someone.
  • What must I do differently to add a multiple word tag?
    The system interprets the multiple words as multiple, separate tags separated by spaces. In order to have a multiple word tag, you must put quotes around the string, like so: “Southern Cross”. This tells the system to interpret the string as a single unit.

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