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Beginners HelpEdit

Beginners?Edit

  • If you can type and click, you can edit most pages on this wiki.

Find a page to improve. (If you want, you can practice in the Sandbox first. It's there for "practicing", or experimenting with almost anything. It's a good place to get used to how the wiki works.)

  • Click "Edit this page".

An "edit box" will open - type your new sentences or corrections (just like MS or Lotus or WordPerfect wordprocessing)

  • Click the "Save" button - (well, it may be wise to hit the "Preview" button first, in case of mistakes!)

You're now a Web Publisher. Welcome to the team!

More DetailsEdit

  • As with all wikis, you can edit any non-protected page on this Wikia. Your changes will be visible immediately. Just click the "edit" link that appears near the top of every page.
  • Explain your edit in the "Summary" box between the edit window and the save and preview buttons. eg: "typo" or "added info on xyz".
  • Use the "Show preview" button to check your edit and get the formatting right before saving. Remember to Save page before moving on.
  • If you are logged in, you can mark an edit as minor by checking the This is a minor edit box to let people know your edit is not something substantive.
  • To try editing, open a new window and go to the Sandbox (which is an editing test area), and then click the "edit" link. Add something and click save.

Template Help!Edit

How to use the templateEdit

  • Just type {{subst:welc}} on a user's Talk page then add your signature. As soon as you Save, the entry will lose its link to the template and become ordinary text, which you can edit to personalize it.


Use of "subst:" prefix

  • Using the prefix before any template name copies the template then cuts the connection. If you omit the "subst:" the result copies just the same but will not be editable and will always show the current version of the template - probably not a good idea for a one-off welcoming message although it is useful for many other templates.

Edit it to make it more specific to the wikiEdit

For example, it could say "Welcome to the XYZWV Wiki". Maybe add a link to a page you particularly want new users to look at.

Make another one just for you to useEdit

On your user page you could create a link to something then make the resulting page a copy of template:welc and modify it any way you like. Then you can type or paste {{subst:welcJG}} on a newcomer's page and not need further personalising.

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