Help:Editing pages

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These help pages were copied and then adapted with permission from the main help pages at MediaWiki. If you notice something missing please feel free to e-mail the ASUW Tech for assistance or, if you feel up to it, add it yourself.

Easy editing of pages is what wikis are made for. It only takes a few clicks.


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Editing new pages

If the page you wish to edit does not exist yet, see Help:Starting a new page

Editing existing pages

  • If you just want to jump in and start practicing please do that in the Sandbox, not here.
  • Click the edit page tab
  • Make changes to the text in the edit box. Make sure you write clearly and concisely, and make sure your edit does something to improve the page. If you're making normal changes to the text like fixing spelling mistakes or grammar, inserting new sentences, etc, then you don't have to worry too much about formatting. When you do need to use some type of formatting, you do it using wiki syntax, see Help:Formatting for some of the common types of formatting used.
  • Optionally, enter a short note in the Summary box describing your changes.
  • Optionally preview your changes with the Preview button.
  • Click the Save page button.

Discussion

Every article has its own discussion page where you can ask questions, make suggestions, or discuss corrections. Click the discussion page tab to reach it. You can sign your message by writing 4 tildes (~~~~). The wiki software turns them into the current time and your username or your current IP address if you are not logged in.

External Links

The following two links are VERY good. Please see them for more information.
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convert: unable to open file `/var/www/wiki/images/5/53/Wikimedia-logo.png' @ error/png.c/ReadPNGImage/3244.
convert: missing an image filename `/tmp/transform_2c4b530-1.png' @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/3011.
MetaWiki: Help:Editing
Error creating thumbnail: convert: unable to open image `/var/www/wiki/images/5/53/Wikimedia-logo.png': @ error/blob.c/OpenBlob/2590.
convert: unable to open file `/var/www/wiki/images/5/53/Wikimedia-logo.png' @ error/png.c/ReadPNGImage/3244.
convert: missing an image filename `/tmp/transform_51a2ab1-1.png' @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/3011.
MetaWiki: Help:Wikitext examples
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