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To learn how to use MediaWiki, the software that this wiki uses, go to [[MetaWikipedia:Help:Contents|the MediaWiki Users' Handbook]], or see the [[Wikia:Help:Tutorial|Wikia tutorial]].
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To learn how to use MediaWiki, the software that this wiki uses, go to [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents the MediaWiki Users' Handbook].
  
Here are some quick tips:
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'''BEFORE you begin editing, make sure to read up on the [[Project:Guidelines|Creatures Wiki Guidelines]].'''
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Here are some other quick tips:
  
 
* '''To experiment with editing, go to the [[Project:Sandbox|sandbox]].''' Open that in another window so you can still see this!
 
* '''To experiment with editing, go to the [[Project:Sandbox|sandbox]].''' Open that in another window so you can still see this!
 
* ''You'' can edit any page by clicking the '''edit''' tab at the top - do this if you think it could do with more information, or if there's an error in the page. You can also see how the wiki features work by editing existing pages - just make sure you don't save without meaning to!
 
* ''You'' can edit any page by clicking the '''edit''' tab at the top - do this if you think it could do with more information, or if there's an error in the page. You can also see how the wiki features work by editing existing pages - just make sure you don't save without meaning to!
* Anywhere you see a <font color="red">red link</font>, you can '''create a new page'''. You can also just type the name of an page into the URL box after the /index.php/ or /wiki/ bit, or create a link to that page in the sandbox and then click it. Why not start with a [[Special:Wantedpages|wanted page]] or [[Special:Whatlinkshere/Template:stub|stub]]?
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* Anywhere you see a <font color="red">red link</font>, you can '''create a new page'''. You can also use the box below to make a new page:
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**Why not start with a [[Special:Wantedpages|wanted page]] or [[Special:Whatlinkshere/Template:stub|stub]]?
 
* To '''link to a page''' (even if it doesn't exist yet), write it like this: <nowiki>[[article name]]</nowiki>. It is case-sensitive except for the first letter.
 
* To '''link to a page''' (even if it doesn't exist yet), write it like this: <nowiki>[[article name]]</nowiki>. It is case-sensitive except for the first letter.
 
* To '''redirect one page to another''' (useful for different spelling or capitalization), write this: <nowiki>#REDIRECT [[Other Page]]</nowiki>
 
* To '''redirect one page to another''' (useful for different spelling or capitalization), write this: <nowiki>#REDIRECT [[Other Page]]</nowiki>
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**To ''link'' to a category page, use <nowiki>[[:Category:Whatever|whatever category]]</nowiki>.
 
**To ''link'' to a category page, use <nowiki>[[:Category:Whatever|whatever category]]</nowiki>.
 
* If you make a change and don't like it, click the history tab and click the date of the previous version, then hit edit and save that version.
 
* If you make a change and don't like it, click the history tab and click the date of the previous version, then hit edit and save that version.
* To use any '''[http://creatures.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3AAllpages&from=&namespace=10 template]''', put <nowiki>{{nameoftemplate}}</nowiki> on the page.  The position of the template will change depending on where you put the code for it.
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* To use any '''[http://creatures.wiki/Special:AllPages?namespace=10 template]''', put <nowiki>{{nameoftemplate}}</nowiki> on the page.  The position of the template will change depending on where you put the code for it.
 
* If you need to sign your name, use <nowiki>~~~</nowiki>, or <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> to include the date too. You shouldn't normally do this unless talking to someone on a talk page or making a personal note outside the normal flow of the article - wherever you can't avoid saying "I" ;-)
 
* If you need to sign your name, use <nowiki>~~~</nowiki>, or <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> to include the date too. You shouldn't normally do this unless talking to someone on a talk page or making a personal note outside the normal flow of the article - wherever you can't avoid saying "I" ;-)
 
* Please remember to '''click Preview before saving'''. Check all your links!
 
* Please remember to '''click Preview before saving'''. Check all your links!
  
 
If you need to talk to someone, put a question on the user talk pages of one of the [[Creatures_Wiki:Administrators|Administrators]].
 
If you need to talk to someone, put a question on the user talk pages of one of the [[Creatures_Wiki:Administrators|Administrators]].

Latest revision as of 04:46, 11 June 2018

To learn how to use MediaWiki, the software that this wiki uses, go to the MediaWiki Users' Handbook.

BEFORE you begin editing, make sure to read up on the Creatures Wiki Guidelines.

Here are some other quick tips:

  • To experiment with editing, go to the sandbox. Open that in another window so you can still see this!
  • You can edit any page by clicking the edit tab at the top - do this if you think it could do with more information, or if there's an error in the page. You can also see how the wiki features work by editing existing pages - just make sure you don't save without meaning to!
  • Anywhere you see a red link, you can create a new page. You can also use the box below to make a new page:

  • To link to a page (even if it doesn't exist yet), write it like this: [[article name]]. It is case-sensitive except for the first letter.
  • To redirect one page to another (useful for different spelling or capitalization), write this: #REDIRECT [[Other Page]]
  • Write plurals like this unless the article title is plural: [[Agent]]s.
  • To display different text for a link, write this: [[article name|description]].
  • You can use images as well, but you need to log in and upload the file first. Add an image with [[Image:imagename.png|left or right or none|frame or thumb (if you want a frame or thumbnail - if not, leave this out)|Description]]. Examples:
    • [[Image:Wiki.png|left|frame|This is the [[Creatures Wiki]] logo!]]
    • [[Image:Testimage.png|right|This text only shows up when you hover over the image]]
  • To put a page into a category, write this anywhere in it: [[Category:Whatever]]
    • If you do this to a page with a title like Category:Something, it makes that page a subcategory of the category you wrote.
    • To link to a category page, use [[:Category:Whatever|whatever category]].
  • If you make a change and don't like it, click the history tab and click the date of the previous version, then hit edit and save that version.
  • To use any template, put {{nameoftemplate}} on the page. The position of the template will change depending on where you put the code for it.
  • If you need to sign your name, use ~~~, or ~~~~ to include the date too. You shouldn't normally do this unless talking to someone on a talk page or making a personal note outside the normal flow of the article - wherever you can't avoid saying "I" ;-)
  • Please remember to click Preview before saving. Check all your links!

If you need to talk to someone, put a question on the user talk pages of one of the Administrators.