How To Edit Pages - Quickstart

Some quick notes for editing wikis:

Wiki Syntax is a good reference if you want, but this page should have all you need.

Text Formatting

  • Bold text: **bold text**
  • Italics: //italic text//
  • Underline: _underlined text_
  • Headings: You can add up to six + symbols in front of a line of text, with more symbols making it a smaller heading (they correspond to the HTML H1, H2, etc., tags). You must have a space between the + and the text.
  • Adding any number of > symbols in front of a line indents the entire paragraph into its own block, which looks really nice if you want something to stand out.
  • The new CSS automatically indents paragraphs, so you don't need to leave a line in between each paragraph - just hit Return and it'll recognize the new line as a new paragraph. If you want to have a line that's NOT indented, use this tag: _ (that's an underscore with a space in front of it). Important: You cannot put any spaces after the underscore or it won't work! If you want to force a paragraph to indent (say, if you want several lines of space, then text), use the line break noted above, then: [[div class = "indent"]]. The text goes on the NEXT line; at the end of the first paragraph only, you must have a [[/div]] tag. Unfortunately, I can't add the code in here, but look at the last paragraph on this page to see how it works.


  • If you want to make a bulleted list, you can put a * in front of a line of text. To add a level of indentation, add a space before the *.
  • If you want to do a numbered list, just substitute the # instead. You can have a bulleted or numbered lists sublist of the other (for example, start off with a bullet list, then add a numbered sublist, then go back to bullets - there's no limit to the number of sublists you can do, but it's best not to go more than 3 levels deep).


Tables are easy. A cell is just || Cell contents ||; a header is ||~ Cell contents ||. If you want to align the text right or center, use the following: ||> Cell contents || or ||= Cell contents ||. For a colspan (a cell that covers two or more cells across), just add one more pair of bars at the beginning only for each cell you want to covers. For example, colspan 3 is |||||| Cell contents ||. Wikidot does not, unfortunately, support rowspan.


To link to a different page on this site, do [[[name of page]]]. To give alternate text besides the actual page name, you can do [[[name of page | text to show]]]. For external URLs, there are two ways. Do [ text-to-show] and the page will open in the current window, or put a * before the URL and it will open in a new window.

If you know any HTML, anchors are important. Basically, it's a link to the same page but at a different spot. To place an anchor, add [[# anchor-name]] anywhere, and to 'link' to that anchor, do [#anchor-name text-to-show].


Images can get complicated, so I suggest you check out that wiki reference at the image section.

If you have any other questions, once again just go the site linked to up above. I hope you guys can fill this thing up.

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