Help:Editing

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Text & Paragraph Formatting

Text Format & Color

To make text on the Wiki appear italic, bold, or both bold and italic, one must place a certain number of apostrophes at the beginning and end of the text to be formatted.

  • 2 apostrophes at each end makes text appear italic. (''italic'')
  • 3 apostrophes at each end makes text appear bold. ('''bold''')
  • 5 apostrophes at each end makes text appear both bold and italic. ('''''both''''')

To make text appear crossed-out: mark it at either end with <s> and </s>

To make text appear underlined: mark it at either end with <u> and </u>

Paragraphs are separated by a blank line (press Enter/Return twice).

Color

  • For color text, use {{colour | colour code of the text here | colour code of the background here | text to appear here}}. As an example, for white text on green background use: {{colour| white| green| for white text on green background use:}}.
  • For colored text with normal background, leave the background color blank. For example, if you want red text use: {{color| red| | if you want red text use:}}
  • The color names can also be substituted with the html color code. See template:color for more information.

Fonts and size

Using the HTML <font> tag to change formatting is no longer supported, use inline styles and <span>.

Making Lists

An asterisk (*) at the start of a new line will cause that line to begin with a bullet point.

  • Like this. (= * Like this.)

A pound/hash symbol (#) at the start of a line will cause the text to appear on a numbered list.

  1. Like this. (= # Like this.)

Making Headers

Bordering text on the page with 2 or more = signs causes that text to appear in large bold header-type print. The more = signs on each side, the smaller the header will be (counterintuitive as that seems at first glance).

Still More Tricks Of the Wiki

To make text link to another page, all one must do is type the link's destination and the link's text seperated by a space inside brackets. For example:

[http://wiki.godvillegame.com/Special:Random this]

will look like this and will take one to a random page on the GodWiki if clicked.

If the link is to another page in the GodWiki, then the following also results in a clickable, usable link:

[[DestinationPageTitle|Text of link]]

Some examples of links to other Wiki pages here: A Quick Guide of GodWiki Editing and a more in-depth related page.

NOTE: Destination page's title is case-sensitive after the first letter. ("GodWiki" and "godWiki" are equivalent, but not the same as "godwiki" / "Godwiki".)

Making text invisible / only visible when editing

Useful for comments to be seen by editors only. To exclude text from the page, but leave it visible in the "edit" tab, place it inside an HTML comment.

Comments start with <!-- and end with -->. Note that if the comment is on a line of its own, the software will count that as a blank line, which can affect formatting.

Collapsible Tables

First, read the wikipedia article on tables

This code will make a collapsed table:

{| class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed wikitable"  style="text-align:left;" width="750px"
|-
! colspan="6"| Words to Appear Before Expansion
|-
! scope="col" | Column 1 Title
! scope="col" | Column 2 Title
! scope="col" | Column 3 Title
! scope="col" | Column 4 Title
! scope="col" | Column 5 Title
! scope="col" | Column 6 Title
|-
||  A1 || B1 || C1 || D1 || E1 || F1
|-
||  A2 || B2 || C2 || D2 || E2 || F2
|}
which produces
Words to Appear Before Expansion
Column 1 Title Column 2 Title Column 3 Title Column 4 Title Column 5 Title Column 6 Title
A1 B1 C1 D1 E1 F1
A2 B2 C2 D2 E2 F2
Options
  • To make the table initially expanded replace the word "collapsed" with "expand"
  • To change the number of columns, add columns like a normal table, but change the "6" to the total number of columns so that the "Words to Appear Before Expansion" spread across the whole table.
  • To change the width, change the 750px to the number of your choice.