There are two ways to add content to the wiki:
- Modifying a page that already exists
- Adding a new page
Modifying a page
To modify a page, simply click the edit tab near the top of the page. The page will change into a special edit mode, where you can modify the contents of the page.
This Wiki uses the same Wiki system as the famous Encyclopedia Wikipedia. Wikipedia uses a special formatting language, which is at the same time simple but yet provides a great wealth of formatting options. Please see wiki formatting codes for more information.
The toolbar above the edit window gives you access to the most frequently used editing commands.
Adding a new page
There are several ways to start a new page.
From the search page
Probably the easiest way to create a page is by using the Search box. Just type the name of the page to create, hit Go, and you'll either Go to that page if it exists, or to a message with an option to create it. (Note that this technique doesn't work if you use the 'search' button).
MediaWiki makes it very easy to link wiki pages using a standard syntax (see Links). If you (or anyone else) creates a link to an article that doesn't exist yet, the link will be colored red, like this.
Clicking a red link, will take you to the edit page for the new article. Simply type your text, click save and the new page will be created.
Once the page has been created, the link will change from red to blue (purple for pages you've visited) indicating that the article now exists.
Using the URL
You can use the wiki's URL for creating a new page. The URL to an article of the wiki is usually something like this:
If you replace
ARTICLE with the name of the page you wish to create, you will be taken to a blank page which indicates that no article of that name exists yet. Clicking the "edit" page tab at the top of the page will take you to the edit page for that article, where you can create the new page by typing your text, and clicking submit.
Create redirects to your new page
Don't forget to setup redirects when you create a page. If you think another person may search for the page you've created by using a different name or spelling, please create the proper redirect(s).
To create a redirect, the first line of the page should read #REDIRECT [[Destination]] where Destination is the page to which people should be redirected. This must appear as the very first line of the page.
You can try out your formatting and editing skills at the ptWiki's Sandbox, a page specifically for testing and experimenting.