Markup guide

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Using the plain text editor

Wikireadia has a plain text editor which you can use to enter your text without needing to use markup codes.  Activate the plain text editor when you go to write your article using the link shown here...

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Using Wikireadia markup

You may still need to use the wiki markup language to correct errors or make additions to your work.  A brief guide to using the language is included below.  

Wikireadia markup

Formatting Command: You write: You get:
Paragraphs:

Blank lines will create new paragraphs.

1st paragraph

2nd paragraph

1st paragraph


2nd paragraph

Line breaks:

Use <br/> for a single line break

1st sentence <br/>

2nd sentence

1st sentence

2nd sentence

Headings

Use Level 2 headlineon the toolbar.

-OR-

Two equal signs at the beginning of a line and also at the end.

This automatically includes a line break and an “edit” button.

If you add three or more headings, a contents box will appear automatically at the top of the wiki entry.

==Example==

Example

Bold Text:

Use bold buttonon the toolbar

-OR-

Put three single quotation marks either side of the word.

'''Bold''' Bold
Italic Text:

Use italicise button on the toolbar

-OR-

Put two single quotation marks either side of the word.

''Italics'' Italics
Small text for captions

Put <small> and </small> either side of the word.

You can use <small>small text</small> for captions. You can use small text for captions.
Internal links

Create a link to another page in Wikireadia.

OR

Create a link to another page in the wiki and display different text.

Use the internal link button button or type [[2008 National Year of Reading]]

OR [[2008 National Year of Reading|Get involved in the National Year of Reading]]

2008 National Year of Reading

OR Get involved in the National Year of Reading

Create a page

If you create an internal link to a page that doesn’t exist, this creates a new page.

[[This is a new page]] This is a new page
External links:

Creating an external link

Use the external link button button or type [http://www.example.org]

[http://www.example.org Displayed text]

</nowiki>http://www.example.org</wiki>

[1]

Displayed text

http://www.example.org

Bulleted points:

Use an asterisk followed by a space in front of the sentence.

* First bullet

* Second bullet
* Third bullet

  • First bullet
  • Second bullet
  • Third bullet
Using article templates: To create a tempate,1. create a page naming it - Template:templatename, 2. in the page where you'd like to use the template insert the name of temaplte {{templatename}} and save the page. You can edit the template as you would a normal page.
Adding an image: Firstly, upload your image using the upload file option under the toolbox area located at the bottom of the left-handside navigation. Once the image is saved, go back to the page where you want to insert it and add this code: [[Image:imagename.jpg|left|thumb|300px|Alt text and subtitle in here.]] and save the page.
Adding your article to a category: Add the code [[Category:Category title here]] and save the page. You can find the categories at the bottom of the Wikireadia homepage. Categories are case sensitive so be careful when copying the category names.

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