This Wiki runs on the ScrewTurn Wiki platform.
Create a page
The best way to create a new page is to create a link to a nonexistent page first (see "Links" below). When you save the page you're working on and then click on that red link, you'll be prompted to create the page. IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not put square brackets in the name or title of a page.
Edit a page
To edit a page, click on the button that says "Edit this page" at the top right.
- Adding text: Just type it in.
For an overview of commands in ScrewTurn Wiki Markup, See: Screwturn Wiki Markup Help Reference
We have a few templates in the system to help you with creating new pages.
- Underneath the "Page Title" section of a new page you will see "Content Templates..."
- Click on Content Templates and select the type of template you want to use from the dropdown.
- There are 2 main templates you should be concerned with.
- "Maintenance, Service Instructions, and Manuals", This will create the standard grouping of the maintenance index page for you.
- "Standard Page Start w Navigate Up and References", This will give you the standard detail page layout including the navigate up keyword and the references section.
Go ahead and try it, and thanks for joining us on WikiAuto!
There's a link button on the editing bar. (Looks like the earth with a chain next to it). Position the cursor where you want your linked text to be. Click on the link button. Put the URL in the "Link URL" blank, and the text you want to appear on the page in the "Link Title" blank.
Or, you can just enclose the text to be linked in brackets. If the words enclosed are the name of a page, it will link automatically. Like this: suppose I want to link to a page called "groundhog". I just type [groundhog].
If there's already a page called "groundhog", the link will show up green, and I'm done. If there is no such page, the link will show up red. If you click on a red link, you'll get a message that says there's no such page, and it will prompt you to create one.
If you want to link to a page but have the text show something different from the page name, use a pipe (|) like this:
[Actual name of page|Text I want to show]
This would link to a page called "Actual name of page", but on this page you would see the link reading "Text I want to show."
- External links: Just enclose URL in brackets. Again, it's best to use a pipe as above so the page doesn't show the URL itself.
There's a button at the top of the edit window for adding an image(just to the left of the little anchor). You can link to an image that is already available on the web somewhere, or you can upload an image; either way, these should be non-copyrighted images, or ones you own.
Where can you store images?
- You can upload them here.
- While editing a page, scroll down to the "Page Attachments Management" section.
- Click on the button that says "browse". Find the picture you want on your computer, click on it, then click "open".
- Click "upload", and you'll then see the name of the image appear under "name" on the left side under Page Attachments Management.
- You can click "edit" there to resize the picture.
- When you're ready to put it in the page, put the cursor in the edit box at the place you want the pic to appear.
- Then click the "image" button on the button bar at the top.
- Click the box by "browse page attachments". You will see a thumbnail of your pic in the box.
- Click on it, then click "ok", and the picture has been inserted into your page.
- NOTE! You can't have an apostrophe in the name of an image. In file names, it's a good idea to avoid any characters other than letters, numbers, and the underscore (_).
- If you own the image, you could save it in a Flickr account - you can display up to 200 images for free there.
What about if you need an image to illustrate something, and you don't own one or can't make one?
- You can search in Flickr for Creative Commons-licensed pics (use advanced search option and check the box down near the bottom that says "Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content". NOTE that lots of content in Flickr is copyrighted with all rights reserved! On the Flickr photo page for an image, in the lower right, there is a statement of copyright. You're looking for "some rights reserved", not "all rights reserved".
- You can also search in Wikimedia Commons, where everything is Creative Commons licensed.
- Flickr content, even if it's copyrighted, may be used by linking directly to it, rather than downloading the photo and putting it on our server. If you need to insert a copyrighted image from Flickr into the wiki, use this code converter to do it.
How can you make your own images?
- Take your own photo's of the work you are doing.
- It's pretty easy to draw simple diagrams in PowerPoint.
- You could use Paint or something of the sort.
- You can draw them with Google Docs.
If something isn't common knowledge (and that means that the first person you see when you walk into Burritoville would know it), then you need to provide an in-line citation and reference for it. For references, see how I've put some in other pages. I'm not picky about style, as long as all the information is in there -- authors, title, journal, date, pages, doi, URL if you can get to it on the web somewhere. If you're getting it from one of the library's databases, note that you found it in Medline or Proquest or whatever.
Put the references in a section at the bottom of the page, alphabetical by first author. Put an anchor by the reference - click on the little anchor button over the edit field to do this. Then put an anchor link after the statement you made that is based on information from the reference - again, click on the anchor button, and this time choose "anchor link".
- Credit: Don't worry; if you look in the "history" tab for any page, you can see who's made what edits, so you'll get the credit (or blame) for whatever you do.
- Preview: Please, please use the preview button. Make edits, then before you click "save item", click "Preview" to see what it's going to look like. When it looks right, don't forget to then go back up and click "save item."
- Comments: A box at the bottom of the edit window says "Comment for this change". You MUST put in a short statement about what you did in the edit. This makes it much easier for people to interpret the page history.
- Discussion: There's a discussion page for every regular page (click "Discussion" at top right). If you want to make a change to a page but aren't sure if you're doing the right thing, the discussion page is a good place to start. This is especially true if you're thinking about a major change.
If you need more detailed help, visit the ScrewTurn Wiki Help Pages