How To Edit

From This Might Be A Wiki

Editing a page

Click either:

  • Existing page: click the Edit link at the top
  • Non-existing page: Follow the link to the non-existing page. It will take you straight to an edit page.

If you are adding a new page, we have album, song, and show Templates that you can use, so that you don't have to reinvent the wheel. You can also use the Sandbox to test out any changes that you want to make, if you are new to wikis.

After you complete your changes to the page, you can either preview or save the changes. Select "This is a minor edit" if it is something minor, like fixing a typographical error. When ready to save your changes, enter a summary, and press the Save Page button. Note: Unless you are adding a new page, or correcting a simple typo, be sure to enter a description of the edit in the Summary field. These show up in the change logs (including Recent Changes), making it easier for all users to see what's changed. This is very important now that this site is syndicated via RSS.

Linking to a wiki page

While editing a wiki page, put double square brackets around the text you wish to become a link. Example:

[[Particle Man]]

will create a new link that will function like this:

Particle Man

If you want to display a different phrase than the page name, you can use a pipe: |. The text before the pipe is the page name. The text after the pipe is the label for that particular link. For example:

[[Particle Man|This song rocks]]

will display like this, and link to Particle Man:

This song rocks

If a linked page does not exist, the link will be colored red.

Creating a new link to another website

While editing a wiki page, put square brackets around the URL and the description text you wish to become a link. Example:

[http://www.tmbg.com They Might Be Giants]

will create a new link that will function like this:

They Might Be Giants

An alternative option would just be to write out the URL, creating an instant hyperlink.

http://www.tmbg.com

becomes:

http://www.tmbg.com

Placing images

To show an external image on the wiki, just type its URL. For instance, typing:

http://s0.merchdirect.com/images/4347/v600_29089.jpg

will show the image:

v600_29089.jpg

To display an image that's been uploaded to the wiki, type the following:

[[File:Type_filename_here.jpg]]

To make it display as a right-aligned thumbnail (as seen on song pages like Ana Ng), type this:

[[File:Type_filename_here.jpg|thumb|Type description of image here]]

Other options include |300px| (replacing 300 with what size you want the thumbnail to be), |left| (to align the image to the left), or |center| (to center the image).

Interwiki links

When linking to an external wiki, you don't need to enter it as an external link. Instead, you can enter two brackets and the name of the wiki. Then, enter the page name at the other wiki, and close the brackets. The link to the external wiki will automatically be created.

Currently, we support the following interwiki links:

  • HRWiki
  • Wikipedia
  • Google (which is of course, not technically a wiki)
  • Internet Movie Database

Here is an example: [[HRWiki:Main Page|Main Page at hrwiki.org]] results in Main Page at hrwiki.org.

For Wikipedia, please use the {{Wp}} template: {{wp|They Might Be Giants}} results in They Might Be Giants and {{wp|They Might Be Giants|TMBG rocks}} results in TMBG rocks.

IMDB links to titles using the title code; for instance, [[imdb:0067848|A Film]] will link to "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067848" and appear as A Film.

Redirecting

If you ever need to change a page so that it redirects to another page, edit the page you want to redirect from, and use this command:

#REDIRECT [[targetpagename]]

Note - The command must start at the first character of the first line of the page.

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