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Ubuntu-AU Wiki HowTo

So you have an idea and want to put some information up on the wiki but don't even know where to start? Then this page is for you. This page aims to be a guide for how to create and/or edit wiki pages on the AustralianTeam so that all users are able to contribute and share no matter what level of knowledge of how to edit wiki the user has while maintaining some sense of order within the wiki.

If you have any questions/comments/queries relating to this how to please feel free to contact the team via IRC or on our Mailing List so that we can help you out.

What you need

Any user is able to edit any wiki page with the only exception being that you have to have a launchpad login. If you do not already have a launchpad account then you can go here to create a new account. You will need to log into the wiki using these credentials.

Creating the Wiki Page

The first thing you will need to do if you are looking to create a whole new page is to create it (if you're just wanting to edit an existing page proceed to the next step).

To create a new page you will need to:

How to edit a wiki page

Now that you have created your very own fresh wiki page you will need to edit it to add your content to the page.

To do this you need to:

Advanced Editing

If you are comfortable with the basic wiki layout or simply want something a little different the best place to start looking is the http://moinmo.in/HelpOnMoinWikiSyntax (Moin Moin is the version of wiki that the Ubuntu-AU team uses in conjuction with http://wiki.ubuntu.com) for pointers on some more advanced options.

The most commonly used "extras" are:

Formatting Text

There are many different options to format your text to make it stand out. If you look at the Moin Moin help page you will see a whole list. It involved putting text inside parameters to apply different formats. For example two ' wrapped around texh will make the text italics like this - italics, three ' will make it bold like this bold and five ' will make it bold and italics like this bold italics.

Other options are listed on the Moin Moin help page but just remember how the final page looks, you don't want to overdo it.

Another common thing to use in wiki pages is links to other webpages which is covered in the Moin Moin Hyperlinks section.

It refers to both Internal and External links. Internal links are links to other wiki pages that are in the same wiki tree that the page you are editing is in. External links refer to links that are outside the wiki you are editing.

Tables

Tables are prone to problems due to being strict on whitespace and formatting. For more details on tables see the Moin Moin Tables help section.

AustralianTeam/Projects/WikiHowTo (last edited 2011-01-04 23:58:34 by jarednorris)