Help:Basic Markup

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This page covers the basic markup for formatting text, links and pictures on the wiki.

Headlines

Any text can be made into a headline by placing two equals signs on both sides of the text. The word "Headlines" above this is an example of a headline.

Example:

==My Headline==

A sub-headline can be made using three equals signs on both sides of the text, and a sub-sub headline can be made using four.

Bold

Text can be bolded by placing three single quotes around the text.

Example:

'''This text''' is bold.

Produces:
This text is bold.

Lists

A bullet list can be created by placing an asterisk before each item in the list.

Example:

 * Fun House
 * Magic Carpet
 * Speedway
 

Produces:

  • Fun House
  • Magic Carpet
  • Speedway


Lists can also be numbered by using the number sign (#) instead of an asterisk.

In a box

Pre-formatted text can be placed in a box by indenting each line of the text by one space.

Example:

This line has been indented by one space.
This line has too.

Some things (like headlines) don't work inside these boxes.


Links

To another page on the wiki

Links to other pages on the wiki are created by placing two sets of square brackets around the name of the page you're linking to. This is case sensitive (except for the first letter).

Example:

[[Cannibal]] really is longer than [[Roller Coaster]] or [[Colossus]].

Produces:
Cannibal really is longer than Roller Coaster or Colossus.


To an outside page

To link to an outside page you can just enter the URL of the page.

Example:

http://www.lagoonisfun.com

Produces:
http://www.lagoonisfun.com

With alternate text

If you want to use specific text for the link, place a space after the URL, then add the text you want and surround the whole thing with one set of square brackets

Example:

[http://www.lagoonisfun.com Lagoon is Fun]

Produces:
Lagoon is Fun

Pictures

Basic Pictures

You can display any picture uploaded to the LiF Wiki or Wikimedia Commons using the picture's filename.

Example 1: (This picture has been uploaded to the LiF Wiki.

[[File:White_roller_coaster.JPG]]

Produces:
White roller coaster.JPG


Example 2: (This picture has been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.

[[File:Roller_Coaster_Icon.svg]]

Produces:
Roller Coaster Icon.svg


Resizing

Many images are too big to display well on a wiki page and should be resized for display. You can specify how many pixels wide to make an image.

Example: (This picture is huge, but will be resized to 600 Pixels wide)

[[File:The Organ at Arches National Park Utah Corrected.jpg|600px]]

Produces:
The Organ at Arches National Park Utah Corrected.jpg


Signature

You can leave a signature by typing four tildes. This is only used in the discussion pages to sign your posts.

Example:

~~~~

Produces:
Jetstar2 (talk) 20:38, 31 March 2015 (MDT)

(Your username will be different)



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