two seconds, no e-mail address required). From here on out, make sure you
are logged in when you make your edits!
Search for an entry,
such as "traditional Catholicism"
After the page
loads, click on the Edit This Page tab. OR, if the entry has subsections,
click on the "Edit" link to above and to the right of the subsection you
want to edit.
The edit panel
for the page will load. Edit the text as desired, then scroll down to the
bottom and click the Save Page Button It is considered good manners to indicate
briefly what sort of change you make in the "Edit Summary" area -- i.e.,
"grammar" or "added text" or what not.
To revert a page
(that is, to restore a page to a former version):
Click on the "History
tab." This will take you to a list of all prior versions of the page, which
you can still read and revert to. (Clicking on the word "last" will show
you a comparison between the entry of the relevant date and the version that
just preceded it).
Locate the version
you like in that entry's list of edits
Go to the preferred
version by clicking on the date for that version
When the page loads,
click the Edit Tab
Click the Save
button at the bottom
Whatever you do,
don't get into "revert wars." Don't revert a page more than three times;
doing so can get you banned. Wikipedia's goal is consensus.
TO DO BASIC
TEXT FORMATTING: use 1, 2, or 3 single quote marks
TO INDENT TEXT:
use colon marks to indent
: indented text
:: more indented text here
::: even more indented text here, etc.
If you are indenting more than one paragraph, the indent mark(s) must go
before each paragraph (not before each line).
TO MAKE LINKS:
Put brackets around text you want to use as a link
[[Links to Wiki
[[Name of Wiki Entry|text to click on]]
[http://www/externallink.com Text to Click On]
TO MAKE SECTIONS
AND SUBSECTIONS: Use equal signs
== New section
=== Subsection ===
==== Sub-subsection ====
===== Sub-sub-subsection =====
TO MAKE BULLETED
LISTS: use asterisks
** nested list
*** even more nested list
TO MAKE NUMBERED
LISTS: use pound signs. Nest lists by using more than one pound sign before
the items to be listed
# Text goes here.
This would be item 1.
# Text goes here. This would be item 2.
SIGN TALK PAGE: use four tildes
TO MAKE NEW
Create a link to
it (as demonstrated above) on some other (related) page.
Save that page.
Click on the link
you just made. The new page will open for editing.
Type the URL of
the page you intend to make into your browser:
YOU NEED TO KNOW:
To check another's
edits, go to his user page and click "User contributions" in the toolbox
section in the left panel of the page. Another way to check on others'
contributions is to use this link, replacing the text "USERNAME" with the
name of the user you are wanting to check on:
Once again, do
not revert a page more than three times. This is not only frowned upon, it
can get you banned.
Do not use rude
language on the Talk Pages or do anything that can be characterized as attacking,
ad homimen, etc.
Don't try any funny
stuff with multiple accounts and such. Moderators can determine your IP address.
Once you make a
good change, baby it. Watch the entry!
It is against
Wikipedia's rules to discuss Wiki editing off the Wikipedia website in any
manner which constitutes "forming a posse for consensus" and such (this is
considered "astroturfing"). Don't discuss Wiki edits at the
Do NOT add
links to this site without discussing it first on the relevant Talk Pages
and getting consensus from editors!.