While working with wiki software is fairly simple, a few tricks will get you started. We've also created a few templates that can be copied and pasted into standard pages -- by filling in key information, you are well on your way to creating an author or book listing.
These templates were created to help get you started. The templates are just guidelines -- include as much information as you can to help us build the wiki. To copy and paste a template, click on the edit link at the top of the page to open it. Copy and paste the code in the edit box into the page you are trying to create.
- Book Template - Use this template to create an entry for a book.
- Author Template - The author template creates basic information about an author. You will likely want to expand beyond the template categories.
Basic Editing Tips
Creating A Page
- Start from the RomanceWiki home page and pick a category such as Books or Authors or any other category that seems appropriate.
- For large topic areas such as Books, you may need to drill down to the correct section (such as a letter of the alphabet.
- Click on the edit link and insert your page name in the list. For most new pages, the coding will be similar to the code in the box below.
- The asterisk creates a new list item. The brackets create an internal link to your new page.
* [[Book Title]]
- Click on the "Save page" button below the editing box.
- You will return to your starting point. Click on the new page you just created and begin editing.
- See the Help:Style Manual for more information about how to format your page.
Clicking on the buttons above the editing box creates most of the code you'll see in the template. Commonly used buttons are:
- The Ab button -- highlighted text will be made into a link to another page in the wiki (or creates a new page link if it doesn't already exist) --
- The "globe" link, which creates an external link.
- The large "A" creates a new section header. Adding additional equal signs ("=") to the section header creates subsections (like the Creating a Page and Formatting sections in this article).