General Wiki Usage

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"A wiki is software that allows users to create, edit, and link web pages easily. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites."[1]

Wikis are incredibly useful, robust and scalable tools and technology with the purpose of gathering a population, group or team's thoughts into one central repository covering various related topics. Topics are related by taking advantage of the link structure of the web to quickly and simply link documents together.

Linking Wikis

To link one wiki to another, use the following format:

[[wikiname article]]

For example, the code:
[[wikipedia: Mobile TV]]
would link to the Wikipedia article on wikipedia: Mobile TV.
For more detailed information, please see the page on InterWiki Linking.

Linking Articles in the same Wiki

To link to articles located within the same Wiki (that is, on the same server and with the same domain/subdomain), simply use the following format:
[[article]]

For example:
[[BC$]]
would link to the article on BC$.

For more information on creating links, see: Linking

(Alternatively, you can always learn by clicking "edit" in the Navigation Pane to view the source.)

Providing MetaData for Searching

MediaWiki provides a useful mechanism for helping users locate information within your Wiki. The MetaData markup permits editors and authors to post further information about a topic, and should be included at the bottom of each page, as follows:

[[Meta:Category:article]]

The Category refers to the topic's specific area of interest or knowledge domain and classifies it simply, using just a few words or less. Before attempting to use the Meta tag, it may be useful to first learn more about Categories.



Table of Contents

Table of Contents (TOC) are automatically added to any article with 4 or more headers. To change the position or layout of the TOC, use the following where you want it to show up:

 __TOC__


References

  1. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: wiki


External Links


See Also

Wiki | Semantic Media Wiki