Adding a new page or article to the wiki is very straightforward using either the New Page menu option or wikitext. You must be a member of LGLibtech wiki to add or edit information. If you have more detailed questions or need additional help in getting started, please contact the wikimaster.

New Page menu option

  • Click on New Page link in left-hand column.
  • Type in a short page name. Add tags (optional). Click on Create button.
  • This will bring you to a blank screen. Type or copy/paste (you will need to use Ctrl+V to paste into wiki) your text into the screen. Use the default Visual Editor to format your text, add links, create tables, or insert widgets. If you prefer, you may toggle to the Text Editor to use wikitext to format your article. Some wikitext examples are shown below. Click on the Save button on the editor toolbar when you are finished.
  • Go to the LGLibtech homepage. Click on the Edit button.
  • Position cursor where you would like for article title to appear. Type in a descriptive name for your page.
  • Highlight the text and click on the Insert Link button on the Visual Editor toolbar.
  • Select your short page name from the dropdown list and click on Add Link.
  • Click on the Save button on the Visual Editor toolbar.

Wikitext option

  • Go to LGLibtech homepage. Click on the Edit button.
  • Type your article name in square brackets; e.g., [[Ebooks and Libraries]]
  • Click on the Save button on the Visual Editor toolbar.
  • Your article name will now appear in burgundy text. Click on the article name.
  • This will bring you to a blank screen. Type or copy/paste (you will need to use Ctrl+V to paste into wiki) your text into the screen. Use the default Visual Editor to format your text, add links, create tables, or insert widgets. If you prefer, you may toggle to the Text Editor to use wikitext to format your article. Some wikitext examples are shown below. Click on the Save button on the editor toolbar when you are finished.

WikiText

Wikitext is the markup language for wikis. Here you can find out the text markup rules that Wikispaces uses. Remember that you can skip wikitext entirely by using the visual editor. However, if the visual editor is not available (as in certain browsers like Safari), knowing some wikitext could be useful. You might also use wikitext if you would like to format discussion posts or if you would like to add advanced features to your Wikispace, such as anchors or includes.

Common Formatting

Heading 1

heading 1

Heading 2

heading 2

Heading 3

heading 3

Bulleted List
  • list
Numbered List
  1. numbered
Bold
bold
Italics
italics
Underline
underline
Monospaced Font
curly braces
Escaping
` `escaping` ` (surround in double backtick characters).
Indenting
  • indent
Horizontal Line

Right-to-Left text
rtl ... rtl (the rtl tags must be on their own lines)

Adding links in Wikitext

Page Link
label or just pagename
Page Link in Another Wiki
label or just space/pagename
URL
http://some.url
Email
help@wikispaces.org
Labeled URL
label
Anchor

Link to an Anchor
DisplayText For more on this, read our section on **anchors above**.

Examples of links using Wikitext

foo will display the text "foo" on the page and this will be a link to the page in this wiki also called "foo".
bar will display the text "bar" on the page which will be a link to the page in this wiki called "foo".
hep/the will display the text "hep:the" on the page which will be a link to the page called "the" in the "hep" wiki .
bar will display the text "bar" on the page which will be a link to the page called "the" in the "hep" wiki.