There are two ways to edit pages, the default Visual Editor, which is more intuitive, and the more comprehensive Syntax Editor.
( You can switch editors with the 'Switch Editor' button at the top right of the page )
The Visual Editor is a 'WYSIWYG' ( What You See Is What You Get ) editor - that's to say you can immediately see the results of your edits as you make them. When you've finished editing, press the 'Save' button at the bottom of the page.
The function buttons are fairly standard and self explanatory.
NOTE: The Visual Editor is still under development, and should currently be seen as a 'helper'. If you get stuck, or there is an error, press the 'Switch Editor' button to revert to the Syntax Editor to do corrections.
The Syntax Editor is less straightforward to use, but has more powerful options. Here is a guide to the special syntax. You can Save and Preview the pages using the buttons below left.
The site supports bold and italic texts. Of course you can combine these.
Paragraph breaks are created from blank lines.
You can use up to five different levels of headlines to structure your content. Use the 'H' button in the toolbar If you have more than three headlines, a table of contents is generated automatically.
Links are inserted using the relevant buttons. External (i.e. links to other websites) look like this
Internal links (i.e. to other pages in Wikenigma)
Highlight the text and hit the 'Quote' button.
The result looks like this
The 'Our Emphasis' button is for special cases where text within quotes needs to be emphasised (if it wasn't in the original). Example :
Emphasised quotes look like this
You can add footnotes 1) with the 'Footnote' button - they appear at the base of the page.
Note : At present, only authorised editors can upload images
If you have the relevant permissions, use the 'Add media' button in the toolbar. This will allow you to choose a file from your own filing system, then upload it. After it's uploaded, click on it's name (or the image) in the list and it will be inserted into the page (here you can choose sizes, link options etc ).
Note that there's a limit on the size of files you can upload - if in doubt use a photo-editing app. to re-size your image to a reasonable size before uploading.
Please respect copyright restrictions of any images you upload.
You can rate the contents of a page using the yellow 'Star' button in the toolbar.
You can also use the HTML subscript and superscript tags.
This is a very basic overview of the available syntax - if you want to read the full syntax manual, go here
Ideas for new topics, and suggested additions / corrections for old ones, are always welcome.
If you have skills or interests in a particular field, and have suggestions for Wikenigma, get in touch !
Or, if you'd like to become a regular contributor . . . request a login password. Registered users can edit the entire content of the site, and also create new pages.
( The 'Notes for contributors' section in the main menu has further information and guidelines etc.)
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