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Before editingEdit

Improve pagesEdit

Fitting into the communityEdit

See also: InuYasha Wiki:Equality and InuYasha Wiki:No personal attacks A wiki is set around the idea of contributing information and cooperating with the community, thus getting along with the community is an important thing.

The basicsEdit

See also: InuYasha Wiki:Writing policy and Page layouts If you find the following tutorial confusing or not understandable, then please visit Help:Editing, Help:Wiki markup, or possibly Wikia University on Community Central for video instructions. And please also notice that this page only lists essential scripts in order to edit on InuYasha Wiki. There are still other things that are not mentioned.

In a wiki, the script text we use is called "Wikitext", also as "Wiki markup". Wikitext is a common language for editing a wiki. You can either create a page or edit one. Here is the basic essentials to edit in a wiki.

To practice the things you have learned here, go to the Sandbox page.

Wikitext Result
'''Bold'''
Bold
''Italicize''
Italicize
'''''Bold & Italicize'''''
Bold & Italicize
The following script only work when used at the start of a line
==Level 2==
===Level 3===
====Level 4====
=====Level 5=====
======Level 6======
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
*text bullets
**sub text bullets
  • text bullets
    • sub text bullets
#numbered list
#numbered list
##sub numbered list
  1. numbered list
  2. numbered list
    1. sub numbered list
:Increased indent
::Increased indent
Increased indent
Increased indent second level
;Semicolon
(differs from Bold)
Semicolon

Description Wikitext Result
Interwiki links
[[InuYasha]]
InuYasha
External links
[http://inuyasha.answers.wikia.com/wiki/InuYasha_Answers InuYasha Answers Wiki]

(Add a space between url and displayed text)

InuYasha Answers Wiki
Redirects
#REDIRECT [[InuYasha]]
Redirect-icon InuYasha
Wikimedia projects
[[Wikipedia:InuYasha]
[[Wikipedia:InuYasha|InuYasha]]
(Wikipedia)
Wikipedia:InuYasha
InuYasha
[[Wiktionary:半妖]]
[[Wiktionary:半妖|Hanyō]]
(Wiktionary)
Wiktionary:半妖
Hanyō
Interlanguage links
[[ja:犬夜叉]]
(Inuyasha on Japanese InuYasha Wiki)
Languages: 日本語

Images, audio files, and videos
Inuyasha
Inuyasha
Inuyasha

Caption text

[[File:Inuyasha.png]]
(Full size)
[[File:Inuyasha.png|thumb]
(Thumbnail)
[[File:Inuyasha.png|thumb|Caption text]]
Alignment
Inuyasha
Inuyasha
Inuyasha
[[File:Inuyasha.png|thumb|left]]
(Alignment left with thumbnail)
[[File:Inuyasha.png|thumb|center]]
(Alignment center with thumbnail)
[[File:Inuyasha.png|thumb]]
(Alignment right with thumbnail)
For rules of file uploading, please see InuYasha Wiki:Image policy

(Taking Template:Fair use rationale for example)
Fair use rationale
Description

{{{Description}}}

Source

{{{Source}}}

Purpose

{{{Purpose}}}

Resolution

{{{Resolution}}}

[Source]
Fair use rationale
Description

Inuyasha the character

Source

InuYasha opening, Kimi ga Inai Mirai

Purpose

To illustrate the appearance

Resolution

High

Other information

© Rumiko Takahashi, Sunrise.

[Source]
{{Fair use rationale}}
(With no parameter)
{{Fair use rationale
| Description       = Inuyasha
| Source            = ''InuYasha'' opening, 
 [[Kimi ga Inai Mirai]]
| Purpose           = To illustrate the 
 appearance
| Resolution        = High
| Other Information = © Rumiko Takahashi, 
 Sunrise.
}}

(With parameters)

Notice: The parameters in a template varies. Please read the template document to learn how to use it.
For a full list of templates, please visit Category:Templates

General (Category module enabled)
Page view

Add category
Classic editor and Source editor

Categories
5
Add category...
Individuals
Manual
Wikitext Result
[[Category:Individuals]]
[[Category:Yōkai]]
For a list of available categories, please visit Page layouts or Special:Categories

References
General references
<ref>Reference</ref>
[1]
Grouped references
<ref name="groupname">Grouped references</ref> and<ref name="groupname" />
[2] and[2]
Displaying references
==References==
{{Reflist}}
References
  1. Reference
  2. 2.0 2.1 Grouped references
Notes
General notes
<ref group="Note">Note</ref>
[Note 1]
Grouped notes
<ref group="Note" name="groupname">Grouped notes</ref> and<ref group="Note" name="groupname" />
[Note 2] and[Note 2]
Displaying notes
==Notes==
{{Notelist}}
Notes
  1. Note
  2. 2.0 2.1 Grouped notes
For rules of referencing, please see InuYasha Wiki:Reference and source policy

(Taking User:Wikia for example)
Description Wikitext Result
General signature
~~~~
Wikia (Talk) 03:43, Sep 23, 2017 (UTC)
Without timestamp
(not recommended)
~~~
Wikia (Talk)
Timestamp only
(special purposes only)
~~~~~
03:43, Sep 23, 2017 (UTC)
For rules of customizing signature, please see InuYasha Wiki:Signature policy

Description Wikitext Result
Horizontal line
----

Code / preformatted box
 Lorem ipsum

(Add a space at the start of the line)

Lorem ipsum

Detailed descriptionEdit

Text formationEdit

Here are several ways to format your text:

  • To Bold text, put 3 quotes around the text '''Text here'''
  • To Italicize text, put 2 quotes around the text ''Text here''
  • To create text bullets, place an asterisk in front of the text at the start of the line. You can add multiple asterisks which will result in bulleted sub-levels.
    • Like so.
  • For numbered lists, put a # in front of the text.
  • Use a colon (:) at the beginning for indenting text, and multiple colons will add more spaces, for example:
First level
Second level
  • The semicolon (;) is used in the "Relationships" section of the character pages. For example:
;[[Inuyasha]]
Lorem ipsum
will bring

Inuyasha

Lorem ipsum

. It works exactly the same as
'''[[Inuyasha]]'''

Lorem ipsum
but makes the page neater, as it doesn't require the bold script and typing two line feeds to break the sentence.

LinksEdit

To create a link to a page in the InuYasha wiki database (an internal link), place double square braces around the keyword:

[[text here]]

If the link is red, then that means the page for it has not yet been created. If it is blue that means a page exists.

And to create a link that is outside of the wiki, just add a single brace on each side of the site's url.

[URL here]

FilesEdit

Another thing you will learn is how to add files to wiki page. But before you can insert an image into a wiki page you must upload it to the wiki. On the "On the Wiki" section of the navigation bar of the wiki there are links that say "Photos" (for images and audio files) and "Videos". When you upload a file to the wiki you must license the file. To see what copyright you should attach to the file, see InuYasha Wiki:Image policy.

After uploading a file (including images, audio files, and video files), put

[[File:filename.extension|thumb|Descriptive text here]]

The "thumb" part means the file is a thumbnail and it will automatically align to the right when you insert it. To have the image align to the left, just add "|left".

TemplatesEdit

If you want to put a "stub" tag on an article that is too short simply put two brackets on name of the template (case sensitive excluded the first letter)

{{stub}}

If you want to put a template onto the article page, put brackets around the template's name and put it in the edit box (usually at the end of a page). Here is an example of what to type for a specific template. In this case, Template:Fair use:

{{Fair use}}

The template also has a second parameter, for instance:

{{Fair use|tv-screenshot}}

Please note that parameters are case sensitive, make sure it matches the template documentation in the template page.

CategorizationEdit

Another important step is adding a category to your article. When you add a category it makes it easier to find the articles. By default, you're able to add categories to article by clicking on the "Add category" at the bottom of the page. And in Classic Editor as well as Source Editor, it is located on the right side. Adding a category with the tool is the same as you type into the page:

[[Category:category name]]    

check out what categories already exist and use them - try and put your article in a relevant and highly populated (and hence highly connected) category, and more people are likely to stumble across it.

Furthermore, to add your article to a category but order it differently (e.g. to file your article on "Joe Bloggs" as "Bloggs, Joe" - which would be handy, for the People category in particular) then use this formatting:

[[Category:category name here|Bloggs, Joe]]

ReferencingEdit

Referencing is also an important technique when it comes to proving canonical content. Although the easiest way is to make use of the edit tools (Source editor and Help:Classic editor in source mode only), as showing here:

Button_reflink_alternate.png Ref_name_button.png Chapter reference button Episode reference button Movie reference button

The common script looks like this:

<ref></ref>
References

Any text for citation is placed within the tag, such as

Reference

In addition, if the source needs to be reference more than twice, then simply add name="groupname" after "<ref ":

<ref name="groupname">Reference</ref>

For displaying, simply add {{Reflist}} on the bottom of the page. Be sure to add ==References== before the template.

Notes

If the information is not about a source, but something essential to let readers know. Please add group="Note" after "<ref ":

<ref group="Note">Note</ref>

For displaying, simply add {{Notelist}} on the bottom of the page. Be sure to add ==Notes== before the template.

SigningEdit

To sign your username to a discussion page, click the button on the editing bar with the swirly text (second to last). Or you can type four tildes:

~~~~

MiscellaneousEdit

To add a horizontal line (use sparingly) to page, type four dashes:

----

For prefromatted boxes, start each line with a space.

 

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