Welcome to our wiki, version 1.14! One thing you'll notice right away: you can't edit a page unless you have an account and are signed in. This will help with spam - it will eliminate it - and will keep me sane, always a good thing. If you want to edit and don't have an account, contact me, Peggy Brennan, at email@example.com. I'll get you set up.
There are all kinds of tutorials for wiki editing, and since we use the same software as wikipedia (mediawiki), you could look at wikipedia's thoroughly-written tutorial page, Wikipedia: How To Edit a Page. But if you want the basics, here you go:
- Sign in.
- To add something to a page, click on the edit tab, add your content, and then click on 'Save Page' at the bottom.
- To make text bold or italicized, highlight the text and click on the B or I above.
- If you'd like to develop a new internal page, find where you'd like to link the page from (like rain barrels linking to the water page), type in your text, highlight it, click the AB tab above, save the page. You'll find a red link. Click on the link and develop your page. Save.
- To link externally, copy and paste your external link, add a space, and then add the text describing what the link is linking to. Not a particularly clear explanation, I know. Here's an example. To link to wikipedia's article on the swine flu outbreak, open a new window and find the article. Copy the URL and paste in on your page, followed by a space, followed by text, like this: swine flu outbreak.
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Please note that not everyone learns editing by reading and following directions. I don't. That's why I take Mac lessons every week at the Apple Store. If you are like me and learn by doing, contact me, Peggy Brennan (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I'll work with you. And I might bring muffins.
And don't worry - there is nothing you can do to bring down this site (at least I don't think so). I check new contributions every morning, and will fix something if the editing wasn't exactly correct. But the important thing is for you to feel comfortable adding content. And I thank you.