How to Edit and Create Pages on the NAPwiki

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Creating a New Page

1. Search for title of the new page that you would like to create in the search bar on the left side of the screen. The following message will pop up on the screen...

There is no page titled "Miscellaneous Ship". You can create this page

Click on the red create this page.

Editing a Page

To edit an existing page, click on the edit tab at the top of the page. Use the buttons at the top row to format or create internal and external links. If you prefer, you can memorize the simple code for different commands in order to change formating, or you can use the buttons to make things faster.

Linking a New Page to a Category

New pages should be linked to a category, such as Ships, Treatises, Documents, etc., so that they appear on that category's page and are easy to find. Create an internal link at the top of your page with the following text...

category: Ships

The word "Ships" can be replaced with Treatises, Documents, etc. in order to link to the correct page.

Note: An internal link has two brackets on either side of the link title. [[ ]] In this case, the bracket's would surround the entire phrase category: Ships. Look out an existing page in the editing format to get an idea of what this formatting should look like.

Deleting a Page

Deleting a page can only be done by administrators. If you have made a mistake on the page title, it cannot be changed. If you would like that page to be deleted, contact and administrator (emails are listed on the home page) and they will delete the page for you.

Changing the Title of a Page

It is not possible to change the title of a page. Simply create a new page with the proper title and ask an administrator to delete the old page.

Helpful Links

There are many ways to edit a wiki and add interesting features to your page. Just because the formatting button doesn't exist doesn't mean that you can't create color or add a gallery by typing in the appropriate code. The following links are helpful.

Other formatting options from Wikipedia

Though this link provides information on how to add new short-cut formatting buttons, you can just use the code in the right hand column to change the formating on your page without creating an entire new button. Please don't try to create new buttons unless you are a formatting wizard, it can cause the current NAPwiki formating buttons to fail.

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