Wiki Syntax Cheat Sheet

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Recommended: Firefox 2.0 or 1.5, Internet Explorer 7.0, Safari 3.0, Opera 9.0

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To create a new page, use the new page button at the bottom left corner of the welcome page. Anytime you create a new page, link it either to the welcome page or to an appropriate page (e.g., your profile page should be linked to the welcome page, but your presentation page should be linked to the Ritual Behavior Presentation page).

To begin any edit: Click on the edit button at the bottom of the page. To create a link to a new page within the wiki, use this syntax: [[[new page name]]]. Follow the link to create a new page and instantly edit it! Alternately click on the ‘page link wizard’ in the toolbar. For page links, you will be required to provide the actual name of the page (which the wiki will suggest from already created pages, and it will appear with dashes in between the words) as well as an anchor name, meaning a reference for the link (I just use the actual page name).

For links to external websites (there is a URL wizard on the toolbar to help you):

http://www.wikidot.com simple inline link
OR
[http://www.wikidot.com wikidot] named link

To post images/graphs/charts:

The syntax for this is more complicated…you can find it at Wiki Syntax, but the easiest thing to do is to use the image wizard in the toolbar. You can upload photos from your computer or Flickr, or you can link to images at other websites. I have found that Flickr sometimes has issues meshing with the wiki, so the easier thing to do is to follow these directions: FIRST you have to attach the file to the page. Go to the page where you want the image to appear. Instead of clicking ‘edit’ on the bottom of the page, click ‘files’ and attach the file to the page. THEN click edit, click on Image Wizard (in the tool bar), and when you want to upload the file, it will allow you to select from all files already attached to the page.

Paragraphs are separated by hitting return twice…

like this.

Whereas if you just want a new line, no space in between, just hit return once…
like this.

Horizontal Rules:

Use four dashes or more (----) to create a horizontal rule.


Miscellaneous (you can use the toolbar for some of this)….

Italic text Type //italic text//
Bold text Type **bold text**
Underline text Type __underline text__

Or just use the toolbar.

If you want to do headings, lists, or tables of contents:

Headings (for the most part, consult Wiki Syntax for this):

To make a heading start a line with a "plus". Make as many pluses as the heading level you want to get.

Table of Contents:

To create a list of every heading, with a link to that heading, use the TOC wizard.

Bulleted Lists:

Make a list element by starting a line with an asterisk (*). To increase the indent put extra spaces before the asterisk.

Numbered Lists

Similarly, you can create numbered lists by starting a paragraph with one or more hashes (#).

You can mix bulleted lists and number lists.