How To Edit Pages - Quickstart

From the TYF Wiki Workshop - December 3, 2010

Hey everyone,

Thank you all for taking part in the Wiki meeting. Grace and I really appreciate your support of and care for the TYF community, and online too!
Here are the most important points from yesterday's meeting:

1. When in doubt, copy and paste
See something cool on another page? Use the "Edit" button at the bottom and copy and paste what you want to use. It takes some patience to learn which attributes to change exactly, but this is the BEST way to learn how to use the wiki!

2. Stick with the "Preview" Button
After you edit something, be sure to "Preview" it first. If you click "Save" right away and make a mistake, it's hard to revert the change. I've made this mistake a couple times.

3. Check out these pages for reference:
Search He-man for the DJ He-Man Cell Group page and for forum topic suggestions (excellent way to take prayer requests), Apologetics for the incredibly deep work from Zadok, Matthew B. and Dan, and check out the past forums by clicking "Show Hidden" at the bottom of the current forums

The Basics

  • If you are allowed to edit pages in this Site, simply click on edit button at the bottom of the page. This will open an editor with a toolbar pallette with options.
  • To create a link to a new page, use syntax: [[[new page name]]] or [[[new page name | text to display]]]. Follow the link (which should have a different color if page does not exist) and create a new page and edit it!
  • Although creating and editing pages is easy, there are a lot more options that allows creating powerful sites. Please visit Documentation pages to learn more.


How to add a YouTube video to the forum

TYF Wiki Intro from emilia2603 on Vimeo.

For example:

@object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object@

How to attach a document

1. Click on "Files" at the bottom right hand corner of the page which you would like to display the document. A list of the existing files on that page will be displayed.
2. Scroll down and click on "Upload a file from your computer" > "Select Files"
3. A window should pop up for you to select your file. Select your file.
4. When you have finish selecting all the files you wish to upload, select "Upload Files" You will see a progress bar while the upload is in progress.
5. When the upload is complete, click on "refresh files list" and you should see the name of your newly uploaded file in the list.
6. Right click on the file name to select it's URL/"link location" and paste it in the edit section of your page if you would like people to access it.
7. If the file is an image that you would like displayed… enter the following text in your edit section

[[image <your file's URL>]]
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