Basic Editing Instructions

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To edit this wiki, simply click "edit" at the top right of the page you wish to edit. That will bring up the editing page where you can make the changes as necessary.


You can add a new page simply by creating a link. To create a link simply type [[Name of new page]] and it will appear as a red link (Name of new page). Click the red link and (if you're logged in) it will take you to that new page where you can add or edit it as you like.

If you wish to add a link to a page that already exists, just simply put square brackets around the name of the page. For example a link to the Main Page would simply be [[Main Page]] appearing as Main Page. The software will take care of the linking for you. Please note that links are case-sensitive, [[main page]] is not the same as [[Main Page]].

To create an external link to another website, you can simply add the website's url and the wiki will automatically convert it into a link (make sure you include http://), for example simple typing appears as If you want to add an external link without displaying the full url, use a single square bracket and add the text you want to display after the url, for example [ Google] appears as Google.

Uploading Files

To upload a file you must be logged in as a user, then simply click "Upload File" on the sidebar menu, then include a link to it on the wiki page.

Examples of links include:

  • [[File:File.jpg]] to use the full version of the file
  • [[File:File.png|200px|thumb|left|alt text]] to use a 200 pixel wide rendition in a box in the left margin with "alt text" as description

To upload a type of file that is not allowed through the wiki (e.g. a video file) you must first upload the file into the MakerSpace Wiki Box, then create an external link to the file as you normally would. For access to the Box folders, please contact the Executive Director.

  • Upload your file to the MakerSpace Wiki Box, inside folder "Wiki Files".
  • Obtain a link to the file, either by selecting "share" or by right-clicking the file and selecting "Copy link" from the "Box Sync" sub-menu.
  • Create a custom link name (if you wish).
  • Add an external link to the file via [ Alt. Text] (as described below)

Basic Formatting

Action Command Result
Italic Text ''Italic Text'' Italic Text
Bold Text '''BoldText''' Bold Text
Bold Italic Text '''''Bold Italic Text''''' Bold Italic Text
Section Headings ==Section Heading==
===Subsection Heading===
Indent :single indent
::double indent
Bulleted List *Top Bullet
**Next Level Bullet
Numbered List #Numbered List
##Numbered Sub-List
Internal Link [[Internal Link]] Internal Link
[[Internal Link|Alt. Text]] Alt. Text
[[Internal Link#Subsection]] Internal Link#Subsection
External Link
[ Alt. Text] Alt. Text
Images [[Image:File.jpg]]
[[Image:File.jpg|Alt. Text]]
Citations Text<ref>Author, Title, Hyperlink, etc.</ref> Text[1]
==Notes== <references/>
Add Signature ~~~ Timothy M. Schuler, Ph.D. (talk)
Add Signature and Timestamp ~~~~ Timothy M. Schuler, Ph.D. (talk) 14:03, 30 April 2015 (CDT)
Add Timestamp ~~~~~ 14:03, 30 April 2015 (CDT)
Edit Sidebar Add "/MediaWiki:Sidebar" to home address
  1. Author, Title, Hyperlink, etc.