Getting Started with MediaWiki

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Some tips on how to get started on the BikeResource wiki. "The number one rule of wiki editing is to be bold. Go ahead - make changes. Other people can correct any mistakes you make, so have confidence, and give it a try!"

Create an Account[edit]

To get started, you'll need a login. Click the Create Account link at the top right hand corner and create a login.

Help with Media Wiki[edit]

Bike Resource is built on MediaWiki. There is lots of information at MediaWiki help. Below are some quick tips to get you started.

How to Create a New Page[edit]

Search for the Page you want to create. Click "Create the page" link that appears.

How to Format[edit]

MediaWiki Formatting

The menu bar has some pre-canned formatting to get you started - bold, italics, underline, links.

The equals sign (=) is used for headings. The more equal signs, the lower the headings. More than 3 headings will automatically generate a table of contents at the top of the page.

Wiki Structure[edit]

What are categories?[edit]

Categories are to group pages together. Pages that belong to a category, will have a link at the bottom of the page. Clicking the category will take you to a page that lists all the pages belonging to that category.

How to add a page to a category[edit]

Add [[Category:Communication]] where for example - Communication is the name of the category. This text is usually entered at the bottom of the page.