When you first start, don't worry too much about formatting. Other contributors will help with additional content and formatting.
Editing an existing article (page)
- Click on the "edit" tab.
- Enter your text or changes in the editing box.
- Click on the "show preview" button at the bottom.
- Do you have additional changes or corrections to make?
- If not, click on the "save" button.
- If you have more to do, go ahead and make them in the editing box, then go back to step 3.
Practice editing in the Sandbox.
Creating a new article
There are a few different ways to create a new article.
- enter the title in the create an article blank on the main page
- click on a red link (red links indicate links to articles that haven't been created yet)
- edit the URL to put the new article name in (this one's a bit tricky, so don't use it until you understand the URL patterns for the Wikia)
Now that you've created it, you'll have an edit box where you can enter the text you want.
Wiki have simplified formatting commands. Most regular HTML and CSS commands will also work.
- Create bulleted items (like this one), put an asterisk (*) at the beginning of the line.
- To make text bold, surround it with triple single quote marks like '''bold'''.
- To make text italic, surround it with double single quote marks like ''italic''.
- To make text bold, italic, surround it with five single quote marks like '''''bold, italic'''''.
Please practice formatting in the Sandbox, not real articles.
Surround text with equal marks (=) for section headers. The header "Headers" has 3 equal marks on each side. The header "Simple Formatting" has 2 equal marks on each side.
To link to another article (page) on the same Wikia, put the title of the other page in double square brackets. For example, [[Main Page]] creates a link like Main Page.
See Help:Formatting for additional formatting information and links to even more information.
Odds and Ends
If you have questions or comments on an article, enter them on the "discussion" page. (Click on the discussion tab and then the edit tab.) To sign your comments, enter --~~~~. Sign discussion pages and reviews (opinion pieces), but not articles (for example, not on factual information about books and authors).
See Literawiki:Conventions for some of the things that are good to have in each article. For example, an article on a book should have a link to the book's author(s).