Important Info / Tips

Creating a new page

Creating a new page on a wiki is significantly different than it is on a forum… To create a new page you must first link to it. EX-

[[mynewpage|example new page]]
the [[ ]] means a link.
the | separates the link into halves. 
The first half is the actual url, the second half is what will show up to the reader.

Then once the link has been created, you click it. It will tell you the page isn't created yet and give you the option to create the page. Click the button to create the page (if you have permission to create pages.) And the text editor will appear.

Helpful things to remember when linking

Be careful with colons

When creating page names… be careful using the colon ”:” in the names. The colon has a special function in the wiki, it creates new folders for files. EX- In the Arcadia section you'll see a link:

[[arcadia:arcadia_chronicles|Arcadia's main page]]
The "arcadia" before the : is the folder.
The "arcadia_chronicles" is the page name itself.

It is possible to go multiple folders deep like this… EX-

[[wiki:user:admin|Admin's page]]
"wiki" is the parent folder.
"user" is the child folder.
"admin" is the page itself (that sits inside the user folder). 

Check spelling

Also when creating page names be very careful with spelling. Spelling matters a lot here.

[[wiki:user:admin|Admin's page]]


[[wiki:users:admin|Admin's page]]
note "users" instead of "user" like in the box directly above this one.

are two entirely different names. And if used for locations, this can cause a lot of confusion/linking issues because the misspelled name may (or may not) exist and you might not have editing permissions there. (Or if you do, it'll show up as nothing exists in that area even if the properly spelled name has something.)

Editing wiki pages

Editing on a wiki is a both a bit like and unlike making a post on a forum. One of the major differences lies in the formatting.


Unlike on a forum post, wiki pages have formatting that can be adjusted to give importance to certain sections easier than others.

For example:

====== Headline ======
===== Headline =====
==== Headline ====
=== Headline ===
== Headline ==

The more ”=” there are, the higher the priority. (Though when adding or removing ”=” be sure to set the same number on both sides.)

When creating a page, you need to start with at least a heading that has 6 equal signs per side. (You can have 6 or more equal signs for larger headings though if you need a lot of them.) And in order to generate the Table of Contents for that page, all the headings must have more than 3 equal signs.

Adding formatting to words

If you have a word you want to make bold, much like on the forum when in the full post composer, you can simply highlight the word (click before the word, drag over it then release after it to select it) then click the “B” above the post window. This allows you to easily insert formatting.

Though you can also enter the formatting manually by entering the proper sequence of characters… This is where the wiki is significantly different than the forum. Since it has a somewhat unique method that doesn't rely on tags like the forums do. (On a forum you would use [b] Bolded text goes here [/b] for the bold tag, on the wiki you use:

** Bolded text goes here **

Though there are some tags on the wiki that are quite similar to HTML in that they use the chevrons (”<” and ”>”) to be called, like the code or hidden tags:

 <code>  **bold text** won't be bolded... but will show what you'd have to type to make it bold.<*/code>
<hidden> text for hidden section </hidden>

For more on formatting, please see the Syntax Page.

Text Alignment

Align Left:

This is aligned left.

Align Right:

This is aligned right.

Align Center:

This is aligned center.

Align Justify:

This text is justified.

If you want to align more than one paragraph at once just add a blank line at the beginning:


This paragraph is right-aligned.
And this one is, too!


Internal Linking

Another thing quite different from forums is that the wiki has a system for internal linking. Which makes it rather simple to link to existing articles/pages. So instead of having to fetch the exact link name every time like:

 [[|this page]] 

You would only have to type:

 [[wiki:important_info|this page]] 

(Or basically the part after “doku.php?id=”.)

And by clicking the little link icon (the one without the world behind it) in the editor, it allows you to navigate the wiki's structure to find the link you want. When you find the page you want to link to, you click it and then press the enter key to accept the linking. The link code will then automatically be inserted.

Hidden Tag

To use the hidden tags, like this:

Click to display ⇲

Click to hide ⇱

Click to hide ⇱

Here is some hidden text


<hidden> Here is some hidden text </hidden> \\

Here is some non-hidden text with a different visible description:




Here is some hidden text

To specify what should appear to let users know to click here, use this format:

<hidden Redacted> Here is some hidden text </hidden> \\

You can edit the word “redacted” to say whatever you'd like and that's what it'll show up as, much like the spoiler example above it.

Note the use of the double backslash and it's position… This is important to create add an extra line after the spoiler section. But be sure it has at least a space after the end tag of hidden or else it won't work (and may instead break other things).

Multiple Header tables

To have multiple headers, like this table:

This table has 2 headings
Stat Time period 1 Timeperiod 2
Skill Level
Skill limit

Use syntax like this:

^   This table has 2 headings            ^^^
^ Stat   ^  Time period 1   ^ Timeperiod 2  ^
| Agility       |    |        |
| Speed         |    |        |
| Strength      |    |        |
| Defense       |    |        |
| Dexterity     |    |        |
| Skill Level   |    |        |
| Skill limit   |    |        |
| Constitution  |    |        |

Edit Summaries

Beneath the input box for editing/creating pages, you will see a line titled: “Edit Summary”. Whenever you make a change to the wiki, it is a good idea to just add a short description here letting others know what you've changed/added. This helps others (and yourself) track what changes have been made (and when) in case you ever need to go back to a previous version to find something that was removed.

Multiple users

Also, editing on a wiki is different because multiple people can edit the wiki. (Unlike on a forum where typically only a handful can. Typically the member who created the post and the staff.) So to ensure that multiple people aren't editing the same wiki article at the same time, when you open an article for editing you place a lock preventing others from editing that file for 15 minutes (without activity). So if you're typing (or pressing the preview button every so often) the timer won't expire. But if you are editing a page and wander off, then after 15 minutes the wiki will notify you through a pop up alert giving you a few more minutes. After that it will automatically reject your edits and unlock the page. (So be sure to save your work often!)