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{{about|Mediawiki|the Joomla! online help|Help screens}}
  
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This page and the contents of the Help namespace cover the Wiki software used on this server: Mediawiki.
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:If you are new to the use of '''''Wikis''''' and its simple markup to create pages, then you can use the:
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:*[[Help:Cheatsheet|JDOC's Wiki Cheatsheet]] to learn the basic syntax commands.
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:For a more detailed use of Mediawiki software, you should consult the official:
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:*'''[http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents Mediawiki Handbook]'''
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Users of other wikis (e.g. DokuWiki/JD-Wiki) should make themselves familiar with the slightly different [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Wikitext_reference text formatting and wikitext syntax].
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==Recommended readings==
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'''Please read the [http://help.joomla.org/files/Editorial%20Style%20Guide%20v1.0.5.pdf Joomla! Editorial Style Guide]''' and have a look at our list of '''[[Project:W2W|Words to Watch]]'''.
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{{JDOC:Local wiki references}}
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'''Wiki Manual''':
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* [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Extended_image_syntax|Extended [Image:] syntax]]
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* [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Gallery_tag|<gallery> tag]]
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* [[mwhelp:HTML in wikitext|HTML in wikitext]] (if you have to)
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* [[mwhelp:Footnotes|References and footnotes]] using <ref> and <references />
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* [[mwhelp:Category|Categories]] in MediaWiki
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* [[mwhelp:Special pages|Special pages]] provide useful information; [[Special:Specialpages|explore them here]]
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== Discussions ==
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*'''Talk pages''': Every article and each user has an associated page where messages can be left. These are separate namespaces, "Talk:" and "User talk:". ''Anonymous'' users have been disabled on this wiki.
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*'''Message notification''': user gets a "You have new messages" notice if someone else has edited their user discussion page
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*'''Automatic signature''': Just type three tildes (~) when you edit, and on saving the page, it will be replaced with your user name and a link to your user page. If you use four tildes, the current date will be added as well. Mainly intended for Talk pages.
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* Support for '''emailing users''' through the wiki (email address not shown to the user)
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[[Category:Documentation Working Group|Contents]][[Category:Documentation Wiki Information|{{PAGENAME}}]]

Revision as of 22:30, 24 March 2013

This page and the contents of the Help namespace cover the Wiki software used on this server: Mediawiki.

If you are new to the use of Wikis and its simple markup to create pages, then you can use the:
For a more detailed use of Mediawiki software, you should consult the official:

Users of other wikis (e.g. DokuWiki/JD-Wiki) should make themselves familiar with the slightly different text formatting and wikitext syntax.

Recommended readings

Please read the Joomla! Editorial Style Guide and have a look at our list of Words to Watch.

  • List of local wiki templates that can be used in your wiki pages. Templates reduce repetition and are the basis of modular documentation.
  • List of local wiki extensions that have been installed on this wiki. Extensions provide additionally functionality to the wiki such as syntax highlighting and conditional expressions.
  • List of local interwiki links that are available on this wiki. These provide useful shortcuts to creating URLs to other websites including the Joomla! forum, help screens and issue tracker; as well as links to the PHP documentation or Wikipedia.

Wiki Manual:

Discussions

  • Talk pages: Every article and each user has an associated page where messages can be left. These are separate namespaces, "Talk:" and "User talk:". Anonymous users have been disabled on this wiki.
  • Message notification: user gets a "You have new messages" notice if someone else has edited their user discussion page
  • Automatic signature: Just type three tildes (~) when you edit, and on saving the page, it will be replaced with your user name and a link to your user page. If you use four tildes, the current date will be added as well. Mainly intended for Talk pages.
  • Support for emailing users through the wiki (email address not shown to the user)