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=Add your knowledge=
{{WikiTitle}} [[Help:FAQ|FAQ]]
We encourage you to take part and utilise the site by adding new sections and editing existing sections to help keep the vast amounts of information already on the site up to date for the community. It's very simple to do, simply whack the edit icon at the top of every page screen. Don't be afraid to make changes if you have the info, there's a handy preview button before you commit :)
If you're not sure where to start, you could try looking in the various categories devoted to [[Help:Maintenance|wiki maintenance]].
==Getting Started==
=Credit Where Credits Due=
Before you embark upon editing or adding pages make sure you login with an account so you get credited for your efforts.
==External Help==
Wikipedia, and associated pages have a lot of additional help pages, if you want to go in deeper into the wiki editing business. Some of it might not be 100% compatible with this wiki, but next to everything will be.
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Cheatsheet Cheatsheet] on editing.
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents/Editing_Wikipedia Wikipedia Edit Contents]
* [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:FAQ Wiki FAQ] - More advanced.
* [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Image Adding Images]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Extended_image_syntax Extended Image Syntax]
* [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Template Making Templates]
* [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Table Making Tables]
=Quality over Quantity=
WorldofWar.Net has always prided itself on the high standard of site content and so we encourage everyone to check their updates for simple things like spelling and grammar. Also make sure you double check your info before commiting. Accurate BC information is the key!
[[:Category:Templates| Click here]] to learn about templates, how to create them, or view existing templates available to use.
=Wiki Code=
Wiki's use their own syntax for creating text formatting. Below is a list of common syntax you can use to format your pages. A more extensive guide to wiki editing can be found [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing on Wikimedia's site].
==Text Formatting==
Heading 1 <nowiki>=Your heading=</nowiki>
Heading 2 <nowiki>==Your heading==</nowiki>
Heading 3 <nowiki>===Your heading===</nowiki>
'''Bold Text''' <nowiki>'''Your Text'''</nowiki> (3 apostrophes)
''Italic Text'' <nowiki>''Your Text''</nowiki> (2 apostrophes)
==Creating Links==
Creating links are very simple and there are two methods, an external site link and an internal site link for content already inside the GuildWars Wiki.
===Internal Links===
Internal site link use two brackets <nowiki>[[ ]]</nowiki> on either side of the title, with an optional title (if specified, separate with a | character). <nowiki>[[Topic|Link Title]]</nowiki>
===External Link===
External links show like this: [http://yourlink.com|Your Link Title]
External links can be made with one bracket on either side of the link, like [1] (http://www.worldofwar.net).
Text for the link can be given by using a space between the link and the text. Guild Wars Loadedinc website (http://www.gwonline.net) is done with <nowiki>[http://www.worldofwar.net WorldofWar.Net website]</nowiki> which turns into [http://www.worldofwar.net WorldofWar.Net website]. When possible, provide text for the link, as not doing so produces the "[1]" style links which aren't very helpful.
The link can also just be typed without using brackets at all for a "bare link", such as http://www.worldofwar.net. This is acceptable for simple links (like short domains) that can be easily recognized.
==Contents boxes==
Wiki format is pretty clever and can automatically create content boxes like you see at the top of the page. A content box is automatically created when you have a head which is done with (type =Your heading=) and also create subheadings using (type ==Your heading==). It's that simple!
==Creating Tables==
If you are familiar with html then wiki syntax will seem logical, however if you are not familiar with html it is still pretty simple to follow.
Here's an example of one of the mediawiki table notations
  <nowiki>| 1 || 2 || 3</nowiki>
  <nowiki>| 4 || 5 || 6</nowiki>
this should look like this:
| 1 || 2 || 3
| 4 || 5 || 6
The tables are automatically formatted with the site style so you do not need to add any style elements to the tables.  The only time you would really need to add an element to the table is if you specify a width on the table.
As you can see the wiki code 'looks' like a table and you can expand on this and format more complex tables. Just check some of the pages with tables around the site if you need to see how things work.
To add a page to a category, type somewhere in the page in question (no "official" place - the usual is to put it at the bottom of the page, though):
Where xxxxx is the name of the Category. Likewise, if you wish to link to a Category, type:
Where xxxxx is the name of the Category. Notice this differs from the previous code by a ":" before the "Category".
To show an image you have uploaded, type:
[[Image:filename.jpg|alternate text here]]
The example above shows a jpg, but it may use any file extention.
To link to the GWO Wiki page for the image, type:
If you would like to use an image as a link, you need to type:
Where "FULL PATH OF IMAGE FILE" is the full path, for example <nowiki> http://www.imaginarywiki.com/wiki/index/image.jpg </nowiki> - so this works better with external images, but may be used with images you have uploaded with you use their full path instead of the usual shortcut.
Advanced image technique placement, making thumbnails, captions, etc can be found here:
Wikipedia's article on  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Extended_image_syntax Extended image syntax]

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