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Style

More to come...
See copyrights.

Point of view

For now see POV.

Writing conventions

Standard English...

Page standards

Try to have at least one link and one category on each page. Some sections to consider having are... Related (articles), References...

Formatting

Compared to HTML, editing MediaWiki content rather easy. Below, one can learn the syntax of wiki markup.

Bold and italics

Bold and italics are added by surrounding a word or phrase with multiple apostrophes ('):

  • ''italics'' is rendered as italics (2 apostrophes on both sides)
  • '''bold''' is rendered as bold (3 apostrophes on both sides)
  • '''''bolded italics''''' is rendered as bolded italics (2+3=5 apostrophes on both sides)
you can also nest them:
  • ''This '''is''' italics!'' is rendered as This is italics!
and
  • '''This ''is'' bolded!''' is rendered as This is bolded!

Headings and subheadings

Headings and subheadings are an easy way to improve the organization of an article. If you can see two or more distinct topics being discussed, you can break up your article by inserting a heading for each section.

Headings can be created like this:

  • ==Top level heading== (2 equals signs)
  • ===Subheading=== (3 equals signs)
  • ====Another level down==== (4 equals signs)
  • =====Lowest level===== (5 equals signs)

see Headings for a view of they look.

If the article has at least three headings, a table of contents (TOC) will automatically be generated.

Indenting

To indent text, place a colon (:) at the beginning of the line.

This line has been indented.

To indent more add another colon:

This is indented.
This is indented more.
Even more!
Now I am being silly.
Enough already!


Bullets and numbering

The syntax allows for numbered and unnumbered lists.

Bullets

Bullets are added by placing a asterisk (*) at the beginning of the line.

  • This
  • is
  • a
  • bulleted
  • list!

Numbering

Numbers are added using the number sign or hash symbol (#) at the beginning of the line.

  1. This
  2. is
  3. a
  4. numbered
  5. list!

Nesting of lists

numbered and unnumbered lists can be nested. The nested part is automatically indented.

  1. This
  2. numbered
    1. list
  3. includes
    • a
      • bulleted
    • list
  4. inside
    1. of
      1. it.

Links

Besides actual content, links are the most important part of any wiki.

Internal linking

Double square brackets [[ and ]] are used for linking.

  • to link to an article on the main namespace: [[Article name]] is used.
  • to link to an article on a different namespace: [[Namespace:Article name]] is used.
Also, it is worth noting that since this wikicity should ideally be available in many languages including Yiddish here is the way to link to the Main Page of the Yiddish verison of Judaism (when it is created): [[yi:Judaism]]
  • to link to something and not have it's formal name showing a "vertical line" or "pipe" (|) (which is SHIFT+BACKSLASH on english-layout and other keyboards) is used: [[User:Robert Harrison|Bob]] does this Bob
VisualEditor

The VisualEditor

Wikia editor2

The classic editor

Editing on Fandom is as simple as clicking the "Edit" button on a page. Doing so will take you to an edit page where you can make changes to the page and add new information and media, correct errors, or update the formatting.

Depending on whether you are logged in or not, you may receive a different editing experience:

Help:VisualEditor
Most anonymous and newer users will see the VisualEditor. It's an editing experience based around showing you an accurate visual representation of your changes.
Help:Classic editor
Other users will see the classic editor, including the older visual editing experience and basic source wikitext editing.

Quick tips

  • Once you are in an editor, you can use the available tools to quickly add and remove information, change the formatting, add new images and videos, update the page's layout, and much more! Once you're done making your changes, just click the "Publish" button to update the page.
  • Don't be afraid if you "break" anything. All edits to a page are stored in the page history, and if something does go wrong you can simply revert to an older version.
  • If you want to edit a page without clicking the "Edit" button, you can press E on your keyboard, and the page will automatically load the preferred editor.
  • Editing is not yet possible through the Fandom app or Community Apps.

Choosing an editor

Logged in users can choose their default editor from a dropdown list in their user preferences (found here).

Setting Meaning
VisualEditor Shows the VisualEditor on all communities.
Classic rich-text editor
(where available)
Shows the classic rich-text editor where available.
If not, the source editor is shown.
Source editor Shows the basic source editor on all communities.

Anonymous users will almost always see the VisualEditor by default. In a few specific cases, the VisualEditor may not be available on a particular community.

Additionally, the alternative editors can still be found under the Edit button dropdown - for example, you can still access the classic editor from the dropdown even if the VisualEditor is the default.

Further help and feedback

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.