How to write

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So you're one of the brave ones, you want to write!

Don't panic, it's not as hard as it seems. This page should help you publish whatever you want. However, if this information is not enough, please write to jbpedia@ijb.cisv.org and make your questions be answered!

You might find what you're looking for within this little blue box, so click it away and start exploring it.

Feel free to play around and test things in the sandbox! Sandbox, yeah!

For more info: The Glorious Wikipedia Cheatsheet!

Contents

Page Templates

Before you start! The most important thing is that you are using the current Templates that have been placed from APRIL - 2016

National JB Template 
Personal Page Template


Fonts

  • For bold letters, encircle the text you want in bold with three apostrophes.

Eg: '''bold'''.


  • For italic letters, encircle the text you want in italic with two apostrophes.

Eg: ''italic''


  • You can also go for both italic and bold, at the same time!

Eg: '''''2+3 is 5'''''


Cool, eh?


Titles

So, you want to put titles in your page, to sort out the information better. We think it's great. How can you do this? It's easy, look.


  • To make a text into a title, encircle it with one equal sign on each side, eg:

= An important title =


  • If you want to make a smaller title, encircle the text with two equal signs on each side, eg:

== A less important title ==


  • If the title is even smaller, then yes - you guessed! Three equal signs. And you could continue like this forever, eg:

=== Who said that the details aren't important? ===

==== Ants are relevant too, you know. ====


  • You can add up to five equal signs.



Bulletted lists

  • To make a list with bullets, add an asterisk before each line, eg:

* I love lists.

* I love lamps.

* I love leftovers.


It will look like this:

  • I love lists.
  • I love lamps.
  • I love leftovers.


If you want to make lists within lists, you just have to put an extra asterisk, like so:

*I love lists.

**It's better if they are well organised.

**Don't forget to say please and thank you.

*I love lamps.

*I love leftovers.

**Leftovers after a week are just plain nasty.


It looks like this:

  • I love lists.
    • It's better if they are well organised.
    • Don't forget to say please and thank you.
  • I love lamps.
  • I love leftovers.
    • Leftovers after a week are just plain nasty.



Numbered lists

And as for numbered lists, you have to add a # at the beginning of each line, eg:

# uno

# dos

# tres

# catorce


And so, it shall look like this:

  1. uno
  2. dos
  3. tres
  4. catorce


If you want to make lists within lists, you just have to add more ## as necessary, just like with the asterisks in bulletted lists:

# uno

## uno y medio

## uno y tres cuartos

# dos

# tres

# catorce


It shall look like this, it's amazing!

  1. uno
    1. uno y medio
    2. uno y tres cuartos
  2. dos
  3. tres
  4. catorce


Linking it up

Internal links

If you want to make a link to another page in our wonderful JBPedia, just put the name of the page between double square brackets, eg: [[Aloha]]

It will look like this Aloha.


External links

If you want to add a link to a page outside of our wonderful JBPedia, put the link between square brackets and write the name of the page that you want to be displayed, eg: [http://www.example.org display text]

It will look like this: display text


Displaying a different text

A trickier task is to create a different type of link - one that displays a certain text that isn't necessarily the linked page's name. An example will make it easier to understand. Say I'm writing in my JB's page and want to put a text that says: "...for other people who would like tools to develop their JB...". The text in bold is what I'd like to link to the JB Development page. So I write this:

for other people who would like tools to [[JB Development | develop their JB]]

The part before the | sign is the name of the page, and the part after it is the text you want to display. It will look like this:

for other people who would like tools to develop their JB


Redirecting

Once upon a time there was a page called Brown Squirrel. However, this lovely energizer was already included in another page called Well-known Canadian energizers. So if we want people who click on links to Brown Squirrel to land in Well-known Canadian energizers, we have to redirect it.

Go to Brown Squirrel and click on edit. Write the following: #REDIRECT[[Well-known Canadian energizers]].

Now, whenever people click on any link to Brown Squirrel in any page in JBPedia, they will automatically be taken to the energizers from Canada. (Thank you Canada.)


Creating a page

Believe it or not, creating a page is as easy as inventing a wiki link that still doesn't exist. It will appear in red, and then it's clickable for you to start editing it. [[Click on this new link to see where it takes you!]] will be your new page. It will look like this Click on this new link to see where it takes you!, and yeah, click on it!


Images

Add your images in the Upload file page, you'll find it on the toolbox on the left hand side of JBPedia!

To place your image on an article, write this: [[Image:Nameofyourimage.jpg]]

To make it smaller (it automatically aligns on the right though): [[Image:Nameofimage.jpg|thumb|Caption for your image.]]

To make it aligned to the right: [[Image:Nameofimage.jpg|frame|Caption for your image.]]So you're one of the brave ones, you want to write!

Don't panic, it's not as hard as it seems. This page should help you publish whatever you want. However, if this information is not enough, please write to jbpedia@ijb.cisv.org and make your questions be answered!

You might find what you're looking for within this little blue box, so click it away and start exploring it.

Feel free to play around and test things in the sandbox! Sandbox, yeah!

For more info: The Glorious Wikipedia Cheatsheet!

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