Help:Style Guide

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Bold text

These words are in "bold" (heavy) text: one, two, three

To make text bold, use three apostrophes (') before and after the word. (An apostrophe is also called a single quote or an inverted comma.)

For example: '''Bold text''' = Bold text

Italics

These words are in "italics" (slanted): one, two, three

To make text in italics, use two apostrophes (') before and after the word.
For example: ''Italic text'' = Italic text

Links to other WikiSwire pages

To make a link to another WikiSwire page, put the name of the page inside two square brackets ([[).
For example: [[London]] = London

You can also make different words appear, other than the actual name of the linked ship:
The wonderful city of London (this link is also to "London"). To do this, write: [[London|The wonderful city of London]]

Other letters added to the actual link will automatically appear as part of the link, like this:
There are three [[London]]s = There are three Londons.
[[London]]ers = Londoners.

Links to other pages not on WikiSwire

To make a link to other websites that are not on WikiSwire, write the address inside one square bracket ([), then after a single space, you can write a name for the page, then you have to close the word again with another bracket: ].
For example: [http://www.google.co.uk Google] = Google

Minor (very small) edits (changes)

When you save a page you can also say it is a "minor (small) change". This means a very small change, for example changing one or two words. When you look at Newest changes, you can choose if you want to see all the changes marked m for 'minor', or hide them.

It is not right to make a big change and mark it as a 'minor (small) change'. If this happens, it is best to explain that it was a mistake.

Section headings

To make a big heading, write it in this way:

==Big heading==

To make a smaller heading, write it in this way:

===Smaller heading===

To make an even smaller heading, write it in this way:

====Even smaller heading====

When you make four or more headings, WikiSwire automatically makes a table of contents - a list of all the headings - at the start of the page. You do not need to make the table, you only need to make the headings. Do not start the page by writing a heading. Write some general information first.

Lists

This is a list:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Birds

To make a list, write it in this way:
* Dogs
* Cats
* Birds

You can make lists in other lists:

  • Dogs
    • big dogs
      • german shepherds
    • small dogs
      • poodles

Write different lists in this way:
* Dogs
** big dogs
*** german shepherds
** small dogs
*** poodles

Making a space at the start of a line

You can also make a space at the start of a line, like this:

Dogs

big dogs
small dogs

Cats

You can make a space in this way:

:big dogs

If you write more colons (:) there will be more spaces, like this:

Hi!

Hi!
Hi!
Hi!
Hi!
Hi!

Hi!

Putting text in the centre of the page


This text is in the centre.

You can put text in the centre in this way:

<center>This is in the centre</center>

The code must use the American spelling (center) and not the British (centre), or it will not work.

Making a line across the page

Here is a line going across the page:


You can make a line with four hyphens (dashes), in this way:

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