BigJimny Wiki Help Page
What is a Wiki?
A Wiki is a website that is editable by users using a standard web browser. Users can create and edit pages building up a website containing the collective input of individuals.
Probably the most famous Wiki is Wikipedia
This specific Wikipedia is dedicated to Suzuki Jimnys, a small 4x4
This Wiki is linked to the main BigJimny website. If you have registered with the main website then you already have an account and can log straight in.
If you do not have an account then you will be given the option to create one on the main website. This process requires user authentication using a valid email address.
Note: There is currently an issue with the login form that means it does not re-direct back to the Wiki after logging in. You will have to click the link to come back to the Wiki
Editing an existing page
Once you have logged in you can then edit pages. The simplest edit is to an existing page. Perhaps you want to add in your own information or correct someone else.
When on the page an "EDIT" button or menu will appear, on the default view this is on the top right hand side of the main screen area.
You will then be presented with an edit box in which to make your additions or changes.
Once you have made your edits then click SAVE at the bottom left of the screen area.
Why not practice on our Practice_Edit_Page
Creating a new page
You can create a new page in two ways
- Edit an existing page and create a link to a page that doesn't exist. You can create a new page using square brackets like this [[My New Page]]. After creating your link, save the page and you'll see your link in red text. Click on this link and you'll be invited to create the page.
- Depending on your browser you will have an Address Bar into which you type web addresses, this is usually at the top of the screen. Simply type into this address bar the address of a page that does not exist already i.e 'http://www.bigjimny.com/mediawiki/index.php/My_New_Page' Note that the system does not allow "spaces" in the name, use the "Underscore" character. The result will be a message that states that the requested page does not exist and invites you to create the page. Once created you can then edit it.
If you want to try anything out, have a go here Practice Edit Page
Formatting your text
A Wiki uses a "Simple Markup Language". When you edit some simple buttons appear at the top of the edit box that gives you some formatting options.
There are more options (not all implemented on this website) here WikI Markup Language
We're currently working on templates to create 'infoboxes', little colourful boxes to draw attention to important parts of your documentation. You can see them here Templates