How to make your own edits
You will need to contact me (John Crellin) to obtain a username and password before you can make your own edits.
I am a novice so will only put here the few simple things I have learned so far. For much greater detail go to the links at the bottom of this page.
Starting a New page
The simplest way is to add a link to it from any other page. That is type into the editor "[[New page name]]". Then update the page with the link and click on it.
Or you can type this url into your browser - "http://www.cial.org.uk/wiki/New Page name".
For the title at the top of your new page use:
==The Title of Your Page==
For sub-titles use ===, ==== etc.
To link to another page use the following:
- or if you want the actual text different from the page name you are linking to then:
[[Page Name|Actual Text]]
Images Upload the image first using the "Upload file" link towards the bottom left of every page. If there is a warning that the file-name will be changed just accept it. Try to use meaningful file-names.
To show an image in the text there are many permutations but these examples are useful:
[[Image:filename.jpg|frame|center|This is the text that appears under the image]] for an in-line full-size image.
[[Image:filename.jpg|thumb|right|150px|This is the text that appears under the image]] for a thumbnail (that links to the large image) at the right of the text.
Tricky ! But the basics are:
Starts the table
Starts a row
Starts a cell
Ends the table.
Links to another website:
[http://www.othersite.co.uk/stuff.htm Link description]
Other sites about underseas telegraph companies have short cuts I have set up:
For www.cial.org.uk use: [[cial:index.htm Link text]] Try it here
Other shortcuts as above:
Note, just to be awkward, the sites above use an UC first letter. You can put any page reference you like after the : as long as it would work with the full URL - so www.atlantic-cable.com/somedirectory/somepage.htm becomes Atlantic:somedirectory/somepage.htm
Proper Help from MediaWIKI themselves
See User's Guide for usage and configuration help.