Abstract

The Antioch Forever site is a wiki, similar to Wikipedia. One of the major benefits of using a wiki is simple editing. You can edit a page without knowing HTML, but you can also use certain HTML tags if you want more control.

To see how any page is formatted, just follow the "Edit" link at the bottom of the page.

Basic Text Formatting

Entering text in a wiki is similar to entering text in a forum. Some guidelines:

Images

You can insert a local image with the image tag.

E.g., [[Image:home/gopherdance.gif]] produces:

[]

You can also align the image or include alternate text.

E.g., [[Image:home/gopherdance.gif|center|Dancing gopher]] produces:

[Dancing gopher]

Linking

You can link to a page on the wiki by surrounding the page name with two square brackets; e.g., [[The Antioch Chronicles, Episode I Download]] produces The Antioch Chronicles, Episode I Download.

Nonexistent pages—for example, The Antioch Chronicles, Episode III Download—will be displayed with edit icons after their names. Following the link lets you edit the page.

The easiest way to create a new page is to simply link to it on another page and click it.

You can link to local files with a similar syntax: [File:antioch/download/kcon.zip The Korhal Connection] produces The Korhal Connection.

Plain link: http://www.campaigncreations.org/—http://www.campaigncreations.org/

Named link: Blizzard Entertainment—[http://www.blizzard.com/ Blizzard Entertainment]

Image link: []—[http://antioch.tech-base.com/ Image:links/antioch.png]

In nearly all cases, trailing punctuation is ignored (commas, parentheses, etc.), so you can safely make links, like http://www.battle.net/, without the trailing comma being part of the link.

Headings

There are four levels of headings. You can create headings by using an equals sign "=" as the first character on a line. Note a space must separate the heading text from the equals sign "=". For example,

=== Section Heading 3 ===
==== Section Heading 4 ====
===== Section Heading 5 =====
====== Section Heading 6 ======

...produces:

Section Heading 3

Section Heading 4

Section Heading 5
Section Heading 6

You can automatically number headings by including a # before the text. For example,

=== # Numbered Section Heading 3 ===
==== # Numbered Section Heading 4 ====
===== # Numbered Section Heading 5 =====
====== # Numbered Section Heading 6 ======

...produces:

1.7. Numbered Section Heading 3

1.7.1. Numbered Section Heading 4

1.7.1.1. Numbered Section Heading 5
1.7.1.1.1. Numbered Section Heading 6

Lists

Simple lists:

*Text for a bulleted list item.
**Text for second-level list.
***Text for third level, etc.

...which looks like:

Numbered lists:

#Text for a numbered list item.
##Text for second-level list.
###Text for third level, etc.
##More text for the second level.

...which looks like:

  1. Text for a numbered list item.
    1. Text for second-level list.
      1. Text for third level, etc.
    2. More text for the second level.

Definitions

Term with indented definition (without a blank line between term and definition):

;Term:Definition (indented)
;;Term (indented):Definition (indented two levels)
;;;Term (indented twice):Definition (indented to third level)

...which looks like:

Term
Definition (indented)
Term (indented)
Definition (indented two levels)
Term (indented twice)
Definition (indented to third level)

Preformatted Text

Individual lines can be displayed as preformatted text (fixed-width or "typewriter" font) by placing one or more spaces at the start of the line. Other wiki formatting (like links) will be applied to this kind of preformatted text.

Additionally, multi-line sections can be marked as pre-formatted text by surrounding text in <pre> and </pre>. Wiki links and other formatting are not done within a preformatted section.

For instance:

Pre-formatted section here. No other link =link=
  or format processing

is done on pre-formatted sections.

For instance, [[Antioch Forever]] is not a link here.

and:

  This is the starting-spaces version of  preformatted text. Note that links like  The VSP still work.

Tables

Use || to make a regular column and !! to make a header.

!!Column A!!Column B!!Column C!!
||Entry for row 1, Column A||Entry for row 1, Column B||Entry for row 1, Column C||
||Entry for row 2, Column A||Entry for row 2, Column B||Entry for row 2, Column C||
||Entry for row 3, Column A||Entry for row 3, Column B||Entry for row 3, Column C||

...produces:

Column AColumn BColumn C
Entry for row 1, Column AEntry for row 1, Column BEntry for row 1, Column C
Entry for row 2, Column AEntry for row 2, Column BEntry for row 2, Column C
Entry for row 3, Column AEntry for row 3, Column BEntry for row 3, Column C

Miscellaneous Rules

HTML

You can use HTML in pages. Here is a list of Allowed HTML Tags.

Redirects

You can do redirects by making a page that consists solely of #REDIRECT [[Name of Page]]. E.g., to redirect Auspex to Auspex Turmalis, use #REDIRECT [[Auspex Turmalis]].

Boilerplates

A handful of text templates have shorthands of the form {{templatename}}.

For example, adding {{contents}} to a page will produce:

Here is a table of boilerplates:

BoilerplateFunction
{{antiochcopyright}}the Antioch copyright message
{{clear}}prevents objects from floating
{{contents}}a table of contents (based on headings)
{{fileinfo|file name}}link to file information page
{{filesdir|Files}}link to the files directory
{{forumlink:### link title}}a link to a phpBB3 forum thread
{{htmlpairs}}a list of allowed paired HTML tags
{{htmlsingle}}a list of allowed single HTML tags
{{nav:prev=Page Name|Label:next=Page Name|Label}}page navigation footer
{{oldforumlink:### link title}}a link to a phpBB2 forum thread
{{portrait:Short Name:Long Name}}a user portrait
{{post:Date:User Name}}a nice "posted by" box
{{recentchanges}}the Recent Changes table
{{recentforumposts}}the Recent Forum Posts table
{{searchform}}a search form
{{searchfull}}a bigger search form
{{searchgoogle}}a Google search form
{{uploadform|Upload Form}}link to the upload form
{{wrongtitle:Correct Title}}the template for pages with incorrect names