Help:Contents

Is this your first visit to UOGuide? Be sure to read our introduction page on how you can help out the site.

  • Watch the Video Tutorial - If you are brand new and have never edited a wiki before.
  • Ask a Question - If you need any help, post a message in the UOGuide Discussion Forum. A reply will be made to your comment, so check back regularly.
  • Sandbox - Feel free to use the Sandbox for getting a feel of the editing system. Don't worry about overwriting what is already there. It is meant as a playground to get you started.

Editing Toolbar

The toolbar makes it quick and easy to format articles.

When you are editing a page on UOGuide a helpful toolbar is located above the page text area. There are two modes for using the buttons:

  • Insert - Place your cursor at the location you want and press the icon, the code will be inserted at the cursor location.
  • Select - Highlight the text you want to format and press the icon, the code will surround the selected text.

Icons

Uoguide toolbar icon bold.png - Bold Text
Uoguide toolbar icon italic.png - Italic Text
Uoguide toolbar icon link.png - Opens a menu to create an internal or external site link
Uoguide toolbar icon file.png - Opens a menu to embed an image
Uoguide toolbar icon reference.png - Opens a menu to create a cited reference

Advanced

Heading - Inserts a section heading of the size you select
Uoguide toolbar icon bulletlist.png - Create bullet list
Uoguide toolbar icon numberlist.png - Create numbered list
Uoguide toolbar icon nowiki.png - Prevent text being altered by wiki formatting
Uoguide toolbar icon newline.png - Insert a line break
Uoguide toolbar icon largetext.png - Make text larger
Uoguide toolbar icon smalltext.png - Make text smaller
Uoguide toolbar icon superscript.png - Raise text a little (superscript)
Uoguide toolbar icon subscript.png - Lower text a little (subscript)
Uoguide toolbar icon gallery.png - Creates an image gallery
Uoguide toolbar icon redirect.png - Inserts code to create page redirect
Uoguide toolbar icon table.png - Opens a menu to create a table
Uoguide toolbar icon search.png - Opens a menu to search and replace text in the article

Special Characters

Shows characters for many different languages. The symbols section is probably the most useful out of these.

Help

Shows a quick reference to explain common formatting code.

Wiki Formatting

Here are more detailed explanations and examples of how wiki formatting works.

Description You Type You Get
Applies anywhere
Italicize Text ''italic'' italic
Bold Text '''bold''' bold
Bold and Italic '''''bold & italic''''' bold & italic
Internal Link
(within UOGuide)
[[Name of Page]]
[[Name of Page|Display Text]]
Name of Page
Display Text
External Link
(to other websites)
[http://www.example.com]
[http://www.example.com display text]
http://www.example.com
[1]
display text
http://www.example.com
Escape Wiki Markup ''markup''
<nowiki>no ''markup''</nowiki>
markup
no ''markup''
Line Break one{{Line Break}}two one
two
Monospace Text This text is not Monospace.
{{Monospace|This text is Monospace.}}
This text is not Monospace.
This text is Monospace.
Sign Posts
on talk pages
~~~~ Username 11:27, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Image [[File:Kingdom_reborn_icon.jpg]] Kingdom reborn icon.jpg
Thumbnail Image [[File:Kingdom_reborn_icon.jpg|thumb|Caption text]]
Caption text
Applies only when placed at the beginning of a new line
Section Headings ==Level 1==
===Level 2===
====Level 3====
=====Level 4=====

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4
Bulleted List * one
* two
** two point one
** two point two
* three
  • one
  • two
    • two point one
    • two point two
  • three
Numbered List # one
# two
## two point one
## two point two
# three
  1. one
  2. two
    1. two point one
    2. two point two
  3. three
Indenting Text Definition
: item 1
: item 2

Definition

item 1
item 2
Create Table
{|
!Weapon
!Weight
!Swing Delay
|-
|Katana
|6 stones
|2.5 seconds
|-
|Longsword
|7 stones
|3.5 seconds
|}
{| Table start
|- Table Row
! Table Row for Header
| Table Cell
|} Table end
Weapon Weight Swing Delay
Katana 6 stones 2.5 seconds
Longsword 7 stones 3.5 seconds

Editing Guidelines

Important Note: If you are a new contributor it is not nesessary to read any of the following pages. You are encouraged to contribute as best you can. If you become a regular contributor and want to learn a lot more about UOGuide editing there is the following: