Help:Editing

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.7. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Editing.

Editing

Every wiki page has an "edit" tab at the top plus edit links at the side. These links lets you do exactly what they say i.e. edit the page you're looking at. Please try it in the sandbox!

Show preview

This lets you see what the page will look like after your edit, before you actually save. We all make mistakes; this feature lets you catch them immediately. Using Show preview before saving also lets you try format changes and other edits without cluttering up the page history, and has a number of other advantages. Don't forget to save your edits after previewing, though!

Edit summary

Before saving the page, it's considered good practice to enter a very brief summary of your changes in the summary box below the edit-box.

This is Mr. Browns World History/Geography Web page

Links

Wiki links

To make a wiki link, simply put the word in double square brackets, like this:
[[Sandbox]]

If you want to use words other than the article title as the text of the link, you can do so by adding the pipe "|" divider (SHIFT + BACKSLASH on English-layout and other keyboards) followed by the alternative name.

For example, if you wanted to make a link to the sandbox, but wanted it to say "my text" you would write it as:
[[sandbox|my text]]...
It would appear as: my text... but would link to the sandbox.

External links

The easiest way to make an external link is to simply type in the full URL for the page you want to link to e.g. http://www.google.com.

To make the link display something other than the URL, use one square bracket at each end. If you want to make a link to Google, type
[http://www.google.com/]

This will display the link as a number in brackets, like this: [1].

If you want the link to appear with text that you specify, add an alternative title after the address separated by a space (not a pipe). So if you want the link to appear as Google search engine, just type
[http://www.google.com Google search engine]
.

Categories

To put a page in a category, just type
[[Category:]]
, and put the name of the category between the colon and the brackets.

External links