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Kinds of pages

Commentary pages. Most pages on this blog consist of "commentary pages" where there are four different sections for every 5-verse passage of scripture, a section for Questions about the text, a section for Lexical notes about particular words or phrases in the text, a section for Exegesis for interpretation of the text, and a section for Related links for other references regarding the text.

User pages. Every user is automatically assigned a user page when they register for an account. This page can be used to provide information about yourself and for personal study notes. Subpages can be created by creating a link to subpage and then editing that page (see the "Editing pages" section below for more).

Discussion pages. Behind every page on this wiki is a Discussion page that is primarily used for discussing the contents of the page that it is behind. You can access the discussion page by clicking on the tab across the top labeled "discussion."

Hint: if the "discussion" tab is in red letters, the discussion page is empty; if "discussion" is in blue letters there is content on the discussion page. This holds for all links on the site: a red link means the link goes to an empty page while a blue link means there is content on that page being linked to.


Editing pages

Getting started. Anytime you see the word "edit" in blue letters, you can click on it to edit the content of a particular page, section of a page, or subsection of a page.

Creating links. You can create links by using square brackets.

  • On-site links. Two square brackets are used for creating links to on-site pages. The "vertical pipe" symbol can be used to separate the page name from the displayed name for the link. Here is an example of two ways to link to the 1 Ne 1:1 page (the first link in this sentence uses a verticle pipe, the second does not).
Hint: click the edit tab on any section to see the wiki-markup commands used to create the formatting for any particular page, section or subsection. In particular, you should click the edit tab to see how the links above are created.
  • Off-site links. Single square brackets are used for creating links to off-site pages. To create a display name for the link, type a space after the url, then the display name you want before the closing square bracket. Here are two ways to create a link to [1].

Creating headings and subheadings. Use two equal signs (before and after the name of the heading) to create a heading, three equal signs for a subheading, and four equal signs for sub-subheading.

This is an example subheading

Click on the edit tab next to the Editing pages heading above to see the how the code for this subheading is created.

Italics and bold. Italics is created by using to apostrophes before and after the word or phrase in italics, like this. Three apostrophes are used for to make a word or phrase bold, like this.

Bullets and indentation. An astericks is used to create a bullet, a colon is used to indent an entire paragraph (or bullet). Two colons "double-indents" a paragraph (or bullet).

  • Here is a bullet.
  • Here is an indented bullet.
Here is a single-indented paragraph.
Here is a double-indented paragraph.