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Types of wiki pages[edit]

Commentary pages. Most pages on this site are "commentary" pages where users can share their insights into the scriptures. Each commentary page has several section headings, each followed by an explanatory description. You are welcome to contribute to all sections of a commentary page.

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 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 wiki pages[edit]

Getting started. Editing is easy. Anytime you see the word "edit" in blue letters, you can click on it to edit the content of a particular page or section of a page. Then scroll to the bottom of the page to find a text box containing the editable text. You edit the wiki page by simply changing the text in that box. It is that easy. Complete your edit by writing a short description of your edit in the small field below the edit-box labeled Summary. When you are finished, press Show preview to see how your changes will look. When they look right, press Save page. You do not have to do any more than this for your contributions to be welcome. You can stop reading this page right now if you want.

Beyond text. Clicking the edit link is also a great way to see how links and formatting are created. If you see something and want to know how it was done, just clink on the edit link. To see how the links and formatting on this page were created, click on the edit link above. Or you can go to our wiki markup tutorial that will take you from new beginner to true proficient.

Please experiment in our sandbox, not here or on any of our other pages.

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 3:7 page (the first link in this sentence uses a vertical pipe, the second does not).
  • 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].

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

Paragraph formatting. An asterisk is used to create a bullet, a colon is used to indent an entire paragraph (or bullet). Two colons will "double-indent" a paragraph (or a bullet).

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

To learn how to do even more, see our wiki markup tutorial.