On how to use the wiki
- Start editing
First of all you need an account, this is so other users can see who made the edits. To create an account just press the Log in / create account link at the top right of the page. You have to link your account then with the contact database. Enter your name under 'Your full name'. If you cannot find your name there, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and ask for an account in the contact database. To then start editing this or any other page either click the edit link at the top of the page or use the edit button at the beginning of each section. This takes you to the edit page: a page with a text box containing the wikitext: the editable source code from which the server produces the webpage.
- Type your changes
- Preview before saving
When you have finished, click Show preview to see how your changes will look before you make them permanent. Repeat the edit/preview process until you are satisfied, then click Save page and your changes will be immediately applied to the article.
For further guidance go to How to edit. You may also view the PowerPoint version of the Coastal Wiki Tutorial online - Contains slides that go over the basic skills of uploading articles and editing in coastal wiki, intended for new Coastal Wiki users. Covers headings, lists and numbering, emphasis, images, references, links and definitions.
Success with editing the EncoraWiki!