CaptainHellrazor
 member, 23 posts
Mon 25 May 2020
at 14:17
Wiki Tutorial?
Is there a tutorial somewhere that explains how to create a wiki for a new game?  I can't figure out how to get past typing some text in the first page.  How do you add pages, links etc?
virtual4sight
 member, 131 posts
Mon 25 May 2020
at 14:50
Wiki Tutorial?
In reply to CaptainHellrazor (msg # 1):

You are basically building as you go. I look at it as developing an index on your first page. Reference additional pages on the first page, i.e.

[[Second Page Title]]

and then save your article. That will create a link reference on that page and when you click on the link it will create the new page.

You can go to this page for a fair explanation of how the wiki system works on RPoL:

http://wiki.rpol.net/
RanzarthPhx
 member, 32 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 21:47
Wiki Tutorial?
In reply to virtual4sight (msg # 2):

I don't find that page really explains anything at all either. I've been swapping back and forth between that and my game trying to figure out how to actually create content. Your explanation was far better then what I got from there explanation.
Sithraider
 member, 219 posts
 Momento Mori
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 22:00
Wiki Tutorial?
I will put a Header and Footer with links on my pages. The wiki doesn't nest it's pages each one is it's one thing. So navigating it is hard. Also, make an [[Index]] page and create all of your pages from there. If you forget the name of a page, or mispell it, you'll be happy you did. There's no way (that I know of) to find lost pages.

[[Game Wiki Main Page|Home]] | [[next_page_name | Next]] | [[last_page_name | Previous]] [[Index]]
RanzarthPhx
 member, 35 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 22:03
Wiki Tutorial?
In reply to Sithraider (msg # 4):

Thank you.
RanzarthPhx
 member, 37 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 22:11
Wiki Tutorial?
So anyway to delete pages that you've created by accident when trying to set things up?


Also how do you link to an existing page without creating a new one?
Sithraider
 member, 222 posts
 Momento Mori
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 22:16
Wiki Tutorial?
I believe that the page reference is there forever. You can just edit the contents out of any page you don't want to use, but You can't remove the page reference.

If you know what page you want to have next, just put it in the brackets. Once you leave the page you are editing, you'll see the hyperlink for the new page. Click that, and it will prompt you to make the new page. You could, theoretically, build your Index all upfront and then create the pages by selecting the hyperlink from the Index page.
Sithraider
 member, 223 posts
 Momento Mori
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 22:19
Wiki Tutorial?
If you go to the game wiki list page: http://wiki.rpol.net/?id=List%20of%20Game%20Wikis you can see a list of the rpol games that have wiki's. You might be able to see the code they use.

BTW, don't forget to lock your wiki page if you don't want anyone to be able to edit it. Or, name the RPOL User you do want to be able to edit it.

EDIT: there used to be WAY more wiki's listed. People must have taken them down at some point. I think listing was automatic before and now it seems you have to include your own games.

EDIT II: It seems that when you delete your game, the wiki goes away as well. I don't think it used to do that. Though, I remember seeing discussions on that somewhere and jase commenting that he hadn't thought about that before.

This message was last edited by the user at 22:27, Wed 13 Jan.

RanzarthPhx
 member, 38 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 22:39
Wiki Tutorial?
Thank you for everything.

Well I can add my game to the Wiki game list. But trying to use the same method within my game doesn't work and created another new page.
Sithraider
 member, 224 posts
 Momento Mori
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 22:51
Wiki Tutorial?
you can't link to the wiki from your game directly. There is a Wiki Link in the menu, and you can use the <a href="wiki URL"></a> to link to the page or any page URL in the wiki.

I can look at it and see what's going on if you want.
RanzarthPhx
 member, 39 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 22:59
Wiki Tutorial?
In reply to Sithraider (msg # 10):

Here is where I am at atm. If you go to the Next Page or index page I can't get it to link back to the "Home Page"


http://wiki.rpol.net/?edit=72735

This message was last edited by the user at 22:59, Wed 13 Jan.

locojedi
 member, 191 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 23:35
Wiki Tutorial?
Try this: link to a message in another game

And this: http://wiki.rpol.net/?id=syntax

This message was last edited by the user at 23:40, Wed 13 Jan.