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Here is a Five point Five minute guide

Quick navigation guide

At the top of each page

  • On the left - the page name - clicking on this gives a list of all the wiki pages that have a link to this page.
  • On the right - “PUGwiki” serves as a link back to the start page.

Top button bar

  • Edit this page (becomes 'Show page' when in edit mode)
  • Old revisions - shows a list of revision history snapshots for this page and allows you to compare any two
  • Recent changes - shows the last change dates for the pages in the current namespace (but on the start page it shows the list for the whole wiki)
  • Search - does what is says on the button

This shows your browsing history (with duplicates weeded out). It does NOT show the hierarchic position of the current page.

Table of Contents

This is automatically generated for the top three levels of headings of every page that had at least two levels of headings.

Edit buttons on the right

These make it easy to edit a section of a long page. There is a button for each of the top two heading levels. The button to edit a section is on the right at the foot of the section.

Bottom button bar

  • Edit this page (becomes 'Show page' when in edit mode)
  • Old revisions - shows a list of revisions history snapshots for this page and allows you to compare any two
  • Manage Subscriptions - allows you to be notified by email of changes to a page or within a namespace
  • Update profile - allows you to edit your personal details & settings
  • Logout - like it says!
  • Sitemap - takes you to a hierarchic view of the whole wiki
  • Back to top - nips up to the top of the current page

Simple text edits

Open up the editor using the 'Edit this page' buttton. You'll see that the wiki does not use a WYSIWYG editor, instead you work with its text markup system.

For simple text, just type!

  • pressing enter twice will break a paragraph
  • highlight a piece of text and then make it bold or italic with the buttons at the top of the editor panel
  • there are button to give headings at five levels

When finished, you can preview the changed page. Only when you click the 'Save' button are your changes committed permanently so others can see them.

If you change your mind about the changes you made, the 'Cancel' button will discard your changes and release the lock on the page (so others can edit it).

Create a new page

  1. Edit an existing page and insert [[newpagename]] - newpagename
  2. Save that page and click on the link you just created - you will be told the page does not exist and invited to create it.

Note this is the reverse of normal web site building logic where one would expect to create a page before creating a reference to it!


Links to other VViki pages can be made using the 'Internal Link' button which will automatically create a link to the page you select with its top header as the text - e.g. [[playground:playground|PlayGround]] - PlayGround


If you just paste a URL (the whole thing including the initial http://) into the text, it will automatically be made into a link -

Alternatively, use the 'External Link' button on the editor and put your URL and display text into the skeleton inserted by the button - [[|External Link]] - like this - [[|OFHS web site]] - giving the result OFHS web site


This is really easy, just enclose the email address between < and > - <> -

Upload a file

  1. edit the page on which you want the upload to appear
  2. click the 'Add Images and other files' button
  3. select the file using the 'choose' button
  4. then use the 'upload' button so the file appears in the list of files
  5. click on the file you uploaded to exit the upload manager and place a reference to it in the page you are editing
quick_guide.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/30 00:09 by

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