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To make this table actually function you have to add " { { #CSS:Style_table1.css } } " (without spaces and quotation marks) to the page. This can be done anywhere and does not show up on the finished paged at all.
This will create a bare table.  To make the table stand out a bit by adding a background color and some color to the lines, you may call up a CSS file that formats the table.  This is done by adding the following line
<nowiki> {{#CSS:Style_table1.css}} </nowiki>
anywhere in the page.  See [[Style Page]] for more information.

Revision as of 15:34, 1 June 2010


I'm no Expert on this but I do think I have got people pages down.

My People Pages seek to have the following -

A Persona Description including the players main interests, current titles, and past titles.

A Picture

Any personal sca related websites that person owns or manages.

A Table Containing the person's current OP.

The Category so that the page is placed in the right Category.

I have been creating pages by making links that I know do not exist. For example the Steppes page had a ton of tables with peoples names. Wiki is incredibly expandable in that all you have to do to make a page for an item is make that word or phrase a link. TO CREATE A LINK YOU ADD " [ [ " to the front and " ] ] " to the end WITHOUT the quotation marks (") and spaces. Once a link is created and the edit saved the link will show as red - meaning that there is a page waiting to be created for this word or phrase. To edit that page all you have to do is click the red link and Wiki will take you directly to the edit for that page. TO ACCESS THE EDIT FEATURE ON AN EXISTING PAGE - select the "Edit" tab at the top of the page.

Adding a Picture

Once you log into Wiki you may notice that you have an extra box at in the left side bar called "toolbox". To add a picture to wiki you have to first upload it to wiki. In order to do this click on "Upload File" and follow Wiki's instructions. Once the File is uploaded wiki will give you a page with that file on it. It should look something like this Vyolante's Picture. To add an image to the page simply type " [ [ Image:Imgaename.extension ] ] " for example " [ [ Image:vyolante.jpg ] ] " (again WITHOUT quotation marks and spaces).

OP Tables This is two fold - part one is the OP link. When creating a link to an outside source simply " [ [ THELINK OP ] ] " maintaining the space between the link and the title you want displayed only. OP links are long so this is nifty! Mine looks like this - " [ [ http://heraldry.ansteorra.org/OP/op-names.php?search=vyolante&submit=search&OP=&order=1&id=4283&NameReg=on&DeviceReg=on OP ] ] "

The table itself is a little more complicated - but I'm going to try my best to just give you a template. To open the table you type "{ |" on a line by itself WITHOUT spaces and quotation marks. (| is normally created by hitting shift plus \). From there you start each line with "|" and separate those lines with "| - " For Example

"{ |

| -

| my text

| -

(again minus spaces and quotation marks) To Create additional columns you separate the text with a " | | " (without spaces and quotation marks) You close the table with a " | } " The Code for my table looks like this -

"{ |

| [ [ Award of Arms ] ] | | 2008-05-24 | | I don't have a note on my AOA but if I did it would be here

| }"

This will create a bare table. To make the table stand out a bit by adding a background color and some color to the lines, you may call up a CSS file that formats the table. This is done by adding the following line


anywhere in the page. See Style Page for more information.

Adding a Category to a page is very simple! It doesn't matter where you put the line of code - but I tend to put it at the very bottom of the page with my table code. To add a People page to the People category include " [ [ Category: People ] ] " maintaining spaces between Category and People only. According to wiki you can put in Category: People, Fish, Bread, Dogs and all of them will work. I haven't tried that though. :)

I hope this helps more then it hinders and if you have any questions or comments please feel free to email me at vyolante@gmail.com

--Vyolante 17:44, 1 June 2010 (UTC)