PSLC Theory Wiki Help
About this page
This page is general help for working with the PSLC wiki. Please feel free to add anything to this you feel would be of use or to modify anything here you think is unclear.
If you have any problems/questions please contact Michael Bett, PSLC Managing Director
The for basic formating options visit www.mediawiki.org. A good list of what is possible with examples is available here. For more advanced editing try searching for what you wish to do at meta.wikimedia.org.
Adding/Starting a page
You can use the URL for creating a new page.
If you replace
ARTICLE with the name of the page you wish to create, you will be taken to a blank page which indicates that no article of that name exists yet. Clicking the "edit" at the top of the page will take you to the edit page for that article, where you can create the new page by typing your text, and clicking submit.
Making a Link
To create an internal link within the wiki put the name of the page inside a double bracket.
- Example: [[Interactive Communication]] becomes Interactive Communication
If you wish to change the text of the link add a "|" inside the brackets followed by the text.
- Example: [[Interactive Communication | The Interactive Communication Research Cluster]] becomes The Interactive Communication Research Cluster
For an external link use a single bracket with the url a space followed by the text.
- Example: [http://www.cmu.edu/ CMU Website] becomes CMU Website
Exact specifications for creating links and more advanced linking tips can be found here.
On the bottom of most pages and what should be on the bottom of all pages is [[Category:Some Category]]. While this isn't strictly necessary it does help in the organization of the wiki. Currently there are 5 categories.
- Cluster [[Category:Cluster]]
- Project [[Category:Project]]
- Study [[Category:Study]]
- Glossary [[Category:Glossary]] Additional instructions for categorizing glossary items.
- Protected [[Category:Protected]] which means that the page is only visible to PSLC members who are logged in.
- DataShop [[Category:DataShop]] which is on all DataShop related pages include feature requests.
These categories can then be linked directly. For example http://www.learnlab.org/research/wiki/index.php/Category:Study or just [[:Category:Study|Study]] brings up all the studies in an alphabetical order. It should provide a quick overview of all studies, project, glossary items. Please include the category at the bottom of new pages to help with classification.
Creating a new category is as simple as typing [[Category:New Category]] (replace New Category with your actual category) anywhere on your page. This will automatically create the new category.
Uploading a File
On the left hand side menu toolbox is the link to Upload File. Enter the form information as directed on that page. To then place a link upon your page you will use [[Image:File.jpg]] where File.jpg is the name of the file you uploaded if the file was an image, or [[Media:File.doc]] where File.doc is the name of the file you uploaded and it is not an image file.
Only certain file types are allowed for uploads. If you have a file type that is restricted and you think should be included please send an email request to PSLC Managing Director Michael Bett (mbett AT cs.cmu.edu) or wiki administrator Benjamin Billings (bkb AT cs.cmu.edu).