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The link will thereafter point to [[Anakao|http://www.madacamp.com/Anakao]]
The link will thereafter point to [[Anakao|http://www.madacamp.com/Anakao]]
To link to a page on another website, enclose the words witin sinle square brackets and with linked word(s) after the URL:
To link to a page on another website, enclose the link location within single square brackets and the linked word(s) after the URL:
<nowiki>[http://www.example.com exampe']</nowiki>
<nowiki>[http://www.example.com exampe']</nowiki>

Revision as of 06:12, 24 March 2009

Basic text editing

The most basic text editing features, such as boldface, italics and links can be formatted with help of the buttons above the edit box. Alternatively, the syntax is simple. For bold text, enclose the word(s) within three single quotes:

'''bold text'''

For italic, enclose the text with two single quotes:

''italic text''

To link a text to another page within the wiki, enclose the word in square double brackets:


The link will thereafter point to http://www.madacamp.com/Anakao

To link to a page on another website, enclose the link location within single square brackets and the linked word(s) after the URL:

[http://www.example.com exampe']

This will result in exampe

Alternatively, typing out the full URL without the brackets: ...


... will result in the link appearing as follows:


To make a listing, simply prefix the list items with asterixes: ...

* item 1 
* item 2
* item 3

... which will appear as follows:

  • item 1
  • item 2
  • item 3

Nested lists can be made as follows: ...

* item 1 
* item 2
** item 2.2
*** item 2.3
* item 3

... and it will appear as follows:

  • item 1
  • item 2
    • item 2.2
      • item 2.3
  • item 3


Some HTML tags are permitted in wikitext. The vast majority of fancy formatting seen on wiki sites is acheived using these limited tags (e.g. tables with CSS styles). See HTML tags in wikitext

Image links

To make an image link to a page instead of leading to the larger version of the same image which is clicked on, add the link parameter to the image markup, eg.:

Big fish.jpg


Display an email address link

The following code:

[mailto:hello@madacamp.com hello@madacamp.com]

... will display as:


Display Skype address with online or offline status

It is possible to display a Skype address with a button that will launch Skype and call or start a chat. First configure your Skype account to allow its status be shown online, which can be done within the Skype application itself. Simply go to Tools->Options->Privacy and tick the checkbox "Allow my status to be shown on the web".

For further information, see http://www.skype.com/intl/en/share/buttons/status.html

Thereafter, the following example can launch a chat window when the Skype button is clicked:

<skype style="style_name" action="chat"><i>YourSkypeName</i></skype>

<skype style="style_name" action="chat">madacamp</skype>

The available styles are: balloon, bigclassic, smallclassic, smallicon, mediumicon

The available actions are: add, chat, call

Adding Google Maps

This wiki includes Google maps and an easy map editor to create and edit Google maps on any pages.

To launch the map creation tool, click on the map button button_map_open.gif above the edit box.

Pan to the region to display, set the various size options and thereafter copy/paste the generated Google map code into the regular edit box and save the page.

Displaying images

Nahampoana Main Building.jpg
Align an image to the left of the text...

[[Image:Nahampoana_Main_Building.jpg|left|70px|]]  Align an image to the left of the text...

<br clear="all">

For further info on image display, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_markup

Displaying image galleries

Using <gallery> ... </gallery> tags to display a thumbnail gallery with images which link to the larger versions of the uploaded images.

Images can also be individually captioned and wiki-markup can be used within captions.

The code example of the above gallery is shown below:

Image:Ilakaka 001.jpg
Image:Ilakaka 002.jpg
Image:Ilakaka 003.jpg
Image:Ilakaka 004.jpg|[[Help:Contents/Links|Links]] can be put in captions.
Image:Ilakaka 005.jpg
Image:Ilakaka 006.jpg|Full [[MediaWiki]]<br />[[syntax]] may now be used...

Displaying wide images

To display an image that is generally wider than most screens in a sideways scrollable box, typically a panorama, the syntax is:

{{Wide image|name|image width|caption|box width|alignment}}


The below example is done by the following code:

{{wide image|Bezavona_pano2.jpg|1800px|Fort Dauphin panorama}}
Fort Dauphin panorama
Fort Dauphin panorama

To display the same image but without a caption, simply omit the caption:

{{wide image|Bezavona_pano2.jpg|1800px}}

To right-align the image while taking up 45% of the paragraph width:

{{wide image|Bezavona_pano2.jpg|1800px|Fort Dauphin panorama|45%|right}}

Or define a fixed width for the scrollbox, eg. 250 pixels:

{{wide image|Bezavona_pano2.jpg|1800px|Fort Dauphin panorama|250px|right}}

Supressing Table of Contents

The table of contents (TOC) is automatically shown at the top of a page if there are four or more headings in an article. To hide this on a page, add the string __NOTOC__ anywhere in the page markup.


Modify styles in http://www.madacamp.com/MediaWiki:Monobook.css

Adding YouTube and Google videos

To embed a video from YouTube onto this wiki, simply copy the video ID from a YouTube URL, e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FChpJY59iD8&feature=related and paste the relevant bit into the edit form as follows:



To add a Google video on a page retrieve, the ID number by clicking the Embed video link next to the video screen, or extract the ID from the URL if one is part of it. For example: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7281432690466273651&hl=en

Then simply place the ID in the following googlevideo tag:



Add a comments field below an article

To add a blog style comments field below an article, such as this one: ...

<comments hideForm="false" />

... insert the following at the end of the article:

<comments hideForm="false" />

The comments are added to the discussion section of each page.

Links to various manual pages