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Creating a Page

Using links

If you or any other contributor create a link to an article that does not exist yet, the link will be colored red, like this.

Clicking a red link will take you to the edit page for the new article. Simply type your text, click save and the new page will be created.

Once the page has been created, the link will automatically change from red to blue (or purple for pages you've already visited) indicating that the article now exists.

Usually this is the best way to create a new page, because it means that right from the start, the page will be linked from at least one other place on the wiki (and typically you will want to mesh it into other related pages later).

If you are creating a new page without creating any link to it, you may need to ask yourself: Does this page really fit in with the topics already covered in the wiki?

Also, how are you expecting visitors to find this page? Normally there is no reason to create a page without first creating a red link to it.


From the search box

If you search for a page that doesn't exist (using the search box in the top right of the page) then you will be provided with a link to create the new page.

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Using the URL

You can also use a URL for creating a new page. The URL to an article of the wiki usually looks like this:  

https://pzwiki.net/wiki/Game_ModesARTICLE  

If you replace ARTICLE with the name of the page you want to create, you will be taken to a blank page, indicating that no article of that name exists yet.

Clicking the "Create" Tab at the top right of the page (next to the search function) will then take you to the edit page for that article, where you can create the new page by typing your text, and clicking submit.


Formatting

You can format your text by using wiki markup. This consists of normal characters like asterisks, apostrophes or equal signs which have a special function in the wiki, sometimes depending on their position. For example, to format a word in italic, you include it in two pairs of apostrophes like ''this''.

Text formatting markup

Description You type You get
Character (inline) formatting – applies anywhere
Italic text
''italic''

italic

Bold text
'''bold'''

bold

Bold and italic
'''''bold & italic'''''

bold & italic

Escape wiki markup
<nowiki>no ''markup''</nowiki>

no ''markup''

Section formatting – only at the beginning of the line
Section Headings of different levels

=== Level 2 ===

==== Level 3 ====

====== Level 4 ======

======= Level 5 ======= 

========= Level 6 =========

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5
Level 6
Horizontal rule
Text before
----
Text after

Text before


Text after

Bullet list


* Start each line
* with an asterisk (*).
** More asterisks give deeper
*** and deeper levels.
* Line breaks <br />don't break levels.
*** But jumping levels creates empty space.
Any other start ends the list.


* combine bullet list
** with definition 
::- definition
** creates empty space

* combine bullet list
** with definition 
*:- definition
** without empty spaces
*bullet list
:- definition
:* sublist that doesn't create empty
:* spaces after definition

  • Start each line
  • with an (*).
    • More asterisks give deeper
      • and deeper levels.
  • Line breaks
    don't break levels.
      • But jumping levels creates empty space.

Any other start ends the list.

  • combine bullet list
    • with definition
- definition
    • creates empty space
  • combine bullet list
    • with definition
    - definition
    • without empty spaces
  • bullet list
- definition
  • sublist that doesn't create empty
  • spaces after definition
Definition list

;item 1
: definition 1
;item 2
: definition 2-1
: definition 2-2

item 1
definition 1
item 2
definition 2-1
definition 2-2
Indent text

: Single indent
:: Double indent
::::: Multiple indent

Single indent
Double indent
Multiple indent
Mixture of different types of list


# one
# two
#* two point one
#* two point two
# three
#; three item one
#: three def one
# four
#: four def one
#: this looks like a continuation
#: and is often used
#: instead <br />of <nowiki><br /></nowiki>
# five
## five sub 1
### five sub 1 sub 1
## five sub 2

  1. one
  2. two
    • two point one
    • two point two
  3. three
    three item one
    three def one
  4. four
    four def one
    this looks like a continuation
    and is often used
    instead
    of <br />
  5. five
    1. five sub 1
      1. five sub 1 sub 1
    2. five sub 2
Preformatted text


Start each line with a space.
 Text is '''preformatted''' and
 ''markups'' '''''can''''' be done.

Start each line with a space.

Text is preformatted and
markups can be done.
Preformatted text blocks
 
<nowiki>Start with a space in the first column,
(before the <nowiki>).

Then your block format will be
    maintained.
 
This is good for copying in code blocks:


 def function():
    """documentation string"""


 if True:
        print True
    else:
        print False</nowiki>
Start with a space in the first column,
(before the <nowiki>).


Then your block format will be
    maintained.


 This is good for copying in code blocks:


 def function():
    """documentation string"""

    
 if True:
        print True
    else:
        print False


Paragraphs

MediaWiki ignores single line breaks. To start a new paragraph, leave an empty line. You can force a line break within a paragraph with the HTML tag <br />.

HTML tags

Some HTML tags are allowed in MediaWiki, for example <code>, <div>, <span> and <font>. These apply anywhere you insert them.

Description You type You get
Inserted
(Displays as underline in most browsers)
<ins>Inserted</ins>

or

<u>Underline</u>

Inserted

or

Underline

Deleted
(Displays as strikethrough in most browsers)
<s>Struck out</s>

or

<del>Deleted</del>

Struck out

or

Deleted

Fixed width text
<code>Source code</code>

or

<code>Fixed width text</code>

Source code

or

Fixed width text

Blockquotes
Text before
<blockquote>Blockquote</blockquote>
Text after

Text before

Blockquote

Text after

Comment
<!-- This is a comment -->
Comments are visible only 
in the edit zone.

Comments are visible only in the edit zone.

Completely preformatted text
<pre>
Text is '''preformatted''' and 
''markups'' '''''cannot''''' be done</pre>
Text is '''preformatted''' and 
''markups'' '''''cannot''''' be done
Customized preformatted text
<pre style="color: red">
Text is '''preformatted''' 
with a style and 
''markups'' '''''cannot''''' be done
</pre>
Text is '''preformatted''' 
with a style and 
''markups'' '''''cannot''''' be done