Wiki FAQ



How do I change a page?


Whether you originally wrote a page or not, if you have the right permissions you can add text to a page or edit what's already there. In fact, that's really the whole idea behind this site.

  1. Click on the "EasyEdit" button…
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    and the toolbar will appear.

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  2. Type in your new text, edit what's there, or paste in text from another document. You can use the formatting buttons in the toolbar to change the alignment and format of the text, just as you would with a word processing program.

  3. When you're satisfied, click on the "Save" button in the toolbar.
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  4. A new dialog will then appear where you can leave an optional short note describing why you made this edit or text entry.
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    These notes appear when you click on the "complete history" link in the "Last page update" area of the page. You can either add an edit note of skip it.


How do I add an image?


  1. To add an image to a page, just click on the "EasyEdit" button and the toolbar will appear.
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  2. Place your cursor where you'd like to display your image, and click on the "Image" button in the toolbar.

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  3. The "Add Image" dialog box will appear.
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  4. Choose the location of the image to upload or search for an image using the "Search Yahoo! Images" link in the upper right corner. To add an image that's on your computer, select the "On my computer" option, and then click on the "Browse" button to navigate to the image's location on your hard drive. To add an image on another web site, click on the "Add from URL" button and paste in the complete address of the image (for example: http://www.wikifoundry.com/images/sample.jpg).

  5. Type in a short description of your image—this text will appear when site visitors place their cursor over the image. Then, click “Add Image.”

  6. After you’ve filled out the details and clicked on the “Add Image” button, an “Edit Image” dialog will appear.
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You can change the size of your image by using the (-) or (+) options. You can also change where your image appears in relationship to the copy on the page by using the layout icons. When you're satisfied with the size and layout of your image, click on the "Done" button in the toolbar.


How do I delete an image (or image placeholder)?


Follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the appropriate page.

  2. Click the EasyEdit button

  3. Click on the photo that you would like delete.

  4. On your keyboard, hit the Backspace or Delete button.

  5. Click "Save" in the EasyEdit toolbar.


How do I add a link?


  1. To insert a link on a page, just click on the "EasyEdit" button and the toolbar will appear.
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  2. Select the text you'd like to turn into a link and click on the "Link" button in the EasyEdit toolbar.

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  3. The "Add Link" dialog box will appear.

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  4. To link to a page on this site, click on the Find Page button and browse to the page you want or start typing the name of the page to which you want to link. As you type in the name of the page you'd like to link to, a list of pages with similar names will appear. Select a name from this list, or type in the full page name.

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    To create a link to a page on another website, type or paste in the complete URL (for example: http://www.wikifoundry.com).


How do I add a table?


  1. To add a table to a page, just click on the "EasyEdit" button and the toolbar will appear.
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  2. Place your cursor on the page where you want to insert a table and then click the "Table" button in the toolbar.

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  3. The "Add Table" dialog will open.

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  4. Enter the number of rows and columns your table requires.

  5. You can set the width manually by defining a number of pixels, or choose "Fit to Page" to create a table that will expand to full page width.

  6. Enter how many pixels of cell margin you want between your text and your borders.

  7. Select a "wrap text" option to define how the table appears in relation to other page contents.

  8. Select a border style.

  9. Confirm the table properties by clicking the "Add Table" button.


To edit a table after it has been created, place your cursor in the cell or row you want to edit and right-click.
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In the resulting menu are options to add or delete rows, add or delete columns, and delete the table.To alter the border style or table layout, or redefine the table width, choose "Edit table" from the menu to open the Edit Table dialog.


Learn More


The above notes are extracts from Wetpaint's own FAQ (frequently asked questions). You can read their FAQ in full by clicking here. If you want to practice your skills, try Wetpaint's Sandbox. Happy editing!



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