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This wiki (and the mediawiki sofware) is designed to be '''easy to use''' and still have '''extensive functionality'''.
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This wiki (and the [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki MediaWiki] software) is designed to be easy to use and still have extensive functionality: 
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::::see '''[[Help:Functions | here]]''' for a summary of the different functions offered by PsychWiki
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::::see '''[[Help:General | here]]''' for a summary of the functions if you are logged-in versus not logged-in
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=='''<span style="color:#FF9900;">searching</span>'''==
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...how to use the '''[[Help:Searching#Search_Function | search function?]]'''<br>
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...how to use '''[[Help:Searching#Using_Google_within_PsychWiki | Google within PsychWiki?]]'''<br>
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...what is '''[[Help:Searching#What_links_here | "what links here" link?]]'''<br>
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...are there'''[[Help:Searching#Other_Ways_to_find_what_you_are_looking_for | other ways to find what i'm looking for?]]'''
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Below is a concise overview of how to use this wiki and the links at end provide more detailed information.
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=='''<span style="color:#FF9900;">editing</span>'''==
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...what are the '''[[Help:Editing#Basic_Steps | basics steps to edit a page?]]'''<br>
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...how to '''[[Help:Editing#Spell-Check | spell-check?]]'''<br>
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...what is the '''[[Help:Editing#Edit_Toolbar | editing toolbar?]]'''<br>
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...how to do '''[[Help:Editing#Basic_Text_Formatting | basic text formatting?]]'''<br>
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...can I '''[[Help:Editing#Using_HTML | use HTML?]]'''<br>
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...is there a way to '''[[Help:Editing#Signing_your_entries | sign my entries?]]'''<br>
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...how to create '''[[Help:Editing#Creating_Sections | sections within a page?]]'''<br>
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...how to use '''[[Help:Editing#Using_bullets_and_lists | bullets and lists?]]'''<br>
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...how to make '''[[Help:Editing#Using_Links | internal and external links?]]'''<br>
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...how to create '''[[Help:Editing#Creating_Tables | tables?]]'''<br>
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...how do I '''[[Help:Editing#Uploading_Files_and_Images | upload files and images?]]'''<br>
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...how do I configure the '''[[Help:Editing#Table_of_Contents | table of contents?]]'''<br>
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=='''<span style="color:#FF9900;">organizing</span>'''==
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...how to'''[[Help:Creating new pages | start a new page?]]'''<br>
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...how to '''[[Help:Organizing#How_do_I_rename_a_page.3F | rename a page?]]'''<br>
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...how do I '''[[Help:Organizing#How_do_I_.22move.22_a_page.3F | move a page?]]'''<br>
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...how do I '''[[Help:Organizing#How_do_I_.22redirect.22_a_page.3F | redirect a page?]]'''<br>
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...how to'''[[Help:Organizing#How_do_I_delete_a_page.3F | delete a page?]]'''<br>
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...what are'''[[Help:Organizing#What_are_categories.3F | categories?]]'''
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=='''<span style="color:#FF9900;">tracking changes</span>'''==
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...where can I find a '''[[Help:Tracking_changes#Quick_summary_of_how_to_track_changes | summary of how to track changes? ]]'''<br>
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...how can I '''[[Help:Tracking_changes#How_can_I_view_the_edits_made_to_pages_within_PsychWiki.3F | view edits made to pages?]]'''<br>
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...where can I find a '''[[Help:Tracking_changes#Where_can_I_find_a_list_of_all_the_edits_I_have_made.3F | list of all the edits I've made?]]'''<br>
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...how do I '''[[Help:Tracking_changes#How_do_I_.22watch.22_pages.3F | "watch" pages?]]'''<br>
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...how do I '''[[Help:Tracking_changes#How_do_I_receive_email_notifications_on_page_changes.3F | get email notifications on page changes?]]'''
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==If not logged in==
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=='''<span style="color:#FF9900;">miscellaneous</span>'''==
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* Anyone can view the '''Article''' page even if not logged in
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...how to '''[[Help:Communicating | comment on a specific article?]]'''<br>
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:: The Article page contains the content of the website and ...
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...how to '''[[Help:Communicating | communicate with other users?]]'''<br>
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* Anyone can view the '''Discussion''' page even if not logged in
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...how can I link to '''[[Help:Editing#Google_Scholar_Function | Google Scholar?]]'''<br>
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...how do I add '''[[Help:Editing#Footnotes | footnotes?]]'''<br>
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... what are the '''[[Help:Buttons-Top | buttons along the top of this page?]]'''<br>
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:: Many of other functions are of the site are still available even if you are not logged in -- see the section below "Tabs - explanation of each one"
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... what are the '''[[Help:Buttons/Links#Buttons.2FLinks_in_the_upper_right_corner_.28on_grayish_background.29 | links in the top-right corner of the webpage?]]'''<br>
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... what are the '''[[Help:Buttons/Links#Buttons.2FLinks_along_the_left_hand_side | links within the left-hand side window?]]'''<br>
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... what are the '''[[Help:Buttons/Links#Buttons.2FLinks_along_the_bottom | links along the bottom?]]'''<br>
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* You can edit the '''Article''' page
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:: The Watch tab allows you to track changes on the articles you declare an interest in. Watched articles are also bolded in the “Recent Changes” list.
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Please see [http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_i18n documentation on customizing the interface] and the [http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User%27s_Guide User's Guide] for usage and configuration help.
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Latest revision as of 04:54, 28 April 2012

This wiki (and the MediaWiki software) is designed to be easy to use and still have extensive functionality:

see here for a summary of the different functions offered by PsychWiki
see here for a summary of the functions if you are logged-in versus not logged-in

searching

...how to use the search function?
...how to use Google within PsychWiki?
...what is "what links here" link?
...are there other ways to find what i'm looking for?

editing

...what are the basics steps to edit a page?
...how to spell-check?
...what is the editing toolbar?
...how to do basic text formatting?
...can I use HTML?
...is there a way to sign my entries?
...how to create sections within a page?
...how to use bullets and lists?
...how to make internal and external links?
...how to create tables?
...how do I upload files and images?
...how do I configure the table of contents?

organizing

...how to start a new page?
...how to rename a page?
...how do I move a page?
...how do I redirect a page?
...how to delete a page?
...what are categories?

tracking changes

...where can I find a summary of how to track changes?
...how can I view edits made to pages?
...where can I find a list of all the edits I've made?
...how do I "watch" pages?
...how do I get email notifications on page changes?

miscellaneous

...how to comment on a specific article?
...how to communicate with other users?
...how can I link to Google Scholar?
...how do I add footnotes?
... what are the buttons along the top of this page?
... what are the links in the top-right corner of the webpage?
... what are the links within the left-hand side window?
... what are the links along the bottom?

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