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This wiki (and the [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki 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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=='''<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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► The following links provide a simple and concise overview of how to use this wiki.
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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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:* [[Help:General | '''General information''']] - read this first for a general overview of how to use PsychWiki.
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=='''<span style="color:#FF9900;">tracking changes</span>'''==
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:* [[Help:Buttons/Links | '''Buttons/Links''']] - explanation of all buttons and links that run along the top and left-hand side of this site.
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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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:* [[Help:Functions | '''Functions''']] - summary of available functions on the site including how to customize the site, keep track of edits, and stay in communication with others.
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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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:* [[Help:Creating new pages | '''Creating new pages''']] - information on how to create new pages.
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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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:* [[Help:Editing | '''Editing help''']] - helpful summary and tips on how to edit pages.
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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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=='''<span style="color:#FF9900;">miscellaneous</span>'''==
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...how to '''[[Help:Communicating | comment on a specific article?]]'''<br>
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► The following links provide more general information about the software ([http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki MediaWiki]) used by PsychWiki:  
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...how to '''[[Help:Communicating | communicate with other users?]]'''<br>
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...how can I link to '''[[Help:Editing#Google_Scholar_Function | Google Scholar?]]'''<br>
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:*[http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_i18n Documentation on customizing] the webpage and the interface.
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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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:*[http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User%27s_Guide User's Guide] for usage and configuration help.
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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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see [http://www.psychwiki.com/index.php?title=Special%3AAllpages&from=&namespace=12 here] for a list of all help topics
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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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