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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] sofware) is designed to be '''easy to use''' and still have '''extensive functionality''':  
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<table width=710><center>What do you need help with?<br>'''I want to know...'''</center></table>
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'''<span style="color:#004ABA;"><font size=5><Navigating PsychWiki></font></span>'''
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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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=='''<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 '''[[ | move a page?]]'''<br>
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...how do I '''[[ | rename a page?]]'''<br>
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...how to'''[[ | delete a page?]]'''<br>
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...what are'''[[ | categories?]]'''
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=='''<span style="color:#FF9900;">tracking changes</span>'''==
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...what is the '''[[ | "Recent changes" link?]]'''<br>
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...how do I'''[[ | watch pages?]]'''<br>
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...what is the '''[[ | page history?]]'''
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=='''<span style="color:#FF9900;">communicating</span>'''==
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...how do I '''[[ | comment on a specific article?]]'''<br>
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...how do I '''[[ | use my "talk page"?]]'''<br>
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...how do I '''[[ | sign a page?]]'''<br>
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...how do I '''[[| send someone a message?]]'''
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'''<span style="color:#004ABA;"><font size="5"><Buttons/Links></font></span>'''
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==='''<span style="color:#FF9900;">buttons along the <u>top of this page</u></span>'''===
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons-Top#Article | article tab?]]'''<br>
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons-Top#Discussion | discussion tab?]]<br>
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons-Top#Edit | edit tab?]]'''<br>
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons-Top#History | history tab?]]'''<br>
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons-Top#Move | move tab?]]'''<br>
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons-Top#Watch | watch tab?]]'''<br>
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==='''<span style="color:#FF9900;">links at the <u>top of the webpage</u></span>'''===
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons/Links#Buttons.2FLinks_in_the_upper_right_corner_.28on_grayish_background.29 | "your username" link?]]'''<br>
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons/Links#Buttons.2FLinks_in_the_upper_right_corner_.28on_grayish_background.29 | "my talk" link?]]'''<br>
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons/Links#Buttons.2FLinks_in_the_upper_right_corner_.28on_grayish_background.29 | "preference" link?]]'''<br>
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons/Links#Buttons.2FLinks_in_the_upper_right_corner_.28on_grayish_background.29 | "my watchlist" link?]]'''<br>
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons/Links#Buttons.2FLinks_in_the_upper_right_corner_.28on_grayish_background.29 | "my contributions" link?]]'''<br>
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons/Links#Buttons.2FLinks_in_the_upper_right_corner_.28on_grayish_background.29 | "login/logout" link?]]'''<br>
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==='''<span style="color:#FF9900;">links within <u>left-hand side windows</u></span>'''===
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons/Links#Buttons.2FLinks_along_the_left_hand_side | search window?]]'''<br>
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons/Links#Buttons.2FLinks_along_the_left_hand_side | navigation window?]]'''<br>
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons/Links#Buttons.2FLinks_along_the_left_hand_side | content areas window?]]'''<br>
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons/Links#Buttons.2FLinks_along_the_left_hand_side | toolbox window?]]'''<br>
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==='''<span style="color:#FF9900;">links along <u>the bottom</u></span>'''===
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons/Links#Buttons.2FLinks_along_the_bottom | "About PsychWiki link?]]'''<br>
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...what is the'''[[Help:Buttons/Links#Buttons.2FLinks_along_the_bottom | "Disclaimers" link?]]'''<br>
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...what is the '''[[Help:Buttons/Links#Buttons.2FLinks_along_the_bottom | "Mediawiki Logo" link?]]'''<br>
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► The following links provide a simple and concise overview of how to use this wiki.
 
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:* [[Help:General | '''General information''']] - read this first for a general overview of how to use PsychWiki.
 
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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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:* [[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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:* [[Help:Creating new pages | '''Creating new pages''']] - information on how to create new pages.
 
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:* [[Help:Editing | '''Editing help''']] - helpful summary and tips on how to edit pages.
 
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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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:*[http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_i18n Documentation on customizing] the webpage and the interface.
 
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:*[http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User%27s_Guide User's Guide] for usage and configuration help.
 
see [http://www.psychwiki.com/index.php?title=Special%3AAllpages&from=&namespace=12 here] for a list of all help topics
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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see [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User's_Guide here] for the MediaWiki UserGuide
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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 using PsychWiki if you are logged in or not logged in

Revision as of 20:02, 9 September 2006

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


What do you need help with?
I want to know...

<Navigating PsychWiki>


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 [[ | move a page?]]
...how do I [[ | rename a page?]]
...how to[[ | delete a page?]]
...what are[[ | categories?]]


tracking changes

...what is the [[ | "Recent changes" link?]]
...how do I[[ | watch pages?]]
...what is the [[ | page history?]]


communicating

...how do I [[ | comment on a specific article?]]
...how do I [[ | use my "talk page"?]]
...how do I [[ | sign a page?]]
...how do I [[| send someone a message?]]



<Buttons/Links>


buttons along the top of this page

...what is the article tab?
...what is the discussion tab?
...what is the edit tab?
...what is the history tab?
...what is the move tab?
...what is the watch tab?


links at the top of the webpage

...what is the "your username" link?
...what is the "my talk" link?
...what is the "preference" link?
...what is the "my watchlist" link?
...what is the "my contributions" link?
...what is the "login/logout" link?


links within left-hand side windows

...what is the search window?
...what is the navigation window?
...what is the content areas window?
...what is the toolbox window?


links along the bottom

...what is the "About PsychWiki link?
...what is the "Disclaimers" link?
...what is the "Mediawiki Logo" link?









see here for a list of all help topics

see here for the MediaWiki UserGuide

see here for a summary of the different functions offered by PsychWiki

see here for a summary of using PsychWiki if you are logged in or not logged in

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