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Editing pages on the Omniverse Nexus is easy! The Omniverse Nexus' editing system operates through the writing of wiki markup (also known as wikitext).

Editing Basics

The edit button can be found in the set of tabs to the immediate left of the Search bar.
All editable section headers also have edit links next to them.

Editing is chosen by clicking the Edit tab at the top of an Omniverse Nexus page (or on a section-edit link). This will take you to a new page containing the editable contents of the current page. Wiki markup is used extensively throughout the Omniverse Nexus for such things as hyperlinks, tables and columns, footnotes, special characters, and so on.

The editor interface

Any time you edit a page, it is considered good etiquette to enter an explanation of your changes in the Edit summary box, which you will find below the edit window. It is okay for your explanation to be quite short. For example, if you are making a spelling correction, you might just type "typo." Also, if the change you have made to a page is minor, such as correcting a spelling or grammatical error, check the box "This is a minor edit".

Once you've made your edit and added a summary, it is a good idea to click the "Show preview" button. The editor will then generate a preview of your edited page, so that you can proofread it or check it for errors such as broken images or wiki markup. When you've finished checking and making any necessary adjustments, click "Save changes". This will save your edits for everyone to see!

In short, the four basic steps for editing are:

  1. Click Edit and make your changes in the edit box.
  2. Add an edit summary to detail the edit you've made.
  3. Click Show preview and make sure that everything is working as it should.
  4. Click Save changes.

Media Files

Users can also upload files, and adding media to articles greatly enhances them. The first step in uploading a file is to determine its copyright status. We at Omniverse Nexus strive to use as much original content as possible, and so we encourage users to upload original media that they have either created themselves or commissioned from other users or elsewhere. However, if the file you wish to upload does not fall under either of those categories, please ensure that the file is in either the public domain or is under a free licence such as Creative Commons. If the file you want to upload is copyrighted and under the protection of a paid licence, do not upload the file, and please search for a replacement. We do not want to risk the legal ramifications of having copyrighted material on our site.

Adding files to pages

Files that can be uploaded to the Omniverse Nexus include images, videos and sound files. A file that is already hosted on the Omniverse Nexus can be inserted with the code [[File:FILENAME|thumb|DESCRIPTION]]. Using thumb generates a thumbnail of an image (the most common placement option), which is typically sized differently from the original image. Several options can affect a thumbnail's placement and size, and there are other methods for placing images not in a thumbnail format, such as in a frame, table or "infobox", which this summary page does not delve into.

Creating a Page

Before creating a new page, first ensure that the page you wish to create does not already exist. This includes alternate spellings, alternate capitalisation (e.g. Karalian Empire is an existing article whereas Karalian empire counts as a different article, and may be a source of possible confusion in creating an article), and alternate possible names. This may become particularly relevant if you're joining a tandem setting. Use the search feature as much as possible!

If you're sure your article doesn't exist, search for it on the Wiki. When no results appear, you will see text stating that you can create the page in question. Click it, and create the page, making sure to follow the Manual of Style and stay within the Wiki's Quality Standards. If all is well, publish the page.

Also note that clicking on a red link will take you to a "create this page" screen.

Basic Wiki Markup

Below is a table explaining the most commonly used wiki markup.

Text Formatting

What you see What you type
Italic Text
''Italic Text''
<i>Italic Text</i>
Bold Text
'''Bold Text'''
<b>Bold Text</b>
Bold and Italic Text
'''''Bold and Italic Text'''''
<b><i>Bold and Italic Text</i></b>
Underline
<u>Underline</u>
Strike out
<s>Strike out</s>
Big text or small text
<big>Big text</big> or <small>small text</small>
Superscript or subscript
<sup>Superscript</sup> or <sub>subscript</sub>
Centered text
<center>Centered text</center>

A line break won't be registered with only one new line. This line appears to be in the same paragraph as the previous line.

Two new lines, however, begins a new paragraph.

A line break won't be registered with only one new line.
This line appears to be in the same paragraph as the previous line.

Two new lines, however, begins a new paragraph.

You can break lines
without starting a new paragraph.

You can break lines<br>
without starting a new paragraph.
[[Wiki]] coding '''is not''' rendered.
<nowiki>[[Wiki]] coding '''is not''' rendered.</nowiki>
Hidden page comments:
not shown when viewing page
<!-- This is a hidden comment -->

A typewriter font for monospace text
or for computer code: int main()

  • For aesthetic reasons, using <code> where applicable is preferable to using <kbd>.
A typewriter font for <kbd>monospace text</kbd>
or for computer code: <code>int main()</code>

Signing Posts

See also: Custom Signatures

After you add a comment on a Talk page, you should sign it by adding 4 tildes (~~~~). This adds your user name and the date/time to the end of the comment.

Other, less recommended alternatives are:

  • 3 tildes to only add your user name
  • 5 tildes to only add the date/time
What you see What you type
TIM (Talk to me!My contributions) 02:57, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
~~~~
TIM (Talk to me!My contributions)
~~~
02:57, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
~~~~~

Link Formatting

What you see What you type
Ahrganot Skizgo
[[Ahrganot Skizgo]]
Ahrganot
[[Ahrganot Skizgo|Ahrganot]]
Hopean
[[Hope]]an
This is a link to a page that doesn't exist. If you want to create that page, you could do so by clicking the link.
[[This is a link to a page that doesn't exist]].
If you want to create that page, you could do so by clicking the link.
Linking to a different namespace that is not Category:
Talk:Main Page
[[Talk:Main Page]]
Linking to the category namespace:
Category:Characters
[[:Category:Characters]]
Linking to a subpage:
User:TheTimMan/Sandbox
[[User:TheTimMan/Sandbox]]
External links:
*[http://omniversenexus.net] (very bad)
*http://omniversenexus.net (bad)
*[http://omniversenexus.net Omniverse Nexus] (good)
To have a page automatically send a user to a different page, use this code.
(See Help:Redirects for more information)
#REDIRECT [[page name]]

Ngali ol'Evar#Early life is a link to a section within another page.

#Links and URLs is a link to a section on the current page.

#example is a link to an anchor that was created using

an id attribute
  • The part after the number sign (#) must match a section heading on the page. Matches must be exact in terms of spelling, case and punctuation. Links to non-existent sections aren't broken; they are treated as links to the top of the page.
  • Identifiers may be created by attaching an id="..."> attribute to almost any HTML element.
[[Ngali ol'Evar#Early life]] is a link
to a section within another page.

[[#Links and URLs]] is a link
to a section on the current page.

[[#example]] is a link to an
anchor that was created using
<div id="example">an id attribute</div>

Automatically hide stuff in parentheses: Dwarf.

Automatically hide namespace: Galactic Crucibles.

  • The server fills in the part after the pipe character (|) when you save the page. The next time you open the edit box you will see the expanded piped link. When previewing your edits, you will not see the expanded form until you press Save and Edit again. The same applies to links to sections within the same page (see previous entry).
Automatically hide stuff in parentheses:
[[Dwarf (Eidyn)|]].

Automatically hide namespace: 
[[:Category:Galactic Crucibles|]].
  • To put an article in a Category, place a link like the one to the right anywhere in the article. It does not matter where you put these links while editing as they will always show up in the same place when you save the page, but placement at the end of the edit box is recommended.
[[Category:Characters]]
Linking to Wikipedia:
  1. Wikipedia:G-type main-sequence star
  2. Using link template (preferred): G-type main-sequence star
  1. See also: G-type main-sequence star on Wikipedia


# [[Wikipedia:G-type main-sequence star]]
# Using a link template: {{wp|G-type main-sequence star}}
# {{Wikipedia|G-type main-sequence star}}

Sections and Lists

What you see What you type
Level 2 (New Section)
Level 3 (Subsection)
Level 4 (Sub-subsection)
Level 5
Level 6
== Level 2 (New Section) ==
=== Level 3 (Subsection) ===
==== Level 4 (Sub-subsection) ====
===== Level 5 =====
====== Level 6 ======
<h2> Level 2 (New Section) </h2>
<h3> Level 3 (Subsection) </h3>
<h4> Level 4 (Sub-subsection) </h4>
<h5> Level 5 </h5>
<h6> Level 6 </h6>

A horizontal


dividing line.

A horizontal
----
dividing line.
A horizontal
<hr>
dividing line.
Text
Indented text
Further indented text
Text
:Indented text
::Further indented text
  • A list
  • You can go in the same level
    • Or create a sub-level
      • As many as needed
  • Then start a new list with an empty line
*A list
*You can go in the same level
**Or create a sub-level
***As many as needed

*Then start a new list with an empty line
  1. You can also make numbered lists
  2. The numbers are automatically added
    1. It's easy to create them
#You can also make numbered lists
#The numbers are automatically added
##It's easy to create them

Other Syntax

See Also