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The main occupation on a wiki is, of course, editing pages. This help guide will tell you how to edit pages correctly and efficiently.


Basic level

Beginner's steps


Creating a new article

  1. Enter the desired name of the article in the search box on the top
  2. Click 'Go'
  3. On the results page, click the red link in the 'Create the page' sentence.

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Inserting images

To insert an image thumbnail, add the thumb parameter. By default, the thumbnail is aligned right.
To change the alignment of an image, add right or left as a parameter.
To resize an image, add its size in pixels as a parameter. Example: [[File:Example.jpg|80px]]
To add a caption to an image, write the whole caption as a parameter. If the image isn't a thumbnail, the caption will be shown as a tooltip. Example: [[File:Example.jpg|Example caption]]
To add alt text to an image, add the following: alt=Alt text goes here. Alt text will be shown instead of the image if the image isn't yet loaded or if the user has disabled images in their browser.

Various formatting tips

Main article: Help:Markup

Advanced level


Tables are an important element of wiki pages. They allow the categorization of data, and if the user has some experience - in a pretty way too.

Tables can be inserted either as HTML code or using the pipe syntax. Below is a description of the table pipe syntax.

An example table syntax:

{| class="wikitable"
! Header 1
! Header 2
| Cell 1
| Cell 2

Will produce

Header 1 Header 2
Cell 1 Cell 2

{| class="wikitable"
! style="background:#ffeeee" | Header 1
! style="background:#eeffee" | Header 2
| style="background:#fff7f7" | Cell 1
| style="background:#f7fff7" | Cell 2

Will produce

Header 1 Header 2
Cell 1 Cell 2


Not all wiki pages are articles about Unreal Software and its products. There are many other very different articles such as wiki documentation articles (like this one), template pages, user pages, discussion pages and so on. To differ all those pages there are namespaces.

You may have noticed that this page has the Help namespace. It means this page is an internal documentation page made to help users on different matters inside this wiki, in this case - to tell them how to correctly edit pages.

The namespaces are quite self-explanatory, but despite that fact below is a table of namespaces.

Namespace Purpose
Main (no prefix) General articles
Talk: General article discussion
Help: Wiki documentation
Template: Template pages
Special: System pages
Unreal Software English Wiki: Wiki-related pages
File: Files
Category: Article categories
MediaWiki: MediaWiki engine pages


Not always one should write page content manually. Some general details on many pages, for the sake of comfort, are turned into templates - quickly insertable elements. Template pages have their own namespace (Template:).

Templates have variables you can operate with. For example, the {{main}} template has one unnamed variable - the main page name. To enter a variable in a template, the following construction is used:
Replace template and var with actual template name and variable respectively.

The variables in a template can also have names to ease the understanding of what's what. Example:


To concatenate (insert) a variable ON the template page:


Some HTML tags are also allowed on wiki pages. Below is a list of tags allowed for use with a very short description. For a more detailed documentation please visit various other sites offering detailed description of HTML tags - you won't be needing them unless you're doing a major project/article.

Tag Description
<abbr> Abbreviation (ex. abbr)
<b> Analogue of ''', makes the text bold
<big> Enlarges the font size
<blockquote> Quoted material shown as indented block
<br> Line break
<caption> Table caption
<center> (deprecated) Makes the text inside center-aligned
<cite> Title of a work
<code> Indicates computer code
<dd> Value in a <dl>-marked association list
<dt> Name in a <dl>-marked association list
<em> Analogue of '', makes the text italic
<font> (deprecated) Changes the font style
<h1> - <h6> Analogues of =heading= - ======heading======, different level headings
<hr> Analogue of ----, a horizontal line
<i> Analogue of '', makes the text italic
<ins> Indicates an insertion, makes the text underlined
<kbd> Indicates text to be entered by the user
<li> A list item in an <ol>-ordered or a <ul>-unordered list
<ol> An ordered enumerated list
<p> Indicates a paragraph break
<pre> Indicates a block of pre-formatted text
<rp> Marks Ruby parentheses as an alternative to Ruby annotations
<rt> Marks Ruby annotations
<ruby> Marks Ruby annotations
<samp> Sample output, used when showing a program or a script output
<s> Indicates a no longer relevant or valid text, makes it striked
<small> Diminishes the font size
<span> A division of text, usually presented inline with surrounding text
<strong> Analogue of ''', makes the text bold.
<sub> Indicates asubscript
<sup> Indicates asuperscript
<table> Creates a table
<td> Table data cell
<th> Table header cell (shown bold and centered)
<tr> Contains a row of cells
<u> Indicates a non-textual annotation, makes the text underlined
<ul> An unordered bulleted list
<var> Indicates a variable, makes the text italic
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Now, after reading through (hopefully) this guide, you should know most of the things needed to know for an editor to create and edit pages. The Unreal Software English Wiki community wishes you to become one among the best, if not the best on this wiki. Good luck!

See also

Some other links that may prove useful when editing or creating articles:

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