Help:Editing pages

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Wiki Editing Help


Use AUTOMATIC LAYOUT ONLY (No colors, shapes etc) HYPERLINK (CONTROL K) for linked mind maps – give the other WIKI PAGE NAME

Wiki page names ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ_ಪ್ರಾಕೃತಿಕ_ವಿಭಾಗಗಳು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ_ಪ್ರಾಕೃತಿಕ_ವಿಭಾಗಗಳು_ಕರಾವಳಿ_ಮೈದಾನಗಳು

Insert underscore before and after each word UNIQUE Names needed

Upload Mindmap

Upload mindmap command <mm>[[|Flash]]</mm>

Insert your own mind map file name instead of ''

Adding to the portal pages

  1. Any changes to the portal pages can be mailed to

Content Pages

  1. Create the complete set of mind maps
  2. Create the unit outline mind map
  3. Write down the names of the wiki pages you want to create for your topic (these can be the mind map titles)
  4. Send the file name list to
  5. Once the pages are created, import the content template using the following commands:

For English wiki:Use within two curly brackets like this Template:Command-for-importing-content
*'''subst:Science-Content''' for Science *'''subst:Maths-Content''' for Mathematics *{{subst:ಸಮಾಜವಿಜ್ಞಾನ-ವಿಷಯ}} - for kannada *{{subst:SS-Content}} -for english

While creating a resource page, please click here for a resource creation checklist.

  1. Create all the page hyperlinks on nodes within the mind map and upload the mind map.

Address of a wiki page

The wiki page address on KOER will be as follows:

Editing a page

Anyone with a user id can edit a wiki page. The number one rule of wiki editing is to be bold. Dive in and make changes. Other people can correct mistakes later, so have confidence, and give it a try! There are all kinds of editing conventions, rules, and philosophies for the editing of wiki pages, but the "be bold" rule overrides these!

An edit can contribute whole new paragraphs or pages of information, or it can be as simple as fixing a typo or a spelling mistake. In general, try to add or edit text so that it is clear and concise. Most importantly, make sure you are always aiming to do something which improves the contents of the wiki.

Make sure you always preview the contents of a page before saving any changes

Simple editing commands

  1. Bold: In the editing window, click on B.
  2. Italics: In the editing window, click on I.
  3. Headings - How to create headings

Level 1 heading

Syntax is = Level 1 heading = - A single '=' sign is for Heading 1

Level 2 heading

Syntax is == Level 2 heading == - Two '=' sign is for Heading 2

Level 3 heading

Syntax is === Level 3 heading === - Three '=' sign is for Heading 3


Bullet lists use * Numbered lists use # at the beginning of the text. Do not allow any extra line feed between, to avoid renumbering (restart number from 1)

Edit Summary

Before you save a change, you can enter a short note in the Summary: box describing your changes. Don't worry too much about this, or spend too much time thinking about it, but try to give a little description of what you just changed e.g. "fixed typo" or "added more information about sunflowers".

It's very easy to edit the contents of a wiki. It only takes a few clicks.

  1. Click the "Edit" at the top of the page.
  2. Make changes to the text.
  3. Click the "Save page" button.

Simple as that!

When you need to use some type of formatting, such as for a new headings or bolding of text, you do this using wiki syntax or the buttons in the edit toolbar before the editing zone. See Help:Formatting for some of the common types of formatting used.

The summary gets stored alongside your edit, and allows people to track changes in the wiki more effectively.


It's a good idea to use the "Show preview" button to see what your change will look like, before you save it. This is also related to tracking changes because every time you save, this is displayed to others as a separate change. This isn't something to worry about too much, but it's good to get into the habit of eliminating mistakes in your own work, by using a preview before saving, rather than saving several minor corrections afterwards.

Show changes

Another option is the "Show changes" button which allows you to see the differences between the current version and your edited version.

Other types of editing

With wiki edits you can start a new page, move (or rename) a page, or even delete a page:

Remember you should always aim to improve the overall contents of the wiki with your edits.