Help:Contents/Advanced editing

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Editing DrumCorpsWiki

Contributing to DrumCorpsWiki provides a guide on ways to get involved in editing.

Life cycle of an article - how to:

Guide to the Life cycle of an article
Start a new page
Write your first article
Write a better article
Write a great article
Write the perfect article
Create an article series
Translate articles

Article maintenance - how to:

Name and rename a page (Requested moves)
Create pages for topics with several different definitions (disambiguation)
Delete pages/images/categories
Revert a page to an earlier version
Deal with vandalism
Protect and unprotect pages (Administrators only)
Link together Wikipedia articles in different languages
Link words in articles to articles on sister projects
Use page names
Use namespaces
Use headings as anchors to link to
Create subpages
Archive a talk page
Archive Current Events
Do a purge
Edit with an external editor
Test edits, and other things

To learn how to keep track of your (or other people's) edits, see Tracking changes


Cite the sources: How | Why | What is a reliable source?
Sources for articles
List of Resources for researchers
Public domain resources
Newspapers and magazines request service
Standard letters requesting permission to use copyright works
Standard letters for dealing with violations of DrumCorpsWiki's license


List of style guidelines
Naming conventions
Disambiguation (pages which resolve ambiguity for articles with similar titles)
Image use
Use Proper names
How to break a long article into a series

Formatting - how to:

Use Wiki markup codes
HTML codes in wikitext
Create lists
Use footnotes
Use tables
Use special characters

For image use see the Images and media section.


A quick guide to templates
Boilerplate text
List of available templates

The DrumCorpsWiki syntax

"Magic words" allow you to change default behaviour or automate text eg. you can disable a Table of Contents or move its position, or insert & automaticly update the current date, month etc. See also: Variables.
Help:Editing shortcuts
Use easy timeline syntax
Edit mathematical formulae using TeX

External Links

Wikipedia:Help:Contents/Editing Wikipedia