OpenWetWare:Tips

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Please place tips that you learn up here.

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Google searching OpenWetWare

To do a google search of OpenWetWare, do one of the following

  1. Type your query followed by "site:openwetware.org" in any general google search box.
  2. Type your query in the search box on the left and click search. Scroll to the bottom of the search results page and you will find a google search box for OpenWetWare.

Better RecentChanges Viewing

Go to the preferences menu and go to the recent changes/stub dislplay section. Click Enhanced Recent Changes. This groups changes on the same page together. This provides better viewing of changes, especially when people (drew!) save many times while making changes. --Sri Kosuri 20:26, 18 Sep 2005 (EDT)

De-Wikifying Wiki Pages

Austin wrote a nifty script that allows a site to display wiki pages, as if they were static. He did this with the Synthetic Biology site. However there is no reason other labs would not be ble to do it as well with a little work. The script caches files for 1 day (however it is still fast with no caching). Austin also cleaned up the code a bit and moved everything I thought was specific to synthetic biology to globals at the top. Download the dewikify perl script if you are interested. --Sri Kosuri 20:30, 18 Sep 2005 (EDT)

  • Add a single character 'x' to the end of any url under syntheticbiology.org and you'll automatically be brought to the edit page under openwetware. Austin 18:04, 15 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Editing

Page editing quide

Special charaters

in URLs use hex ASCII values with % in front (%5B == left square bracket)

in text use "HTML character references"

Tables

Wikipedia:Help:Table

Images

Resizing

Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Picture_tutorial

[[Image:filename|options]]
[[Image:Westminstpalace.jpg|thumb|100px|left|The Palace of Westminster]]

Options: right, left, center, none, sizepx, thumbnail (thumb), frame, and alternate (caption) text. An unknown option is taken as the caption text. If there are two or more unknown options, the last one upstages the rest.

Targets

Bug 539: Allow images that link somewhere other than the image page. Use $wgAllowTargettedImages=true; in LocalSettings.php when available.

Shortcuts

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~~~~ produces Patrick 10:58, 20 Jul 2004 (UTC)
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