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How do I attach images to a page?

When you go into the Edit tab for a page, click the "Images" button. This will give you some instructions on uploading an image and putting it inside of the page (under "How do I do this?"). Just remember to add the "attachment:filename" line to the page's text where you wish for the image to appear, where filename includes the extension of the file. This means if I upload mypicture.jpg I would put the line "attachment:mypicture.jpg" where I wanted that picture, or if it was mybirthday.gif it would be "attachment:mybirthday.gif".

How do I see which pictures are on a page?

By going into "Images" in the Edit tab you may see the pictures attached to the page already and choose to view them and manage them ("del", if you have the privileges, deletes the picture).

What are the conventions for linking and naming?

Check out Help On Linking.

Is there a way to see a list of all the pages in the wiki?

Check out Title Index.

Can I see which pages link to a particular page?

Yes. Just go to the page and click on the page's title. Displayed will then be all the pages that link to that page. This does a search for the page title, so this is an easy way to see where you need to turn normal text into a link to the page — e.g. turning Mishka's into ["Mishka's"]. Link everything!

Where can I find out geeky things about this site?

System Info

My image looks horrible with a border, is there a way to remove it?

In the event your image looks bad with a border, you can use the markup "borderless:myimage.png" in place of "attachment:myimage.png" and that will remove the default border. In most every case an image looks good with a border (especially in the case of photographs), so keep this in mind.

How do I force a one-lined return?

[[BR]] will force a single-return. Normally, just put two returns between blocks of text. It's more readable that way. Sometimes you need to use [[BR]] for pretty looking layout, such as in a table (which don't yet support returns properly).

How do I rename a page?

Go into Edit and click "Rename".

How do I include an image without uploading it to Santa Cruz Wiki?

To include an offsite image simply paste in the url of the photo. So if the photo was located at http://wherethepictureis.com/thepicture.jpg you would just paste http://wherethepictureis.com/thepicture.jpg into the page. The wiki sees that it's an external link and then sees that it's an image, so it displays it.

When should I do this?

Do this when you don't really think the image needs to be in the Santa Cruz Wiki. Uploading an image (By clicking on Images in edit and then including attachment:thefilename in the page's text) is preferred most of the time. When you upload an image it will be here for years to come, whereas if you just link to it (by pasting the URL) then it will likely disappear in a few years. An example might be a photograph that's very personal (for your page on here). Again, for most cases, uploading is preferable.

Can I link to a certain part of a page? For instance, Coffee/Cafes on the Restaurants page?

See Help On Linking.

As far as I know, you can only link to an anchor from within its own page, but phil may change that in the future. - KenjiYamada

It'd be very helpful to be able to link from other pages. It'd help at keeping stuff centralized yet still linkable from different areas. Thanks Kenji. - JackHaskel

  • What do you folks think about the notation ["Page name":anchorname Link text]?
    • Seems great. Let's do it! -JH

How do you delete a page?

The page entitled "Taqueria Super Burrito" is a mess-up, it actually refers to "Taqueria Super Tamale" which already exists. Can someone fix my naming error??

  • Just go into edit and press "Delete" down under the text area. Make sure you integrate what you wrote into the other page.

I accidentially deleted some images from a page, is there an easy way to recover them?

For now, just go to Deleted images backup which contains information about the image backups at: scwiki.org/image_backup.

How do I make 'redirects' ?

See Help On Linking.

How do I find out the IP address from which an edit was made?

Display the page "info" to view a page's Revision History. Position and pause the mouse pointer over an editor's name and a tooltip will appear with the IP address from which the edit was made. For recent edits, you can also pause over the name of the user on the Recent Changes page.

How was Santa CruzWiki created? How could I create a similar Wiki for my home city?

See Santa Cruz Wiki History.

Where can I ask questions about the organization of this wiki?

See Wiki Administrivia, or type in a comment on any page!

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