Help

Welcome to your wiki!

This is your wiki Help Page. It serves as a starting point for creating your wiki. From here you can begin organizing your campaign!

To get you started, here are some examples of what you can do with the wiki. To see how these work, click on the ‘Edit’ button at the bottom and just start playing around. Don’t worry, you won’t break anything.

Creating a new page

To create a new page, just make a name and surround it with double square brackets like so: A New Page. When you save the page, the link will show up and you can click on it to create the new page.

Linking to existing pages

To link to existing pages, use the same double square brackets. For example, here’s a link to this page: Help

Linking to a page with different text

If you don’t want to use the page’s name as the link text, you can specify your own text by placing a vertical bar | and the link text in the link like so: Linking with different text

Linking to characters

For PCs and NPCs in your campaign, the easiest thing is to use the PC/NPC Link Lookup menu in the toolbar above. It’s quite handy! Otherwise, the links behave much like a wiki link, just with a colon at the start.

Linking within a page

It is possible to implement “anchors” on pages so that links go directly to a particular place on the page and not just the top. Details are available at the Obsidian Portal Help site, but that page isn’t entirely clear, so here’s the rundown.

Put <a name="target1"></a> on the line you wish the link to jump to, replacing ‘target1’ with whatever you want the anchor to be named (leave the quote marks intact). For headers, etc., you can put it between the formatting code and the text, like so:

h3. <a name="linking"></a>Linking within a page

Then you can link to that anchor from anywhere by putting #target1 at the end of the link, like so:

"Internal links":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/sydarksun/wiki_pages/help#linking

If all goes well, clicking on the link will jump you to the appropriate place on the page, like so: Internal links. This should work whether the link is on the same page or elsewhere on the site.

Custom CSS

Several custom styles have been implemented. They are as follows:

To use small caps, enter %(smallcaps)lowercase text%, which renders lowercase text.

Tips

  • Don’t forget the “www” in the URL. For some reason the anchor won’t work without it.
  • You can use either single or double quotes around the anchor name.
  • For links on the same page, you can just use "Internal links":#linking and omit the page URL. This will jump to the anchor without reloading the page, like so: Internal links

HTML and Textile

To style things how you want, you can use either HTML (with some restrictions) or a simple formatting language called Textile. It’s up to you, but Textile is pretty easy, while simultaneously allowing for lots of customization.

Additional help

Check out A Totally Unofficial Help & Tips FAQ. It’s an excellent guide to doing all sorts of cool things with the wiki.

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