How to Use HelpWiki Page Layouts

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How to Use Page Layouts to Design your Help Wiki Page.

Page Layouts that Utilize Templates

  • Templates allow the user to format pages into preexisting layouts without needing to know HTML.
  • However once the page is in template format you cannot use the visual editor, because the visual editor only works with pages in HTML
  • If you want to convert your page from template format to HTML input "subst:" right before the start of the template
  • How to set up a template
    • All templates must open and close with curly brackets
      • Example: Screen Shot 2017-05-09 at 4.48.12 PM.png
    • Formating commands must open with a pipe and end with equal signs
      • Example: [

Page Layouts that Remain in HTML

  • Use of HTML to build the page allows the user to utilize the visual editor when editing a page
  • If you do not know how to write HTML you can copy and paste HTML from other formatted pages to style your page.
  • The HTML pages in the Page layout catagory list common HTML formats for pages to copy and paste.