How to Use HelpWiki Page Layouts

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

Page Layouts Using Templates

  • Templates allow the user to format pages into preexisting layouts without needing to know HTML.
  • How to set up a template
    • All templates must open and close with curly brackets
      • Example: Screen Shot 2017-05-09 at 4.56.13 PM.png
    • Formating commands must open with a pipe and end with equal signs
      • Example: Screen Shot 2017-05-09 at 4.48.46 PM.png

Downside to using Templates

Pages using layout template cannot be edited via visual editor

  • To enable Visual Editor editing, you'll want to convert your page from template format to HTML
  • input "subst:" right before the start of the template and save the page. The template syntax will be replaced by the html layout tags

Page Layouts Using HTML Layouts

  • 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 category list common HTML formats for pages to copy and paste.