How to Wiki

LearnMate's wiki is based on ErfurtWiki, which is an implementation of the WikiWikiWeb hypertext system. It allows simple collaborative editing and creation of web pages.

  • Learn how to CreatePages
  • Just click on edit or select "Edit this page" from the drop down menu to change the contents of a page
  • You can format your pages with Wiki Markup, or with HTML (if the wiki has been given that option)
  • SearchPages or go to the list of NewestPages
  • There are also lists of the MostVisitedPages, MostOftenChangedPages and recently UpdatedPages

Create Pages:

You create a page by naming it in the text of an existing page. A wiki page is named using CamelCase or by enclosing it in square brackets ( [] ).

For example:

  • MyWikiPage (Camel Case)
  • [My Wiki Page] (enclosed in square brackets)

Text that has been given a wiki page name will have a '?' after it. Clicking on the '?', will enter edit mode for that page. Enter your text, save and you have a new wiki page.

Wiki Markup:

If you are using the WYSIWYG HTML editor with ordinary word-processor style controls, then you should use those controls to format your entry. Otherwise (when the edit box is just a normal text box with no special controls) you can use the following wiki markup. These features do not apply when using the WYSIWYG editor.


  • Separate paragraphs inside the text with empty lines
  • Use three percent signs %%% to enforce a line break
  • If you prepend text with spaces or tabs it will get indented

!! Headlines

  • Use an exclamation mark ! at the beginning of a line to create a small headline
  • !! for medium
  • !!! for large headlines

Text style

  • If you want to emphasize text enclose it in two single-quotes '' (usually looks italic)
  • text gets bold with two underscores __ (or if enclosed with two asterisks **)
  • To make text big enclose it in hash characters ##
  • You can get smaller text using "ยตยต" likewise
  • A typewrite like font will be used if you enclose text in two equal == signs


  • Start a line with an asterisk * to begin a list
  • Use # instead for numerated lists
    1. You can create sublists
    2. Subsequent list points should start with the same mix of * and #


  • Just enter a CamelCase WikiWord inside your text to create a new HyperLink
  • Or, enclose some words in square brackets to create a HyperLink
  • Any valid internet address (starting with http://) like inside the text will be made clickable automatically
  • Enclose a www address or a WikiLink inside square brackets [LearnMate] and assign it a neat title using quotation marks or the | character
    • [title |]
    • [WikiWord "title"] or ["title for" WikiLink]
  • if you don't want a WikiWord or a !http://www-address (or [anything] inside square brackets) to become a HyperLink then just prepend it with a exclamation mark or a tilde
    • !NoHyperLink, ~NoHyperLink
    • ![no hyperlink], !!

Tables with |

just enclose things with the dash character
to build a table structure
browsers usually leave out the missing cells

Please always put an empty line before and after a table, so it stands out from other text in its own paragraph.


  • To include an image into a page enclose its absolute www-address in square brackets, like []
  • Alternatively you could use the ImageUploading function

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