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Here it is, the Nexus Wiki. You want to contribute, but don't know how? Don't worry - adding to a Wiki is as easy as writing a forum post. This page is meant to assist you in writing and formatting your Wiki articles as well es editing already existing ones.

Editing an article

Browse to an article and click the 'Edit' button in the upper left corner of the screen. Apply your changes to the text and click on 'Show preview' to see the results. If you are happy with it, click on 'Save page' and you are done.

Creating a new article

There are basically two ways to create a new article:

  1. you follow a red link to a page, that doesn't exist yet and start editing this page
  2. you append the desired name of the page to the url of this Wiki:<pagename>

Either way, you're going to end up on a page, that isn't registered yet. If you click on the 'Create' button in the top left corner, where the 'Edit' button should be instead, enter some text and save your changes, then you have successfully created a new page. Be sure to place links to this page on other pages to make it easier to find the new page.

Text formatting

Writing plain text is good, but you can enhance the reader's experience by formatting your text appropiately. Make text bold to stand out or italic to emphasize important parts. Use lists and tables to structure the information you're going to present and divide your article into sections to help the reader find, what he or she wants.

Description You type You get
Character formatting
Italic text
Bold text
Bold and Italic text
'''''bold and italic'''''
bold and italic
Section formatting
Headings (of different levels)
==level 2==
===level 3===
====level 4====
=====level 5=====
======level 6======

an article having more than 3 headings will automatically create a table of contents at the top of the page

can't be shown
Horizontal rule

Bullet List
*Item 1
*Item 2
*Item 3
**Item 3.1
**Item 3.2
*Item 4
  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 3
    • Item 3.1
    • Item 3.2
  • Item 4
Numbered List
#Item 1
#Item 2
#Item 3
##Item 3.1
##Item 3.2
#Item 4
  1. Item 1
  2. Item 2
  3. Item 3
    1. Item 3.1
    2. Item 3.2
  4. Item 4
Definition List
;Definition term
:Definition description
;term 2
:another explanation
Definition term
Definition description
term 2
another explanation
Mixing Lists
*Item 1
*Item 2
*#Numbered Subitem 1
*#Numbered Subitem 2
:*Item 1
:*Item 2
  • Item 1
  • Item 2
    1. Numbered Subitem 1
    2. Numbered Subitem 2
  • Item 1
  • Item 2

Linking to other pages

Of course you can link to other pages on this Wiki and to other websites as well. Linking to a Wiki page, that doesn't exist yet, is perfectly fine, too. This may actually encourage other authors to create that page (or you may go ahead and do that, as well).

Description You type You get
Internal Links
Internal link
[[Nexus - The Jupiter Incident]]
[[Some page, that doesn't exist yet]]

If you link to a page, that wasn't created yet, the link will be colored red until someone creates this page and fills it with content

Nexus - The Jupiter Incident

Some page, that doesn't exist yet

Named link
[[Nexus - The Jupiter Incident|Best game of the world]]

Instead of showing the name of the page you're linking to, it'll show the name you specified after |

Best game of the world
Link to an anchor

Section headings and the top of the page are automatically anchored

Link to an anchor at another page
[[Nexus - The Jupiter Incident#Mods]]
Nexus - The Jupiter Incident#Mods
External Links
External link
External link with a different name
[ Support-Forum]
External link as number