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Prism Party runs on a customized version of MediaWiki, the software powering Wikipedia. Although Prism Party looks and operates differently compared to Wikipedia, both sites use the same software under the hood.

Also like Wikipedia, Prism Party is a collaborative project: Everyone is encouraged to contribute edits to help build the site. Once you've created an account and confirmed your email address, you will have the ability to create or edit pages on the site.

Editing a page[edit | edit source]

It's very easy to begin editing. Once you're signed in, just click the blue edit button at the top of a page to start!

The edit button
The edit button in the page header

You might have noticed that the edit button is often split into two parts. A larger half with the word "Edit" and a pencil, and a smaller half with four square brackets. The larger half is the Visual editor, and the smaller half is the Source editor.

The editor you use is up to you. Both have their pros and cons!

Visual editor[edit | edit source]

A recording of the visual editor interface
A recording of the visual editor interface

The Visual editor is the preferred editor on Prism Party. The Visual editor is a "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG) editor, meaning the content displayed within the edit window is what will be displayed to readers after you publish your changes. The Visual editor is well-suited for quick, easy edits on most content pages.

Most formatting functions are available through the header at the top of the editing window. Here, you'll be able to redo/undo changes, modify the heading of selected text, style text, insert links, insert citations, add bulleted lists, or add special characters, media, or templates.

Some elements of a page, such as code blocks or templates will require you to modify their content in a separate window. Most templates support this style of editing, however some may be missing special data, which may complicate this process. In this case, you may have to edit the template in Source mode.

After completing an edit, press "Save changes..." at the top of the page to finalize your edit. Don't forget to leave a short summary so that other editors know what you changed!

Source editor[edit | edit source]

A recording of the source editor interface
A recording of the source editor interface

The Source editor is the standard, fall-back editor on Prism Party. The Source editor allows you to work in Wikitext, the markup language used to format all wiki pages. While possibly confusing at a glance, the Source editor gives you the most control over the way a page is formatted, and allows for more advanced templates and some HTML.

While not a WYSIWYG editor, like the Visual editor, the Source editor will show you basic syntax highlighting if the option is selected within the header. Also in the header are quick-access buttons to basic text styling functions, such as bolding, italics, or inserting links or images. The Source editor allows you to preview your changes before publishing them. You can use either the "Show preview" button at the bottom of the editor for a full-screen preview, or the "Preview" button at the top of the header for a side-by-side live preview.

After completing an edit, press "Save changes" at the bottom of the page to finalize your edit. Don't forget to leave a short summary so that other editors know what you changed!

Formatting[edit | edit source]

What follows is a basic summary of editing on Prism Party using the Source editor. For a full, detailed, list of everything you can do while editing pages, click here.

Description You type You get
Italic text



Bold text



Bold and italic

'''''bold & italic'''''

bold & italic

Internal link
(within the wiki)

[[Main Page]]
[[Plugins|server modifications]]

Prism Party
server modifications

Anchor links

[[Current_Page#Heading|Heading]] [[Other_Page#Heading|Heading]]

Scrolls current page down to linked heading. Goes to linked page, then scrolls to heading.



Places the page in Category:Plugins

External link
(to other websites)

[ Text to display]

Text to display

Redirect to another page

#REDIRECT [[Target page]]

Target page

Section headings
A Table of Contents will automatically be generated when four headings are added to an article.

== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======

Level 1[edit | edit source]

Level 2[edit | edit source]

Level 3[edit | edit source]

Level 4[edit | edit source]
Level 5[edit | edit source]
Bulleted list

* One
* Two
** Two point one
* Three

  • One
  • Two
    • Two point one
  • Three
Numbered list
Empty lines between list items restarts numbering at 1.

# One
# Two
## Two point one
# Three

  1. One
  2. Two
    1. Two point one
  3. Three
Indenting text

no indent (normal)
:first indent
::second indent
:::third indent

no indent (normal)

first indent
second indent
third indent


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Creating a page[edit | edit source]

There are three ways to create a new page on Prism Party:

Firstly you can simply type the name of the new page you wish to create into the Search box on the left (or bottom) navigation menu. If the page does not currently exist, the page displayed will advise you that There is no page titled "[page you searched for]". You can create this page. Click the create this page link to create the new page.

Secondly, you can navigate to the URL of the new page directly. For example, typing out into your browser's URL address bar and hitting the enter button will take you to a New page document. On that page you can click the Create tab to bring up the editing box.

Alternatively any page that contains a red link indicates that the page does not exist. Clicking on the link will take you to a page where the first version can be written and saved.

Creating a subpage[edit | edit source]

Subpages can be thought of as children of articles in the document tree. As such they should be used when you wish to create an article that is intrinsically linked to the parent article. For example, a page about a specific event on Prism Party might be a subpage of the main Events page. In this example, Events/UHC might be created (and using link formatting, styled to look like UHC).

To create a subpage, the same procedure should be used as above using the forward slash (/) to indicate the separation between the original page, and the subpage. Example: Original page name/Subpage name.

See also[edit | edit source]

External[edit | edit source]

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