Editing Our Wiki

Before editing or contributing content, try your hand out in the sandbox area.

Native Syntax Editor

Wiki's are unique in that they typically have an editing style all their own, and our wiki is no different. This editing style is called "syntax". Each wiki from Wikipedia to the smallest of wiki's use syntax as their native editing platform.

For a look at the common syntax usage on this wiki, please see "Syntax". Or you can see our quick start page Wiki Syntax Helper.
Syntax works with the native editor tool bar as seen below. To switch to the more familiar Visual Editor (WYSIWYG) click on the pencil icon as shown in the red square.

Syntax Editor

It's really not that hard to understand the syntax once you start performing basic editing using syntax. As a matter of fact it's actually quite fun, as you build your research page, you are able to make the page look just right, how you want it, and by using the syntax there are fewer vulnerabilities while the page is being rendered in a browser, as you may see by using a Word type editor.

Visual Editor


For many though, the idea of learning syntax may be daunting at first, and we don't want to discourage potential contributors by restricting them to the default editor, and syntax. TikiWiki has a built in editor that displays a more familiar editing tool bar (WYSIWYG) that many have used as seen below. To switch to the native syntax editing tool bar click on the pencil icon as shown in the red square.

Visual Editor

In Closing

However you approach your editing is entirely up to you, the most important item is to have fun, and create meaningful and useful content for all to enjoy.