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This page has been adapted from Wikipedia.


Logged-on users can edit any article marked "open" in the yellow box at the top of the page. You must be logged on to edit an article. If an article is protected, you will only be able to see the source of the article but not edit it.


To edit an OutHistory.org page, simply click on the "edit this page" tab at the top of a page. This will bring you to a new page with a text box containing the editable text of the original page. If you add information to a page, please provide references to support the information you're adding.


To see the changes you've made press the "Show preview" button at the bottom of this page. You can see the differences between the page with your edits and the previous version of the page by pressing the "Show changes" button. If you're satisfied with what you see, press the "Save page" button. Your changes will immediately be visible to all users.


OutHistory uses the same software as Wikipedia, so if you have a question that our Help pages doesn't answer, there's a good chance Wikipedia will have it covered in their Help pages.


Also, we find that it's helpful to look at existing pages in EDIT or VIEW SOURCE (for locked pages) mode to see how other users have formatted their pages.


To practice editing use our OutHistory:Sandbox



Character formatting

What it looks like What you type

Italicized text
Bold text
Italicized & Bold text

''Italicized text''
'''Bold text'''
'''''Italicized & Bold text'''''

A typewriter font for monospace text or for computer code: int main()

  • For semantic reasons, using <code> where applicable is preferable to using <tt>.
A typewriter font for <tt>monospace text</tt>
or for computer code: <code>int main()</code>

You can use small text for captions.

You can use <small>small text</small> for captions.

Better stay away from big text, unless it's within small text.

Better stay away from <big>big text</big>, unless
<small> it's <big>within</big> small</small> text.

Punctuation:
¿ ¡ § ¶
† ‡ • – —
‹ › « »
‘ ’ “ ”


&iquest; &iexcl; &sect; &para;
&dagger; &Dagger; &bull; &ndash; &mdash;
&lsaquo; &rsaquo; &laquo; &raquo;
&lsquo; &rsquo; &ldquo; &rdquo;

Commercial symbols:
™ © ® ¢ € ¥
£ ¤


&trade; &copy; &reg; &cent; &euro; &yen; 
&pound; &curren;


Variables

(See also Wikipedia:Help:Variable)

Code Effect
{{CURRENTWEEK}} 33
{{CURRENTDOW}} 4
{{CURRENTMONTH}} 08
{{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} August
{{CURRENTMONTHNAMEGEN}} August
{{CURRENTDAY}} 13
{{CURRENTDAYNAME}} Thursday
{{CURRENTYEAR}} 2020
{{CURRENTTIME}} 20:07
{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} 2,487
{{NUMBEROFUSERS}} 1,245
{{PAGENAME}} Edit
{{NAMESPACE}} Help
{{REVISIONID}} 9217
{{localurl:pagename}} /oldwiki/Pagename
{{localurl:Wikipedia:Sandbox|action=edit}} http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandbox?action=edit
{{fullurl:pagename}} http://outhistory.org/oldwiki/Pagename
{{fullurl:pagename|query_string}} http://outhistory.org/oldwiki/index.php?title=Pagename&query_string
{{SERVER}} http://outhistory.org
{{ns:1}} Talk
{{ns:2}} User
{{ns:3}} User talk
{{ns:4}} OutHistory
{{ns:5}} OutHistory talk
{{ns:6}} File
{{ns:7}} File talk
{{ns:8}} MediaWiki
{{ns:9}} MediaWiki talk
{{ns:10}} Template
{{ns:11}} Template talk
{{ns:12}} Help
{{ns:13}} Help talk
{{ns:14}} Category
{{ns:15}} Category talk
{{SITENAME}} OutHistory
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