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To edit a Bluwiki page, click on the pencil and paper icon in the toolbar located at the top right of every page, or just click the edit link at the upper right of the page subsection you wish to edit. When editing a Living ENWorld wiki page, please follow these guidelines. Feel free to discuss them on the Talk:Format page.

How to Edit the Wiki


In the upper right corner of the site, there is a toolbar with a clipboard, a guy talking, a pencil and paper, and a calendar. Here's what they do:

  • Article-small.png - Clipboard: The Main Article.
  • Discussion-small.png - Guy talking: The Main Article's Talk page, discuss changes and questions about the main article with other users here.
  • Edit-small.png - Pencil and paper: Edit whichever page you're currently viewing (either the Main Article or the Talk page).
  • History-small.png - Calendar: The entire history of every change ever made to the article. Click "diff" to see what has changed between two revisions. Click "hist" to see the entire page as it looked at the time of the revision.

Creating and Linking to Other Pages

Bluwiki uses WikiMedia to display its pages. WikiMedia is the same language that Wikipedia uses. It's similar to HTML and very easy to use.

To link to a page within the wiki, just use double brackets like this: [[LEW]]. That produces this: LEW. In the Living ENWorld wiki, we put "Living ENWorld:" before every page, so that we don't overlap with other Bluwiki pages. If I want to link to the geography page, I use this:

[[Living ENWorld:Geography]] ---> Living ENWorld:Geography

Please note that capitalization matters, so Living ENWorld:Geography is different from Living ENWorld:geography and Living Enworld:Geography.

That's not very pretty, I just want it to say "Geography". So I'll use a pipe (the straight vertical line | ) to display it differently.

[[Living ENWorld:Geography|Geography]] ---> Geography

What if I want to link to a specific section on a page? Just add a # and then the section title, like this:

[[Living ENWorld:Geography#The Central Lands|The Central Lands]] ---> The Central Lands

If I want to create a new page, all I need to do is create a link to a page that doesn't exist yet, like this:

[[Living ENWorld:NPC:Frank the Barber|Frank the Barber]] ---> Frank the Barber

Notice the changed color of the link. Now to add details to Frank the Barber, I just save the page I'm editing and click the link. It will link to an empty page, where I can click the Pen and Paper button in the top toolbar to edit it. It's that easy.

To link to an external page, use single brackets, placing the URL first, followed by a space, and then the text of the hyperlink.

[http://www.enworld.org Morrus' D&D / d20 News & Reviews Site] ---> Morrus' D&D / d20 News & Reviews Site


WikiMedia uses apostrophes ' and equals signs = for some of its formatting features. Some HTML is also allowed.

  • Italics (2 single quotes): ''Italics'' ---> Italics
  • Bold (3 single quotes): '''Bold''' ---> Bold
  • Italics and bold (5 single quotes): '''''Italics and bold''''' ---> Italics and bold

Use HTML breaklines ( br surrounded with angular brackets <> ) to do a carriage return without making a new paragraph, otherwise WikiMedia will move it all to the same line.

To organize a page, use = signs. Surround your text with two ='s for major sections, and 3 or four ='s for subsections. Try not to use single ='s, that's what the article title at the very top of the page uses. Above on this page, "How to Edit the Wiki", is ==How to Edit the Wiki==. "Formatting" has three ='s: ===Formatting===. After three or more sections are created, WikiMedia automatically creates a Table of Contents.

More Help

For more detailed instructions and advanced techniques, go to the Bluwiki Help:Contents page and follow the links suggested. Look around this wiki and others to get a feel for how the script looks, but don't waste too much time. Just start editing and you'll get the hang of it soon enough.

Formatting Guidelines

  • Add the {{Living ENWorld}} Navigation Bar template to the top of every page.
  • Format tables like this: (see this page's source code)
Table: Sample Table Title
Column 1	Column 2
Item 1		Information about item 1.
Item 2		Information about item 2.
Item 3		And so on.

  • Bluwiki is free and for everyone, so we don't want to encroach on other people's space. When creating new pages and when linking to existing pages, make sure to use the pseudo-namespace �Living ENWorld� before each page, like this:
[[Living ENWorld:New Page|New Page]]
For NPC's, put "NPC:" following "Living ENWorld:".
For Adventures, put "Adventure:"
  • If the Navigation Bar needs to be edited, that can be done here.
  • Try to place a link to the source information (in the Living ENWorld subthread) in the Talk section of every Bluwiki page.
  • Living ENWorld is the name of the campaign. Enworld is the name of the planet (or disc) on which the characters live. Please capitalize accordingly.
  • If a page is linked to a sub-page, add a "Back to the subcategory page" link at the top. The best thing to do is to make a template, like in this article. Making a template is similar to making a new article: add the template to the page and click the link to edit it. However, after the first save, to edit the article you must use the URL bar and go to "bluwiki.com/go/Template:templatename".
  • Bluwiki has several skins besides the default: Monobook, Simple, you can change your skin in your preferences. But the different skins means different users will see different things. For that reason, try to be careful with HTML linebreaks (br) and any HTML code you use, especially div style code.

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