The Mailer Review/Volunteer/Advanced Editing

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Once you are comfortable with the editing basics, you can move on to these more advanced editing techniques.

When I say “advanced,” most of the below are not much more difficult than the editing basics, but most are simply used less frequently. Some of these have more variables and offer more coding-level control of pages. Most volunteer editors will likely use little from this page, but it is here as a reference in case you encounter any issues or would like to learn more about editing MediaWiki.


Add Wikipedia links for pertinent items. “Pertinent items” would be those things that are relevant to the article. For example, in an article on Harlot’s Ghost, a mention of the Cold War would be relevant and would expand the scope of the article, while a mention of Cuba would not (necessarily). Link the first mention of these items only.

To link to Wikipedia entries, use this code: [[w:Cold War|]] would produce Cold War.

Also, link titles of Mailer’s works to their entries on this site: ''[[Harlot’s Ghost]]'' would produce Harlot’s Ghost.

Find the correct titles on Project Mailer and Wikipedia by doing a search on the relevant site.










For an overview of referencing, see Help:Cite. Project Mailer uses citation templates for works cited, see Help:Citation Style 1, and Harvard citation style for in-text citations, see Template:Harvard citation and shortened footnotes. Referencing can become complicated quickly with all of the options that MediaWiki offers. However, beginning with a works cited section that lists all references using templates, like Template:Cite book for a book, another section may be used for the in-text citations that use the shortened footnote form. See Wikipedia Sourcing for more.

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