What is the Project of Antiques Promotion Encyclopedia of Canadian Antiques?
This is actually a wiki tool from the famous Wikipedia, but adapted for Canadian antiques. Everyone can / should participate and everything can be modified by users and members to suit their taste, at their own pace. The goal is simple, to have the best resource for all antiques and collectibles found in Canada, allowing everyone to contribute and improve the contribution of a colleague. In this project, the discussion is in order. Check out the forum on the AP Encyclopedia of Canadian Antiques to get help or to share your vision of the AP Encyclopedia of Canadian Antiques.


What is a wiki?

Wiki is a Hawaiian word 'WikiWiki' which means quick. The basic principle is simple, anyone can contribute and edit the work of other users. A Quick and relatively easy to use interface lets you create, edit and correct Web pages quickly, in one go. One goal, to have the best source of information on antiques in Canada. Other benefits, it's fast and free. In addition, the results are instantaneous.

Is Creating a wiki page dangerous? Anyone can speak, anything can happen?
Experience says no. Look at wikipedia.org, the result is conclusive. In addition, only users who are members can make changes to the pages and there is a history of every change, allowing administrators to revert to an earlier version of the page if incorrect changes have been made. It is best to save your long texts on your computer before inserting them on the Antiques Promotion Encyclopedia of Canadian Antiques.

Getting Started

1. Disable your anti pop-up
2. Save regularly
It can not lose his job and see the layout of our work on the page

3. Using the mouse.
It is often useful to use the right click of the mouse to copy / paste text, set / move a table and edit / move a chart.

4. Using tables
The use of tables is the better way to align your Web pictures. It is often used with a transparent border (border = 0) which aligns the picture without seeing the context. To find out if there is a context, right click on your mouse.

5. Insert Picture
Easy Method:
a, Upload picture onto the forum
b, right click on image and copy it
c, then paste image in your Wiki and click on new revision.

6. Use the pages of the sandbox for testing

7. Use the page history (bottom right corner of each page) to compare with previous versions and see the changes made by users.

Any Other Questions ... Use the Discussion Forum
If You have lots of pictures, contact us, we will make a category for you with your username.

Creating and organizing pages

Creating new pages :

The base idea is that you create a page when you try to reach a page that doesn't exist yet. When you do this, you obtain a blank page in edit mode. Then you type the content and submit the new page ... you're done.

Step 1 : create a link to your future new page (edit your "index" or "home" page for example)

Pages are identified with their "page name". This can be any text, but you should try to keep page names as short as possible. You will set later a "page title" that can be more explicit.

Simply type :  [[my page name]] , or [[my page name | hyperlink text]] .

Alternatively, if your new page name is a CamelCase word ( that is two or more concatenated words starting with an uppercase letter : LikeThisOne ) , simply type it without square brackets.

Step 2 : save the current page, and click on the link you've just added. Here you are, now just type your content and save it.
Note : when a link to a new page is parsed, Wiwi appends a ? sign to make it easy understand the corresponding content doesn't exist yet and has to be created.

Organizing pages

One of the most irritating tasks in wikis is to maintain information about the page hierarchy (if applicable) , and repeat it on each page you write, so that readers don't get lost and quickly browse back to page parents.
Wiwi's solution is an optional parent field in the page edit form. In view mode, Wiwi displays a navigation bar linking to all parents, climbing the page hierarchy till no more parents can be found (parent field left empty). As from version 0.7, Wiwi automatically sets the parent field of newly created pages to a reasonable guess : the wiwi page that hosted the hyperlink (if applicable) leading to the current page creation.

Editing Content

Wiwi displays a wysiwyg editor whenever possible while editing pages. If the navigator does'nt support it, the default xoops editor is displayed.This manual won't detail how to use the editors, yet they're easy to take hands on. Let us simply remind basic rules that are good to apply :
Table below details some special useful features :

[[XBLK blockref]] This tag is replaced by the Xoops block with corresponding title or id.
Important note : no check is (yet) done on user rights before displaying the block, so be sure of what you are doing :-) ...
This tag "cuts" your content in pages at display time ; a navigation bar to next and previous pages is automatically added.
<[PageIndex]> This tag is replaced by the alphabetical list of all wiwi pages in the document store.
<[RecentChanges]> This tag is replaced by the 20 last modified pages list.
Images, file attachments, flash
Depending on which editor you are using, you'll be able to upload and display resources within your page : images, files (icon displayed), flash animations.

Table below displays wiki codes that are interpreted by wiwi at display time, whenever they are found in a page content :

<<text>> Text is strong .
{{text}} Text is italic
----   Horizontal rule
[[BR]] Line break
[[IMG url alt]] Image tag
[[url]] , or [[url title]]
[[page name]]
link to another Wiwi page
[[page name | link title]]
link to another Wiwi page
Xxx@domain.ext mailto hyperlink
CamelCaseName Link to the corresponding Wiwi page
escaped camelcase : won't be converted in a link at display time.
=text= Header 2
>text blockquote
*text Bullet list