[pmwiki-users] EditGettingStarted (was: TextFormattingRules and BasicEditing)

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue Mar 7 07:58:45 CST 2006

On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 11:23:20AM +0000, Ian Barton wrote:
> I would like to make the Master Markup very easy to find. It's actually 
> not too hard at the moment. However, consider the following:
> Someone starts to use the wiki and looks through the Basic Markup 
> section and can't find what they want. Now if you are like me you would 
> think, "If I can just scan through a list of all the markups, I should 
> be able to work out which is the one I want." If there isn't a link on 
> the Basic Markup page to the full list, I would probably try typing 
> something in the Search Box. The question is what do I type?

Feel free to add links wherever you think it's appropriate.  :-)
The Basic Markup page already has a link to the markup master index,
but I agree that visitors will also try the search to find it.

> So, it might be worth embedding some sort of meta tag of likely search 
> words in the Master Markup page that would be found by a search.

The (:keywords:) directive works well for this.

> Also, pages that are a subset of some bigger picture, should have a very 
> obvious link to the comprehensive version.

I agree; perhaps create a "See Also" section in the page somewhere?


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