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This page goes over some of the needed information on how to add/edit content.

Account

To be able to add or edit any content on this webpage you must have a verified account with us. Click on the Request account link and enter the information requested. You must provide your name and email so we can verify who you are.

Creating a Page

To create a page:

  1. Put jointmechanics.org/index.php/(Page Title) into your address bar.
    1. This does not have to match the title of the displayed page
    2. Use something simple for yourself to remember at first.
    3. use the underscore _ for space
  2. Once on Page if it does not exist click Create Source
  3. Location of Create Page Link
  4. To make title that does not match URL add the following to the top of the edit source.
    {{DISPLAYTITLE:(your title)}}
  5. Format your page and add Content

Some Format Options

Level 1 is title

== Level 2 == 
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
====== Level 6 ======

<u>Underline</u>

''italic''

'''bold'''

'''''bold & italic'''''

Lists and other Formats found https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Formatting

Adding Content not text

Math

<math> (Latex equation using amsmath package syntax)</math>

sample

<math> \frac{\epsilon}{\Omega_{24409}}</math>

Results:

Image Insert

To insert an image

  1. Upload the file using the [Special:Upload|File Upload] link in the sidebar
  2. Give image some simple name not used already
  3. Use the following code to display image
[[File:(your image name)|(pixel width)px|(location)|(mouse hover text)]]

example of image above:

[[File:CreatePage3.png|800px|center|Location of Create Page Link]]

More Help Found Here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Images

To include PDF

To embed a PDF

  1. Get URL link
  2. Use Following Code
{{#widget:PDF
|url = (web address)
|width = (750 Portrait, 960 Landscape) Optional
|height = (1000 Protrait, 680 Landscape) Optional (use a 1.41 ratio of width and height)
}}

Example:

Currently your browser does not use a PDF plugin. You may however download the PDF file instead.

For documents on Google Drive, you will need to do some editing

  1. Right Click on the PDF
  2. Select Get Link
  3. Copy the link
  4. Paste this link in the URL section of the above
  5. Delete view?usp=sharing
  6. Replace with preview

Example: Copied Link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1znqIOorLLLtFnW5LM7rM5OiPylJcjCwW/view?usp=sharing Editted Link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1znqIOorLLLtFnW5LM7rM5OiPylJcjCwW/preview


To Include Youtube Video

You can embed YouTube Videos into the page.

You will need:

  1. Youtube Video ID, or
  2. Playlist ID

The ID is the Alpha-Numeric part at the end of the URL

Here is an example using Matt Allen's May 2021 Seminar

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWkxSd7zFHM

Code needed:

{{#widget:Youtube
|id = (video ID)
| height = 
| width = 
}}

Example:

{{#widget:Youtube
|id = zWkxSd7zFHM
| height = 444
| width = 790
}}