# Help:Editing

Wikis should be easy to edit, so most text you add or change will appear as you expect it. But you can do more if you want.

This wiki is currently in ConfirmEmail mode after the move from Wikispaces to a MediaWiki-based installation (the edit mode may change again some time). For editing or adding information to the wiki, you have to join it. See How to Get Your Xenwiki Account for more!

What you always have dreamed of (for your paper notes) - in a wiki it becomes true: fast links!

If you enclose a word in double brackets (like [[word]]), you get an internal link, hopefully to an already existing page - if not, it appears red, and you just created the opportunity for your co-authors to add the details. If you want a text differing from the link target, you can place it after a pipe symbol: [[word|different text]].
You may link to sections in the same page by using the section title with the prefix #. MediaWiki automatically converts it into a link with the correct anchor identifier. For example to link to the beginning of this section use [[#Using links]] (rendered as #Using links) or with changed text [[#Using links|top of this section]] (rendered as top of this section).
Links to some wikis are supported by placing a specific wiki alias and a colon (:) to the common in-wiki link syntax: [[otherwiki: name there]] as a prefix, for example, [[Wikipedia: Microtonal music]] gets rendered as Wikipedia: Microtonal music. Although this features is named "interwiki", is also includes some services that are definitively not wiki-like, for instance a google search can as well be embedded in wiki syntax: [[Google: 159edo]] (rendered as: Google: 159edo) The sites currently supported are managed in Special:Interwiki. A space after the prefix doesn't change the effect but looks better.