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Basic Questions

  • How do I edit a page?
Click the 'Edit' tab.
  • How do I add a page?
You may want to add a page to place your roster on or to serve as a record book or a player's homepage, etc. It is VERY easy to do. You do this by creating a link to the new page BEFORE the new page exists. Once the link is published, the new page is created. You can then click on the link to the new page and it will take you to the editing page for it. Paste your roster or enter whatever information you wish to have displayed.
We need to all be aware of the size of this site. When creating new pages, be as specific as you can be with the names. Do not simply create a new page entitled "Roster". there may be 300 teams eventually with their rosters published. Instead, create a page with the name "Team_Name_Roster_200X".

Pictures

  • How do I place a picture on my page? TW 07:17, 31 October 2006 (EST)
Upload images
  • Click on "Upload File" from the menus on the far left
  • Use the Browse button to locate the file you wish to upload
  • Select a name for the file on the (grid.info) site - WRITE THIS DOWN SOMEWHERE (be as specific with the file name as possible - I should have named this file RoncalliBruceScifres.jpg; we could eventually end up with 1,000s of pics on here, so naming will be important to ensure that your file does not get lost or replaced
  • Give a brief description of the picture to make it easier to find later
  • Click on Upload File
  • Go to your team page
  • Click on edit in the section in which you wish to add the picture
  • Drop this code in: [[Image:File.png|alt text]] substituting your file name and the text you want underneath it


You can also control the size and placement of your picture as well through code. For example, [[Image:BruceScifres.gif|right|75px|thumb|Coach Scifres]] does the following:
  • image: tells it to insert an image
  • BruceScifres.gif - tells it which picture
  • right - tells it that I want the picture to go on the right of the screen (right justified)
  • 75px - tells how large I would like the picture to be (larger the number, bigger the picture)
  • thumb - tells it to make the picture a thumbnail and include the text the follows
  • Coach Scifres - the last thing written will always be the text displayed under the picture


I do not believe that it is possible to reference an off-site picture at this time. If you have an off-site picture that you want to use:
  • Go to that image
  • Right click on it
  • Choose Save As
  • Go to info.gridirondigest.net and follow the above steps to upload the picture

Tables

  • How do I make a table?
The wiki code to make a table is extremely simple to use. I'm going to walk you through placing Broad Ripple's schedule on the site in a simple but nice looking table.
The key commands in the table are as follows:
  • {| starts the table
  • border="1" signifies how thick you want your border walls to be
  • cellpadding="5" space between the text and the edge of the cells
  • | begins a new line
  • || seperates one column from the next
  • |- seperates one row from the next
  • |} closes the table


Here's the schedule:


Aug. 18 Indianapolis Chatard {3A} L 13-58
Aug. 25 at Richmond {5A} L 27-41
Sep. 1 Indianapolis Manual {5A}‡ L 21-36 won by forfeit
Sep. 8 at Cincinnati Lakota West (Ohio) L 0-55
Sep. 15 Indianapolis Howe {3A}‡ L 12-30
Sep. 23 at Indianapolis Northwest {5A}‡ L 13-34
Sep. 29 at Indianapolis Arlington {5A}‡ L 33-61
Oct. 6 at Indianapolis Washington {3A}‡ W 28- 0
Oct. 13 at Indianapolis Tech {5A}‡ W 27-23
Oct. 20 at North Central (Indianapolis) {5A} L 26-70 sectional
‡INDIANAPOLIS CONFERENCE GAME


Here's the schedule in a table:


  • {|border="1" cellpadding="5"
  • |Aug. 18 || Indianapolis Chatard (3A) || L 13-58
  • |-
  • |Aug. 25 || at Richmond (5A) || L 27-41
  • |-
  • |Sep. 1 || Indianapolis Manual (5A)‡ || L 21-36 won by forfeit
  • |-
  • |Sep. 8 || at Cincinnati Lakota West (Ohio) || L 0-55
  • |-
  • |Sep. 15 || Indianapolis Howe (3A)‡ || L 12-30
  • |-
  • |Sep. 23 || at Indianapolis Northwest (5A) || L 13-34
  • |-
  • |Sep. 29 || at Indianapolis Arlington (5A)‡ || L 33-61
  • |-
  • |Oct. 6 || at Indianapolis Washington (3A)‡ || W 28- 0
  • |-
  • |Oct. 13 || at Indianapolis Tech (5A)‡ || W 27-23
  • |-
  • |Oct. 20 || at North Central (Indianapolis) (5A) || L 26-70 sectional
  • |}
  • ‡INDIANAPOLIS CONFERENCE GAME


You can find this table at http://info.gridirondigest.net/index.php?t...Ripple#Schedule
You can continue to add as many rows and columns as you want. If you want to make some text bold simply surround it with '''text I want bold'''.
  • How do I add color to my table?
Adding color to your table is very simple. Add this code to the first line of our table:
  • {| border="1" cellpadding="3" [b]style="background:color; color:color"[/b]
If you put in background:black; color:orange, you will get a black table with orange writing. Very simple.
  • How can center text in my table?
You can center the information your table either by row or by cell (not column to the best of my knowledge). Anytime you substitute ! for | the information that precedes it will be centered. So, if you entered this text:
  • {| border="1"
  • | Something that is very long || Something that is long || Something that is long
  • |-
  • ! Trevor Wilson || NG || SR
  • |-
  • | Chris Shaw || LB || JR
  • |-
  • | Mark Evans
  • ! OG || SO
  • |-
  • | Vince Logan
  • ! OT
  • | FR
  • |}
Here is the actual table. Notice which cells are centered and which are not. Remember, a row will continue until a |- is placed at the start of a new line. Everything following a ! before a hard return will be centered.
Something that is very long Something that is long Something that is long
Trevor Wilson NG SR
Chris Shaw LB JR
Mark Evans OG SO
Vince Logan OT FR


For further "WikiText" questions, refer to Wikipedia Help

Citing Information

GridironDigest.Info has implemented a very easy way to cite/source/reference information that is put on GridironDigest.Info, it uses a MediaWiki extension called Extension:Cite. Extension:Cite is a very simple extension that uses three "tags" to easily cite references.

Introduction:
<ref>Reference Information link</ref> - Used if the reference won't be given an id (used when the reference will only be used once in an article)
<ref name ="id">Reference Information link</ref> - Used in the first instance of a reference that will be used multiple times in an article
<ref name ="id"/> - Used to insert a reference in all instances after its initial creation
<references /> - Used to show the list of references in the article (typically found at the end of an article)

Actual code:

As of 2006 [[Heritage Hills]] has an overall record of 305-86-0. <ref>http://texashsfootball.com/board/index.php?showtopic=4017</ref>

As of 2006 [[Evansville Mater Dei]] has a playoff record of 
61 wins and 23 losses. <ref name="Unofficial HH">The Unofficial Heritage Hills Patriot Football Page  http://www.psci.net/~davidm/Southwesternfootball.html</ref>

As of 2006 [[Heritage Hills]] has a playoff record of 
55 wins and 21 losses. <ref  name = "Unofficial HH"/>

<references />

Result:

As of 2006 Heritage Hills has an overall record of 305-86-0. [1]

As of 2006 Evansville Mater Dei has a playoff record of 61 wins and 23 losses. [2]

As of 2006 Heritage Hills has a playoff record of 55 wins and 21 losses. [2]

  1. http://texashsfootball.com/board/index.php?showtopic=4017
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Unofficial Heritage Hills Patriot Football Page http://www.psci.net/~davidm/Southwesternfootball.html

Embedding YouTube Video

Embedding YouTube video on GridironDigest.info is simple. GridironDigest.info makes use of Extension:YouTubeTag.

Tag: <youtube v="YouTube_VideoID">

Steps:

1. Upload your desired video onto YouTube

2. Locate your desired video's "YouTube ID" (click on the thumbnail to learn where you can find YouTube video IDs)

Youtube.jpg

3. Insert <youtube v="YouTube_VideoID"> onto your desired GridironDigest.info page

Result: <youtube v="_GlfazGL0Ss">