From IFWiki

Contributing to IFWiki

IFWiki has a new software database!

In January 2022, we added a software infobox for interpreters, authoring systems and utilities, which stores its content to a database that can be queried. For instance, the Parchment interpreter automatically appears on a list of recommended Browser interpreters. Please help us populate the database by:

  • Adding or updating the infobox on existing pages. Go to the page of an interpreter or authoring system, click on the Actions menu, and choose “Edit with form.” You don’t need to know any wiki code to fill in the form--it’s as easy as adding information to IFDB. See IFWiki:Software without infoboxes for ideas for which page to update.
  • Adding new software pages. If there’s an interpreter or IF authoring system that doesn’t have a page yet on IFWiki, you can add it by going to the Form:Software page and typing in the name. That will take you to a form where you can fill out the information.

If you have any questions or comments you can put them here: IFWiki talk:Community portal#New software infobox.

Editing generally

To edit the wiki, you just need to create an account. With the exception of the Main Page, you can just click on "Actions" then "Edit".

To discuss the wiki's content or make suggestions, you can either use the relevant page's talk page (click "Discussion") or the Community portal page.

To sign your name on a talk page, just type the tilde character four times (~~~~) and it will be converted into your name and time when you save the page.

Style guides

The expected content of IFWiki is discussed on the various pages within Category:Style guides. We are hoping to update these in 2022.

Wikis in general

The software behind IFWiki is called MediaWiki. You can edit pages with a combination of wikitext (a markup language) and HTML. Two pages on IFWiki (which are largely themselves copied and pasted from the MediaWiki website) discuss this markup: Help:Editing and Help:Table.

You may also find the The "Help:Contents" page on MediaWiki's website useful.