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GeneWeb uses Wikitext, a markup language that offers a simplified alternative to HTML and is used to write pages in wiki websites such as Wikipedia.
A toolbar around text zones allow to easily add wikitext:
Title of the page
Add the “TITLE=” tag before the text.
Table of contents
Headings and subheadings are a way to improve the organization of an article.
= Heading = == Subheading ==
If an article has at least four headings, a table of contents will automatically be generated. Some options are available:
- hide the table of contents (TOC):
- to place a table of contents at a specific position (overriding ):
- to place a short table of contents:
You can format your text using wiki markup. This consists of normal characters like asterisks, single quotes or equation marks which have a special function in the wiki, sometimes depending on their position. For example, to format a word in italic, you include it in two single quotes like this:
''italic'' '''bold''' '''''bold and italic'''''
For GeneWeb underlining style, green bold by default, use curly brackets:
To indent text, use a colon at the beginning of the line, as much as needed:
:1st indent ::2nd indent
To add a forced line-break for a new paragraph, leave an empty line or start line with HTML tag <br />.
To create a bullet list simply start each line with an asterisk (*):
* one * two * three ** three and one-third ** three and two-thirds
You can create links to a page (text+HTML+WikiText) , by putting its name in triple square brackets, like this:
If you want to display some other text for the link, you can do so by adding / followed by the alternative name. For example:
If the page doesn't exist, the link appears in red. Clicking on the link, you'll reach an empty page you can fill.
One can organize linked pages into folders by prefixing the filename with a folder name as in:
To insert a link to an individual, use the following syntax:
Backlink to a page
When a page contain links to individuals, GeneWeb may add a link back to this page at several locations on the individual page:
HEAD=: below the name;
OCCU=: below the occupation;
DEATH=: at the end the date and place of death, between parenthesis;
BIBLIO=: after sources, with a bibliography sub-title;
BNOTE=: at the beginning of notes;
NOTE=: at the end of notes;
The link to the page appears under the text comprised between
]] in the individual's link. In this text, the character
*, if present, is replaced by the content of the tag (Warning, white space before and after the * are taken into account).
Tag syntax is the same as that of the title of the page:
TITLE=Test2 HEAD=baron d'Empire OCCU=maire de Thionville DEATH=raison inconnue BIBLIO=documentation personnelle BNOTE=remarque de début de note NOTE=remarque de fin de note [[Bernard/Test/Test, Bernard;* texte 1]] texte 2<br>
The page must have a title tag and the tags definitions must follow immediately the title tag.
update_nldb updates the cross references between notes and pages (in which notes and pages a particular individual is mentionned?). This information is available on the individual's page under the link
linked pages (m=LINKED;p=firstname;n=lastname).
The example above will produce the following result on the page for Bernard Test (note that in most cases, a single tag will appear in a page):
All the characters used for syntax can be written in notes or in the forum preceded by
- Download and install GeneWeb program under GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, FreeBSD; on Mac OS X, Linux or Windows using Docker; or in CGI mode behind a web server.
- Understand GeneWeb server, homonym, consanguinity.
Use and manage genealogical databases
- Import Gedcom
.gwfiles with gwsetup or in command-line.
- Update datas (add/remove individuals and families), merge duplicates, type dates.
- Use wikitext syntax, macros, keyboard shortcuts.
- Clean, recover, rename, save, archive a database.
- Merge and split multiples databases.
- Personalize CSS, header and trailer, templates, lexicon and declension.
- Configuration file
.gwf(for templm), wizard notes, passwords for friends/wizards and access restrictions to databases.
- Add images in notes, further remarks for experts.