Campaign of the Month: April 2014
This is the default Obsidian Portal help page (with some additions by Thorvaldr.) It serves as a starting point for your wiki. From here you can begin organizing your campaign!
To get you started, here are some examples of what you can do with the wiki. To see how these work, click on the ‘Edit’ button at the bottom and just start playing around. Don’t worry, you won’t break anything.
Creating a new page
To create a new page, just make a name and surround it with double square brackets like so: [[A New Page] (with the second square bracket) will appear as: A New Page. When you save the page, the link will show up and you can click on it to create the new page.
Linking to existing pages
To link to existing pages, use the same double square brackets. For example, here’s a link to this page: [[Wiki How-To] appears as Wiki How-To
Linking to a page with different text
If you don’t want to use the page’s name as the link text, you can specify your own text by placing a vertical bar | and the link text in the link like so: [[Wiki How-To | Linking with different text] appears as Linking with different text
Linking to characters
For PCs and NPCs in your campaign, the easiest thing is to use the PC/NPC Link Lookup in the sidebar to the right. It’s quite handy! Otherwise, the links behave much like a wiki link, just with a colon at the start. So, if we want to link to Runa, it would look like this: [[:runa] appears as Runa Egilsdottir. (Yes, the full name appears automatically.) It should be noted that these are case-sensitive, and the default for characters seems to be lower-case.
Common issues with linking
Sometimes you’ll put in a wiki link and it will look like a new page, like this: wiki-how-to. But isn’t “wiki-how-to” the title of this page? These links are case-sensitive and space-sensitive. For this page, the link has to look exactly like [[Wiki How-To]. If you’re having issues, you can display all of the wiki pages by clicking on Show All under List Pages. (In one of the right-side boxes.)
Making this all easy.
When you’re editing a wiki page, you’ll see a toolbar at the top:
So instead of worrying about extremely precise formatting, use the Character and Wiki Pages buttons. They’ll pop out a list of all of the characters and wiki pages in the campaign, all you have to do is click “Insert”!
HTML and Textile
To style things how you want, you can use either HTML (with some restrictions) or a simple formatting language called Textile. It’s up to you, but Textile is pretty easy, while simultaneously allowing for lots of customization.