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These are some guidelines specific to editing the MusicBee Wiki. All monospace text can be copied & pasted into the source editor, where you only have to replace the appropriate sections with your own text.

Incomplete Pages Edit

Please place the template {{UnderConstruction}} at the top of incomplete pages. This will allow other Wiki contributors to easily find incomplete pages in Under Construction, and alert readers of where to go if the information they want is not available.

Obsolete or Outdated Pages Edit

If you notice that a page contains info which is obsolete or out of date due to more recent updates and you don't have time to fix it, you can add the category Out-of-Date using the categories bar at the bottom of the page.

Versioning Edit

Please put the version of MusicBee most recently used for editing a page at the top of that page. You can use the template {{UpToDate|<version number>}} for this. This will aid others when there are differences between their version and the wiki.

Language Conventions Edit

Please Use Title Case for New Page Names. For Headers within a page, either use Title Case or match the case used in MusicBee (all lower case for Preferences, etc).

The default language for MusicBee is UK English. Per Steven's request and consensus on the MusicBee Forum, the wiki uses US spelling for most page names and text. Alternate spellings can be redirected to the main page (see below).

An important exception to this is any code or settings that need to be entered literally, such as Skinning Elements: "Player.SpectrumVisualiser" is a working element; "Player.SpectrumVisualizer" is not.

Screenshots Edit

Please try to use the default skin for screenshots in articles. It may be helpful to use a separate portable installation for screenshots, so you don't have to mess with your own settings. If an article needs screenshots and you're not able to provide them, please add the category Needs Screenshots.

Notes on Links Edit

Links within the same page:

  • All headings on a page are automatically given HTML anchor links with the name of the heading (these are the links used in the table of contents for the page). Some of our templates also create anchor links within the page (see below).
  • Use {{In|<Anchor Link>}} where "Anchor Link" is the text of the link within the page (case sensitive). Equivalent to [[#Anchor Link|Anchor Link]]
  • Use [[#Anchor Link|other text]] to create a link with different text than used in the page

Links to external sites:

  • Use [http://URLHERE Optional Text]

Categories:

  • To create an inline link to a Category without adding the page to the category, use [[:Category:Category Name|]]

Redirects:

  • A redirect is a page that forwards to another page. For example, Preferences redirects to Category:Preferences. The entire content of a redirect page should be:
    #REDIRECT [[Target Page]]
  • If you're redirecting to a specific section within a page, use [[Target Page#Anchor Link]]

Useful Templates Edit

Here are some handy templates specific to this wiki that aren't mentioned above:

  • {{Forum}}: use to quickly create a link to the MusicBee Forum.
  • {{Default|<optional text>}}: used to mark default settings. See any of the Preferences pages for examples
  • {{Setting|<name of setting>}}: creates a non-TOC heading and anchor link for talking about a particular setting. Also see Preferences for examples.
    • The anchor allows you to link directly to that setting from other wiki pages or the Forum (or create a redirect for it). From an external page, you would link to:
      http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/Page_Name#name_of_setting.
  • To provide links to similar pages and automatically categorize a page, you can use these Navigation Templates:

Templates specific to particular pages (Skins, Skinning Elements, etc) are explained in detail on those pages.

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