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This page describes basic navigation to get you exploring Forexpedia.


Basic navigation in Forexpedia

How to navigate Forexpedia

Forexpedia articles are all linked, or cross-referenced.

Wherever you see text like this, it means there is a link to some relevant article or Forexpedia page with further information elsewhere if you need it. Holding your mouse over the link will often show you where a link will take you. These links mean that articles do not need to cover common ground in depth; instead, you are always one click away from more information on any point that has a link attached.

There are other links towards the ends of most articles, for other articles of interest, relevant external web sites and pages, and reference material. At the end of the article are relevant categories of knowledge which you can search.

Some articles may also have links to dictionary definitions, audiobook readings, or quotations

You can add further links if a relevant link is missing, and this is one way to contribute.

Main Page

There's a browsing bar at the top of the Main Page with links to Categories, Portals, Featured content and the A-Z index. Each category is a list of sub-categories or articles. Portals bring you to sub-portals and portals, which are illustrated article summaries like on the Main Page. Featured content is the way to the best articles, pictures, lists and portals in the encyclopedia. A-Z index finds a page from the first two or three letters of its title.

Category browsing

Every article has a list at the bottom of all the categories it belongs to. Click on the specific category name to see what other terms are members of the same category.

All Forexpedia terms are members of the Terms category. For a complete list of terms, head over to our Glossary.

Sidebar (left)

To the side of each article are some standard options for navigation and for tools:

Navigation options include:

Toolbox includes:

  • -What links here - useful for tracing where this article is referenced from. What links here takes you to a special page that lists the pages on this wiki which contain a link to the current page. This is helpful when you are looking for pages of related information. The What links here information can also be useful when you are refactoring wiki pages and need to check whether links to this page are still relevant after changes in the current page.
  • -Related changes - tool lists all recent changes in the pages linked to from the current page. Recent changes to all relevant template pages are included in the resulting page list.
  • -Upload file - how you add images (and occasionally other files) to Forexpedia. This tool displays a special page that allows logged-in users to upload images and other files to the wiki. Uploaded files can be linked-from or embedded-in wiki pages.
  • -Special pages - all the special functions and administration options can be found here.

Other sidebar functions include:

  • -Search - allows you to search other articles across the whole of Forexpedia.

Top tabs (above the article)

Each page in Forexpedia contains an article, and a discussion page (usually called "Talk...")

You can see these above, the article is labelled "project page", the discussion page is the tab to the right of it. These are treated as two separate pages in Forexpedia, but are shown side by side on the tab bar, for ease of use.

Whether you are looking at the article or project page, or the discussion page, you will see there is a button marked "edit this page", possibly a button "+", and a button labeled "watch" or "unwatch".

  • -Edit this page - this is the key to contributing to Forexpedia. When you click this button, you change from viewing an article or discussion about an article, to being able to edit the article, or add comments to the discussion that is going on.
Occasionally, pages that are important or may be vandalized are locked, in which case the "edit" will show "view source", and you will not be able to edit the article at that time
Page editing is simple with Forexpedia, and you cannot harm a page if you make a mistake, since all changes can be undone. This is part of Forexpedia's vandal protection.
  • -"+" - adds a new section to a page, without changing what is already there.
  • -Watch/unwatch - adds or removes a page from your watchlist, the list of pages you are tracking. You can view your watchlist with the user option button "my watchlist" at the top right of the screen.

User options (top right)

These control your user account. To create a user account you only need to choose a name and a password. An email address is optional and only used for password reminders.

Unless you create an account you will not be able to customize Forexpedia preferences for yourself.

The user options also include links to view your watchlist (articles you are tracking), and contributions you have made.

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