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-===== Contributing to the ProductCart Encyclopedia ===== +====== Contributing to the ProductCart Encyclopedia ======
-We are counting on your help to make this WIKI-based system a complete encyclopedia on ProductCart. We want to have not only documentation that is absolutely outstanding,​ but also articles, "how to'​s"​ of all kinds, widgets, code snippets, third-party add-on'​s,​ you name it!+
  
-Of course, we will be the first ones working hard on this project every day+We are counting ​on your help to make this WIKI-based system a complete encyclopedia on ProductCartWe want to have not only documentation that is absolutely outstanding,​ but also [[:​developers:​developers|technical articles]], [[:​how_to|"​how to'​s"​ of all kinds]], [[widgets|widgets]],​ [[:​developers:​developers|code snippets]], [[:​widgets:​thirdparty:​thirdparty|third-party add-on'​s]],​ you name it!
  
-Howeverwhenever you find that a topic should ​be added, expanded, or edited, go ahead and contribute. We use [[doku>​wiki:​dokuwiki|DokuWiki]] for this Web site, so we are going to refer you to their Web site for detailed information on things like how to [[doku>​wiki:​faq:​addpages|add a page]] and [[doku>​wiki:​editing|editing existing pages]], the [[doku>​wiki:​syntax|syntax]] to use, etc.+Of coursewe will be the first ones working hard on this project every day
  
-Below are some general recommendations and basic syntax instructions.+However, whenever you find that a topic should be added, expanded, or edited, go ahead and contribute. We use [[doku>​wiki:​dokuwiki|DokuWiki]] for this Web site. Here is a complete reference to the [[:​wiki:​syntax|formatting syntax]] to use. Below are some **general recommendations** and **basic syntax** instructions.
  
 ===== Register to Contribute ===== ===== Register to Contribute =====
-Register an account to contribute to the project. We ask you to register so that we know who you are. It's as simple as that. This way if we have a question about something that you have contributed,​ we can e-mail you and ask you about it. And if we find that you've contributed great contentwe might send you some chocolate cookies or discount on our software (I'd go for the former).+Register an account to contribute to the project. We ask you to register so that we know who you are (so if we have a question about something that you have contributed,​ we can contact ​you about it)In addition, registering gives you the ability to create a User Page on this Web sitewhich can give you some great visibility as ProductCart expert[[:​wiki:​user:​massimo|Here is an example >>]]
  
 ===== How to Contribute ===== ===== How to Contribute =====
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   - **Contribute Content** \\ E.g. improving our documentation,​ documenting new features, offering tips and tricks, etc.   - **Contribute Content** \\ E.g. improving our documentation,​ documenting new features, offering tips and tricks, etc.
   - **Post comments or opinions** \\ To post comments or opinions on a certain topic, click on the "​Discussion"​ tab at the top of the page. This way we keep separate documents and conversations on those documents. For example, the "​discussion"​ area is where you would post problems using a certain code snippet provided by another customer.   - **Post comments or opinions** \\ To post comments or opinions on a certain topic, click on the "​Discussion"​ tab at the top of the page. This way we keep separate documents and conversations on those documents. For example, the "​discussion"​ area is where you would post problems using a certain code snippet provided by another customer.
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 ===== Basic Syntax ===== ===== Basic Syntax =====
-When you create a new page or edit existing content, use the Toolbar to apply simple formatting to your content. For a complete overview of the syntax that you can use in DokuWiki, [[http://​wiki.splitbrain.org/​wiki:​syntax|click here]]. Don't let that page scare you. You will pick up the simple syntax used by DokuWiki very quickly after writing a page or two, and then you'll feel like you've mastered a new foreign language and brag about it at the dinner table.+When you create a new page or edit existing content, use the Toolbar to apply simple formatting to your content. For a complete overview of the syntax that you can use in DokuWiki, [[doku>wiki:​syntax|syntax]]. Don't let that page scare you. You will pick up the simple syntax used by DokuWiki very quickly after writing a page or two, and then you'll feel like you've mastered a new foreign language and brag about it at the dinner table.
  
 For now, a couple of quick tricks that you'll use often. For now, a couple of quick tricks that you'll use often.
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 If you are undecided on where a page should go, if you'd rather have Early Impact create the page for you before you contribute to it, don't hesitate to [[marketing@earlyimpact.com|contact us]]. If you are undecided on where a page should go, if you'd rather have Early Impact create the page for you before you contribute to it, don't hesitate to [[marketing@earlyimpact.com|contact us]].
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 +==== Highlighting with Notes ====
 +It's useful to highlight content on pages that you are editing by using the following syntax (thanks to the "​[[http://​wiki.splitbrain.org/​plugin:​note|notes]]"​ plug-in)
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 +  * <​nowiki><​note>​This is a general note</​note></​nowiki>​
 +  * <​nowiki><​note important>​This is an important note</​note></​nowiki>​
 +  * <​nowiki><​note tip>This is great for tips and tricks</​note></​nowiki> ​
 +  * <​nowiki><​note warning>​Great for "​warning"​ messages</​note></​nowiki>​
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 +<note tip>As you can see, you can provide visible tips using the <​nowiki><​note tip></​note></​nowiki>​ syntax. Use the other "​notes"​ syntax as well to highlight other areas of the page.</​note>​
  
 ==== Showing ASP code on the page ==== ==== Showing ASP code on the page ====

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