Help:Starting a new page

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Female Roommate wanted (For a two-bedroom apartment, from spring quarter, 2008)
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{{PD Help Page}}
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There are several ways to start a new page
  
1. Location:  
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== Using Wikilinks ==
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MediaWiki makes it very easy to link wiki pages using a standard syntax (see [[Help:Links|Links]]). If you (or anyone else) creates a link to an article that doesn't exist yet, the link will be coloured red, <span style="color: #ba0000">like this</span>.
  
Trailside apartment (U-village neighborhood)
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Clicking a red link, will take you to the edit page for the new article.  Simply type your text, click save and the new page will be created.
47th street & 24th ave (across U-village shopping mall)
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(Very convenient for UW students!  15 minute walk to campus; 2 minute walk to Safeway, QFC grocery stores; close to 372, 68, 65, 75 bus stops)
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Once the page has been created, the link will change from <span style="color: #ba0000">red</span> to <span style="color: #002bb8;">blue</span> (<span style="color: #5a3696;">purple</span> for pages you've visited) indicating that the article now exists.
  
2. Rent: $ 460/ month (water included; 12-month/9-m lease)
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== Using the URL ==
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You can use the wiki's URL for creating a new page. The URL to an article of the wiki is usually something like this:
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*<code><nowiki>http://www.my-wiki.org/index.php/</nowiki>'''ARTICLE'''</code> &nbsp;&nbsp; or
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*<code><nowiki>http://www.my-wiki.org/wiki/</nowiki>'''ARTICLE'''</code>
  
3. Room:
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If you replace <code>'''ARTICLE'''</code> with the name of the page you wish to create, you will be taken to a blank page which indicates that no article of that name exists yet. Clicking the "''edit''" [[Help:Navigation#Page Tabs|page tab]] at the top of the page will take you to the edit page for that article, where you can create the new page by typing your text, and clicking submit.
  
Two bedroom; shared kitchen and bathroom;
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== From the search page ==
spacious living room.
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If you search for a page that doesn't exist (using the search box and 'go' button on the left of the page) then you will be provided with a link to create the new page.  (Note that this technique doesn't work if you use the 'search' button).
  
4. The girl lives here now is a quiet and easy-going UW graduate student, who wants a easy-going female roommate (student preferred).
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== Using the Inputbox extension ==
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{{Admin tip|tip=You need to download and install the [[meta:Inputbox|"inputbox extension"]] for this method to work.}}
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If the Inputbox extension is available on the wiki you can start a new page by typing in your article's name and clicking the "create article" button, as in the example below.
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{| align="center" style="border:1px solid black" width="60%"
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|
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<inputbox>
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type=create
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width=45
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</inputbox>
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|}
  
Available from April 2008. 
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== Create redirects to your new page ==
(my current roommate is graduating next quarter…)
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Don't forget to setup redirects when you create a page. If you think another person may search for the page you've created by using a different name or spelling, please create the proper redirect(s).
  
Please contact Becky YANG if interested: yangl@u.washington.edu,     206-965-0610
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To create a redirect, the '''first line''' of the page should read <nowiki>#REDIRECT [[Destination]]</nowiki> where Destination is the page to which people should be redirected. This must appear as the very first line of the page.
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== Protect your new page ==
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If desired, once you create your new page, you should protect the page and allow only the type of users you would like to edit the page.
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[[Category:Help|Starting a new page]]

Latest revision as of 10:33, 3 June 2008

These help pages were copied and then adapted with permission from the main help pages at MediaWiki. If you notice something missing please feel free to e-mail the ASUW Tech for assistance or, if you feel up to it, add it yourself.

There are several ways to start a new page

Contents

[edit] Using Wikilinks

MediaWiki makes it very easy to link wiki pages using a standard syntax (see Links). If you (or anyone else) creates a link to an article that doesn't exist yet, the link will be coloured red, like this.

Clicking a red link, will take you to the edit page for the new article. Simply type your text, click save and the new page will be created.

Once the page has been created, the link will change from red to blue (purple for pages you've visited) indicating that the article now exists.

[edit] Using the URL

You can use the wiki's URL for creating a new page. The URL to an article of the wiki is usually something like this:

  • http://www.my-wiki.org/index.php/ARTICLE    or
  • http://www.my-wiki.org/wiki/ARTICLE

If you replace ARTICLE with the name of the page you wish to create, you will be taken to a blank page which indicates that no article of that name exists yet. Clicking the "edit" page tab at the top of the page will take you to the edit page for that article, where you can create the new page by typing your text, and clicking submit.

[edit] From the search page

If you search for a page that doesn't exist (using the search box and 'go' button on the left of the page) then you will be provided with a link to create the new page. (Note that this technique doesn't work if you use the 'search' button).

[edit] Using the Inputbox extension

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Tip for wiki admins: You need to download and install the "inputbox extension" for this method to work.

If the Inputbox extension is available on the wiki you can start a new page by typing in your article's name and clicking the "create article" button, as in the example below.

<inputbox> type=create width=45 </inputbox>

[edit] Create redirects to your new page

Don't forget to setup redirects when you create a page. If you think another person may search for the page you've created by using a different name or spelling, please create the proper redirect(s).

To create a redirect, the first line of the page should read #REDIRECT [[Destination]] where Destination is the page to which people should be redirected. This must appear as the very first line of the page.

[edit] Protect your new page

If desired, once you create your new page, you should protect the page and allow only the type of users you would like to edit the page.

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