Help:Creating a page

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There are two main ways to create a page: There are two main ways to create a page:
 +The two easiest ways to create a new page are:
#Perform a search for the new title with the Go button. When the search finds nothing, click on the red link "create this page". #Perform a search for the new title with the Go button. When the search finds nothing, click on the red link "create this page".
-#If you're editing a page and want to link to a new page, create the link as usual, then save the page. Clicking on the redlink allows you to start editing the new page, but don't forget to save it when you are finished. +#While editing an existing page, create an "interwiki" link to the new page by typing '''<nowiki>[[new page name]]</nowiki>''', then save the page. Then click on the redlink ''''new page name'''' to edit the new page, add your content, then save it to create the page.
===Detailed instructions=== ===Detailed instructions===

Revision as of 12:09, 9 March 2007

There are two main ways to create a page: The two easiest ways to create a new page are:

  1. Perform a search for the new title with the Go button. When the search finds nothing, click on the red link "create this page".
  2. While editing an existing page, create an "interwiki" link to the new page by typing [[new page name]], then save the page. Then click on the redlink 'new page name' to edit the new page, add your content, then save it to create the page.

Detailed instructions

  • Type the name of the new page in the search field to the left.
  • Click Go.
  • If there is no page titled with that name, you can create the page by clicking create this page under search results.
  • Add information. Do not worry about formatting or completeness if you are not sure how to do it. Others will help and changes are easily made. Be bold.
  • Please put at least one category tag at the end, for example: [[Category:Renewable energy]]. If you're keen, you might want to browse the categories, or create a new one if there isn't a similar one already.
  • Click Show preview to see what you have created.
  • If you would like be alerted when someone makes a change to this page, select Watch this page.
  • Add a Summary and click Save Page when you are satisfied. Come back as often as you like, to make changes.
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