Note: a 'page' is effectively a new webpage in this wiki and can contain any type of content including a new article.
(For general page editing matters, see Help:Editing.)
Before creating a new article[edit source]
Before creating a new article, please search for the article you wish to create in order to make sure that it does not already exist. If the article you wish to create already exists, please contribute to this article. (Articles can always be split later.)
Creating a new page/article[edit source]
New pages can be created by:
- creating a link to a nonexistent page within an existing page and then following that link;
- following an existing red link to a nonexistent page; or
- by editing the last part of the URL of another page in the same project.
It is good practice to create a page by creating a link in an existing page, and then following it to the new page to avoid the new page being orphaned. (Orphaned pages have no links to them from other pages and are difficult for readers to find. Placing links to your new page on relevant pages not only increases the likelihood that other readers will become aware of the new page and those who happen to watch such a page).
To create a link to a new page in an existing page:
- Enclose the name of your new page/article between two sets of square brackets like this: [[Creative Writing]]. (Note: within this wiki, it is assumed that all articles will be on the topic of something and collaboration - like Creative Writing and collaboration.)
- Follow that link (which will be colored red until there is content in the page it points to).
- Begin writing in the edit view that you are directed to. Once you click save, your new page/article will be created!
Internal links to non-existing pages are often created in preparation of creating the page, and/or to encourage other people to do so. They look different from links to existing pages, in that their color is red.
Before following the edit link to the nonexistent page, decide whether you want to give the new page the suggested name. If not, first edit the link on the referring page.
Starting a page through the URL[edit source]
Entering the URL for a page that has not been created (adding your page/article name with underscores for blank spaces after the index.php/ part of the URL) will still display a regular page.
The page at that URL will display the default 'no article' message and the new page will still have the usual edit link, which will allow anyone to begin adding content.
Categorising your new page/article[edit source]
It is important to categorise your new page/article, so that others can find it.
To categorise your page/article add [[Category:foobar]] (where foobar is the name of the category) to the bottom of your new page. It is a good idea to have a look at existing categories to make sure that you aren't creating a duplication with a slightly different name.
Pages can be included in more than one category by simply adding multiple category tags.
If you are unsure what category to give your page/article, add a link to it from your userpage (accessible by clicking the link with your registered username at the very top of the page). Then post a query to the Bulliten Board with a link to your new uncategorised page/article, and others will help advise.
Creating a subcategory[edit source]
Adding a category tag to a category page makes the edited category a subcategory of the tag's category.
For example, you could edit [[Category:Ecommerce]] and add the link [[Category:Business]]. The Ecommerce category would then be a subcategory of the Business category.
For more information, please refer to the Categories page at Wikipedia. []