How to post a new wiki page
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There are several methods to create a new wiki page. This is one method to do it.
This tutorial is mainly about how to create a Brand New page and some basic information how to start off.
- Before you create a new page, make sure if a similar subject is not already covered on the wiki.
1. You basically start off with a clear and concise title. All spaces converted to underscores and only 1st word capitalized unless proper nouns. Example: Installing_Dragon_Age_mods
NOTE: Take some time to create/choose a name. Once you've made it, you cannot rename it. Check the Posting guidelines and template for more info.
2. Then type the properly configured title in the search bar at the middle-left of the screen. Example: Type Installing_Dragon_Age_mods and click GO.
3. If that page was not already there, it will give you a RED link to the page. (Example: Installing_Dragon_Age_mods)
4. You will then be presented with the Wiki page editor and the contents will obviously be blank.
5. I would recommend immediately adding the categories at the bottom that best describe the tutorial contents. Here is the list of all current Category Names. Example selection:
[[Category:Dragon Age]] [[Category:Dragon Age - Installing mods]] [[Category:Tutorials]]
NOTE: It is best to just spell out the category names as they show on the category list (with spaces instead of using underscores)
6. The rest is just a matter of copy/pasting your text into the editor and adding the wiki format to it.
7. You can look at other wiki pages to see how they utilize the various wiki code to achieve certain effects or you can look at the MediaWiki Page Formatting documentation.
8. Make sure to use the "Show preview" button extensively before submitting to make sure everything looks the way you want it to.
9. You can always go back and make edits later but it is easier to use the preview before hitting submit.
If your article needs to link other articles in the same wiki, you can surround the title of the article with double brackets. Example:
[[Blender shortcut tips]]
If you need to rename how the link appears, you can do so using the pipe character to separate the proper page name from how you want it displayed. Example:
[[Blender shortcut tips|click here for Blender tips]]
All external links (outside the wiki) use single brackets with the 1st part being the URL and the 2nd part being the display name. Example:
[http://HammondsLegacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=96 LHammonds Oblivion Mods Site]
The main difference between internal and external links is the formatting for the one editing the page.
For the one viewing the page there's only the difference that is added after an external link.
The main advantage of using internal links is that upon a mistake it'll show red, while this won't happen to external links. Example:
This is why you should use an internal link for an internal page, all of the time!
You might want to include a "Related pages" section and "References" section at the bottom if you want to point readers to other articles that are related or articles referenced in the making of this article or "sources" of where you obtained the information. Example:
==Related pages== [[Developing successful mods]] [[DDS texture tools]] ==References== [http://HammondsLegacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=96 LHammonds Oblivion Mods Site] [[Glowmaps 101]] [[Reflective metal]]