Middlebury

Creating a new Wiki page (revised)

(Draft version: 01/05/12)

You can create a new wiki page by using two different methods.

Remember: before you begin, '''Log in''' with your Middlebury username/password
(upper right corner of wiki screen)

Method #1:Use the Wiki URL

You can create a new wiki page by using  the LIS wiki's base URL. The URL to an article of the LIS wiki is usually something like this:

http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Help:Contents
  • Type this same url into your browser's URL search box, but replace Help:Contents with the name of the page you wish to create (for example, /how_to_create_a_wiki)
  • You will next see a Search Results screen that says something like: "There is no page titled [your title]. You can create this page."

    Wiki create page screen.PNG

  • Click the "Create this page" link, which will take you to the wiki editor for that article. Type in your text, & edit using the toolbar icons/buttons.

    Wiki editor.PNG
  • If you want to edit the wiki code itself, click the first button labeled "Wikitext"
  • Click SAVE PAGE (at bottom). Your wiki page is now published and viewable by the public.

Method #2: Create from an established wiki page

You can create a new wiki page by adding a link to a current wiki page

  • Navigate to the page from which you want your new wiki page linked.
  • On that page, type in a unique title for your page where you want it to appear (for example, in a bulleted list)
  • Click the "Insert/Edit link" globe icon in the menu.

    Wiki globe link.PNG
  • Type or copy/paste in this unique title into the Link box.

    Wiki glob link fillin.PNG
  • You will be taken to a Search Results screen that says something like: "There is no page titled  . . . .You can create this page."
  • Click the "Create this page" link, which will take you to the wiki editor for that article.(See above in Method #1)
  • Type your text and click SAVE PAGE. Your wiki page is now published and viewable by the public.


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