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First: Log in (upper right corner)<br>  
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You can create a new wiki page by using two different methods.
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<pre>Remember: before you begin, '''Log in''' with your Middlebury username/password
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(upper right corner of wiki screen)
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==== Method #1:Use the Wiki URL<br> ====
  
==== Method #1:Use the URL<br>  ====
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You can create a new wiki page by using&nbsp; the LIS wiki's base URL. The URL to an article of the LIS wiki is usually something like this:
  
*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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::'''''http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/'''Help:Contents''
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http://www.example.net/index.php/ARTICLE or<br> http://www.example.net/wiki/ARTICLE
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*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)'''''<br> '''
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*You will next see a Search Results screen that says something like: "There is no page titled [''your title'']. You can create this page." <br><br>[[Image:Wiki create page screen.PNG]]<br><br>
*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.  
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*Click the "Create this page" link, which will take you to the wiki editor for that article. Type in your text, &amp; edit using the toolbar icons/buttons. <br><br>[[Image:Wiki editor.PNG]]<br>
*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.<br>
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*If you want to edit the wiki code itself, click the first button labeled "Wikitext"<br>
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*Click SAVE PAGE (at bottom). Your wiki page is now published and viewable by the public.<br>
  
 
==== Method #2: Create from an established wiki page<br>  ====
 
==== Method #2: Create from an established wiki page<br>  ====
  
*Navigate to the page where you want your new wiki page linked<br>  
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You can create a new wiki page by adding a link to a current wiki page
*Type in a unique title for your page<br>  
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*Click the link globe in the menu<br>  
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*Navigate to the page from which you want your new wiki page linked.<br>  
*Paste in the unique title<br>  
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*On that page, type in a unique title for your page where you want it to appear (for example, in a bulleted list)<br>  
*In the next screen (Search results), you will see ‘No page title matches.’ (unless by chance there already is a page with this title). Click the red link ‘create this page.<br>
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*Click the "Insert/Edit link" globe icon in the menu.<br><br>[[Image:Wiki globe link.PNG]]<br>  
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*Type or copy/paste in this unique title into the Link box.<br><br>[[Image:Wiki glob link fillin.PNG]]<br>  
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*You will be taken to a Search Results screen that says something like: "There is no page titled&nbsp; . . . .You can create this page."
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*Click the "Create this page" link, which will take you to the wiki editor for that article.(See above in Method #1)<br>
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*Type your text and click SAVE PAGE. Your wiki page is now published and viewable by the public.<br>
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[[Category:Editing]] [[Category:Help]]

Latest revision as of 15:18, 5 January 2012

(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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