How to Create a Device Category
A device category page is just what it sounds like. It categorizes and organizes devices into groups of device types, then further into different models of devices. This is so repairers can find the specific teardowns and repair guides for their exact make and model of what they're searching to fix. They also provide a general overview of the common information pertaining to all the sub-categories and the guides they envelop.
Example Category Page
Here is an example of what a typical category page might look like:
Creating a Category Page
Category pages are very simple to create. Start on the New Page Creator and select "Device". Make sure that you spell the name correctly and use the desired punctuation (if applicable). Having the name correct the first time is important.
Parts of a Category Page
If you're here to get into the nitty gritty of what each part of a category page is, it's your lucky day. We've written a wiki about them.
Editing a Category Page
Like all guides and wiki pages, every category page has two selections in the upper-right of the page, beneath the header.
To edit a category page, click on Edit. The edit page for that particular category page will open. All of the text, pictures, and formatting can be edited and arranged on this page.
Organizing Device Category Pages
If you want your documentation to be used, people have to be able to find it. Use Categories to help others easily locate what you've written.
Use a logical and easy-to-follow hierarchy of categories to make your instructions easy to find.
Hierarchies can be complicated, so think of page structure like a family tree. The tree is built on a simple idea: each page identifies its "parent" categories. Links to these "children" automatically appear on the parent page.
Each category can contain additional categories as well as guides.
A categorization tree looks something like this:
In the example above, “Artist” is the parent category. “Painter” is the child category. “Impressionist” is the grandchild category, and so on down the category family tree.
While this tree is only three levels deep, there may many levels to a particular category (go peruse through the “Phone” category to see an epic device tree).
Most places throughout iFixit allow you to see the history of a page (or how it's evolved over time). When you open the history, you'll see the entire timeline of changes to that page. To see the history of a Category, expand the 'Options...' tab and select 'History'. From there, you can view who made changes and what they changed.
- You can click on any of the edits in blue, and it will link to a page showing exactly what was changed.
- The name to the right of the timestamp showing when the edit was submitted shows who made the edit.
- Clicking the name will take you to that individual's profile page.
- Profiles with diamonds are our website Administrators.
- Some edits will have lines through them and will say "Denied" in parentheses.
- This indicates the edits made were denied in the Patrol queue.
- If you feel your edit was wrongly denied, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org chat with out admin team about what happened.