How to Add Flags to a Category or Wiki Page
Flags are markers that tell your fellow community members important information about the state of a page. They are prominently displayed at the top of the page to inform the reader. You can add flags to guides, guide categories, and wiki pages.
Flags have three primary purposes:
- To indicate content that needs improvement in a specific area.
- To mark "stub pages" that are incomplete and need to be written or expanded.
- To identify classes of content in a way that is useful to users, like "In Progress" for things that aren’t quite finished yet or "Featured Student Guide" for guides created by Alumni of our Tech Writing Program that our staff have found exceptional.
Adding flags to pages automatically adds them to the Contribute page, a list of site pages that need improvement and are waiting for other community members to push up their sleeves and get to work!
How Do I Add a Flag to a Page?
For Wikis, just add the following text to the top of a wiki article:
For this example, we are adding a "Private" flag. To add a different type of flag, replace "Private" with the title of the flag you would like to add. (If you put it anywhere else in the article, it is automatically moved to the top when you save it.)
Types of Flags
Medical Equipment <WIKI_BIOMED>
Neither iFixit nor this repair information is endorsed by or affiliated with the medical device manufacturer.
This wiki will not appear in search results, but can still be viewed by anyone!
In Progress <WIKI_IN_PROGRESS>
This wiki is unfinished.
Page Stub <WIKI_STUB>
This wiki page is a stub. Help iFixit by adding information to it!
Request Page Deletion <WIKI_DELETE>
This page is being considered by moderators for deletion.
Student In Progress <WIKI_STUDENT_OWNED>
This wiki is being worked on by hardworking students.
Student-Contributed Wiki <WIKI_STUDENT_WIKI>
An awesome team of students from our education program made this wiki.
Donate Device <WIKI_DONATE_DEVICE>
iFixit kindly requests this device to be donated for the technical writing project.
No Summary <WIKI_NO_SUMMARY>
This wiki does not have a summary. Help iFixit by writing one!
No Category <WIKI_NO_AREA>
This page hasn't yet been categorized. Our admins will be around to organize this content soon!
No Image <WIKI_NO_IMAGE>
This wiki is missing a device image. Help iFixit by uploading one!
Needs a Better Image <WIKI_BAD_IMAGE>
A better photo, or photos, will improve this wiki. Help out by taking, editing, or uploading new ones!
Incorrect Information <WIKI_INCORRECT_TEXT>
This wiki has information which is deemed incorrect, misleading, or unclear.
Confusing Text <WIKI_GRAMMAR_ERRORS>
This wiki has grammatical errors or does not meet iFixit's writing guidelines.