How to Add a Wiki to a Category
A wiki page is used for documentation that is not procedural (think text-heavy). Use wikis to convey general information in a flexible format, like a troubleshooting page or a wiring diagram.
Below is an example of what a typical wiki page might look like:
Creating a Wiki Page
To create a wiki page, go to the New Page Creator and select Wiki. You will be prompted to enter a title for the wiki.
Once you select a name, click Next to open the editing interface for the wiki page .
Editing a Wiki Page
To edit an existing wiki page, click on the Edit tab in the upper-right of the page. The edit page for that particular wiki appears, and all of the text, pictures, and formatting can be edited and arranged on this page.
Note: If you have more than or equal to the amount of reputation required to edit that page, you can edit it directly. If you have less than the amount required, your edits will go to the patrol page to be reviewed before they’re accepted.
This guide requires a minimum 1,500 reputation.
When you see the ∞, that means the guide requires you to be an admin to edit it, un-patrolled.
Parts of a Wiki Page
The title is the name by which a wiki is known, and it is the way that people find a wiki in a search.
The Title field automatically fills with the name that was provided when the wiki was first created. You can change the title to whatever you want, although this will not change the URL for the wiki page.
Summaries provide a brief idea of the wiki's content and purpose. They show up on searches and underneath the wiki image. They are very useful for identifying a wiki.
Typical content in a summary includes the date of release, important specifications, and possibly an ID number.
Images help users recognize the topic of a wiki. Since the image will often be viewed as a thumbnail, it should be simple and free of clutter.
Attaching the wiki Header Image is quite simple. Once an image is Uploaded to the Media Manager, click on the thumbnail of the image, and it appears where the gray image placeholder had been.
Images and Videos can also be put in the Additional Information text box on the wiki page.
Change the size and alignment of the images by using Wiki Syntax.
If the user attempting to edit a wiki has less reputation than selected in the the Permissions Manager, the edit will not be automatically accepted.
Use the slider in this field to set the amount of reputation required to edit the wiki page. Check out these other pages for complete breakdowns on reputation and the Permission Manager.
Tags act similarly to any other tags; they increase search popularity by including extra words that many would think of in relation to that wiki, even though they may not be a part of the title.
To add a tag, locate the Tags field in the wiki editing interface. Type in the tag that you want to add, and then click Add. Once you are finished, click Save Tags.
Wiki pages are free-format, which means that knowing a little bit of code (Wiki Syntax) to edit your page. All of the information on this page will be entered in the Additional Information text box.
You can also embed other forms of media right onto your wiki page, including videos, Google Docs, and LucidChart presentations.
If you want to translate a wiki, head over there:
Wiki Page History
A wiki's history shows you the entire timeline of changes to that wiki. To see the history of a wiki, click on the Options three dot menu in the upper-right corner of the wiki. Select History from the drop-down menu. From here, you can view all of the recent editing activity on a specific page.
The main section of this page is the recent history; it lists all of the recent edits that have been made to the page.
- 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 edit tells who made it.
- Clicking their name sends you to their profile page.
- Profiles with diamonds to the right of their names are Administrators.
- Some edits have lines through them and say "denied" in parentheses. The lines indicate edits that were made and then denied using the Patrol queue.
To organize a wiki page, go to the Related Category field in the editing interface, type in the name of the category under which the wiki should be organized, and click Save.
Note: This section appears only after you have saved the page once. The wiki page will appear under the Related Pages section of the chosen category.