Add a page to the wiki

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This wiki is community driven. If you don't add information about the hardware with which you have experience, there is little chance that somebody else is going to do it (unless they happen to have the same device). Please don't be shy about adding a wiki page to this guide -- we really need your help! If a page already exists for the hardware you are using, feel free to add your experience to it. You can use the "discussion" tab at the top of the page to discuss with others, or use the forum if you have any questions.

How to add a new page

Please take the time search through the existing articles before creating a new one. To avoid duplications and confusion, add to existing pages. Only create a new page if the subject does not exist.

Creating a page via search

A request for a page is all it takes to create it.

You can create a new page by:

  • Searching for the article: the Wiki engine will perform a search for the new title
    and create the article when the search finds nothing matching.
  • Following a link to a non-existent page: non-existent pages are indicated by page names highlighted in read like this: color of a non-existent page
  • Follow the link to the new page

Your new page will be created when you save the article.

Using the template {{SERVER}}{{localurl:Name of the new page to create}}

Typing a URL to a new page and editing the page name part of an existing page's URL will both start the page creation process.

  • Use the root of the wiki and append the name of the new article you want to create. You can use the template {{SERVER}}{{localurl:Name of the new page to create}}
  • The above template creates the following link:
    To use it, copy the template, paste it on you user page (or any other page) in edit mode, and replace the "New page to create" part with the name/title of the page you want to create.
  • Click on the "Show preview button at the bottom of the page.
    The template will turn into a link when the preview is loaded.
  • Follow the resulting link to the new page.
  • Click on the Create tab on top of the page.

Your new page will be created when you save the article.

Creating a page via URL

To add a new page, just type in a new URL into your browser like this: of the page you want to add

Simply go to this URL with your browser and start editing the newly created webpage.

The wiki will replace any spaces with underscores automatically.

Please follow the naming standards when adding information. The preferred URL naming convention for hardware related pages is "Manufacturer Model-Type-Etcetera". The resulting URL from the example above would be: Model-Type-Etcetera

Categorize your new page

When adding a new page, it is important to position it in the proper place in the table of contents. To place your article in the right location, add it to the proper category.

To categorize your new page, add tags like these anywhere in the document:

[[Category: Automation]]
[[Category: Mainboards]]

This will automatically list the page in the specified categories, making it easier to find.

The list of all available categories is available here. Consult it to pick the right categories for the page you creating.
Look for subcategories, such as the subcategories of the Hardware category, to find an appropriate subcategory. Always use a subcategory whenever possible to keep the top of the category tree clean.

Add content

Add anything you feel is relevant.

Editing and syntax help

For help on how to create and edit pages in this wiki, read Add a page to the wiki, editing articles, editing, and Short Howto on Wiki. Be sure to take note of the standard templates and Versioninfo. The list of available templates is here

Move the Table of Contents to the right

Whenever you have more than four subdivisions in a page, a Table of Contents is automatically added. It you would like this table of contents to be moved to the right side of the screen (at the top), add the following code to the top of your web page:

{| align="right"
  | __TOC__


The old version of this page can be found at Adding pages to the wiki - archive