WikiChoeclaiste guide: creating a wiki page
Submit a page to this wiki and in return you can include your profile with a link to your website. Subject matter required is a well-designed checklist, a list of procedures to complete an activity, related to your field of expertise.
Content to include: checklist
The checklist should be a good pared down, concise and expertly crafted, listing of procedures to follow to complete an activity. It should be written by an expert in the field and usually connected to the subject of your website. It should have at least three quality academic secondary sources, with citations to these sources added in. Citations can approximately follow the MLA academic style. The checklist should not be obscure, on the contrary it should be written with the aim of being accessible and highly useful to many, who wish to follow a well-tested procedure, to create good results.
Examples of checklists are:
- • Checklist of Cooking a Good Dessert
- • Checklist of Creating a Good Blog
- • Checklist of Creating a YouTube Video
- • Checklist of Learning Tennis
- • Checklist of Getting Hired in a Good Job
The subject choices are limitless.
The checklist should be written in point form with each point being succinct. You can have a hierarchical point system, where points are nested within points.
Guide to creating the wiki page
Subscribe to website to enable wiki contributor capability.
Go to the website ‘Subscribe here’ page and sign-up for the website. Once you are a logged-in user you have the capability to contribute to the wiki. Follow the dashboard menu and click on ‘Add New’ under ‘Wiki Pages’ on the dashboard to start.
Adding a wiki page
Go to the user dashboard and click on ‘Add New’ under ‘Wiki Pages’ on the dashboard. The page editor will open where you can create the page.
If your language is not English
This website supports 14 languages in addition to English. You can see all the languages represented by flags in the language field, on the right side of the wiki page editor. Find the flag corresponding to your language and click on the plus sign next to that flag. This will open the wiki page editor in a new place, where you can add the page in, in the chosen language.
Shortcodes and buttons
The wiki editor has a visual editor with some added Wiki buttons on the right side, which can be used to enter shortcodes to assist in the creation of the page. Buttons can be found by hovering over the menu at the top of the editor, to explore the options there.
Table of contents, category listing and index listing
a) One of the buttons, the ‘Add Wiki Listing’ button, will open a tab box giving three options:
i) Create a Table of Contents (TOC)
ii) Create a Category Listing
iii) Create an Index Listing
You can create a Table of Contents to outline your page if the checklist has many parts, or if you are creating multiple pages. Category Listings and Index Listings are created by our Wiki team only, or if you can access categories in the categories field on the edit field for the entire page, you can check off categories to use, and create the Category Listing and Index Listing. However, you cannot add new categories, only our Wiki team can do that. To create a Category Listing or Index Listing in this way, select from the simple selection options that are given when you click on the ‘Add Wiki Listing’ button.
b) Another button, the ‘Add Wiki Link’ button produces a link where you can add a link to another wiki page, or to an anchor in a page, and optionally include text for the hyperlink.
Adding a page through the Table of Contents
An alternative way to add a page rather than clicking on ‘Add New’ under ‘Wiki Pages’ on the dashboard is to click on a Table of Contents title to add a page.
Creating the Table of Contents (TOC)
The above procedure for outputting the TOC using the ‘Add Wiki Listing’ button, outputs the TOC on a page. To create the TOC initially you must create a separate page, title it “TOC” and save it. Include in it a list of Wiki Links which have, as displayed text, a list of page titles or anchors. This TOC page then becomes a special page, only displayed with the TOC features. The TOC page must be published to show on the page it is outputted on, so you must submit it for review, and you will not initially see it displayed.
Table of Contents
The hyperlinks on a table of contents explained
The Table of Contents is a list of page titles which are color coded in different ways depending on whether they exist yet and can be edited. If you can click through on the title to open a new blank page you can create that page.
To add an anchor
An anchor is a label within a page that can be linked to, to create a Wiki Link with a target inside a wiki page. This must be coded in manually by clicking on the option to turn the main editor into a text editor (that takes code). Then you need some familiarity with HTML to add the following code, e.g.:
<h2 id=”gotarget”>This is the go target</h2>
This example inserts an anchor with id set as “gotarget”, putting the anchor in an h2 heading. Then the wiki link also must have the anchor coded in manually on the page where the link is placed. To do this, add the following to the Wiki Link shortcode (WordPress allows you to manually edit the shortcode): e.g.
[yada wiki link=”Chocolate and Pastries” show=”Sweets” anchor=”#gotarget”]
If a # is not added in to where the anchor is given a value, it will be automatically added into the URL slug for the anchor that is output.
Here is how the code would appear on the page:
<a class=”wikilink-published” href=”https://yourwiki/wiki/chocolate-and-pastries/#gotarget”>Sweets</a>
Save draft and preview page
The ‘Save Draft’ button and ‘Preview’ button are in the Draft Enter field on the right.
Wiki tags and categories
In the Wiki Tags field on the right, you can add in tags for the page separated by commas. Tag pages, categories and category pages, must be added in by our Wiki team.
You can translate the page to 14 languages, in addition to your language, by clicking on the language plus icon where the language with flags field is, in the editor. Click on the plus sign next to the flag corresponding with the language you want to translate to. You will have to translate the contents manually, copy-and-pasting in the shortcode and HTML code from the source document.
Submission of page for approval
As a user you only have the capability to be a contributor which allows you to create a wiki page but not to publish it. You must submit the page for approval for it to be published. This is done by clicking on the ‘Submit for Review’ button in the draft enter field.
Editing existing wiki pages
As a contributor user you can not edit existing pages. If you wish to change an existing page, start a new page, create a copy of the page you wish to change and submit it for approval. Include a note at the top stating it is a copy of an existing page and include the title of the page you are changing. Highlight all the edits made by bolding them.
Submit a separate section at the bottom of your wiki page titled, Profile. Include a summary of details about you, age, occupation, interests etc., and your website link. You can also upload a profile picture, but only thumbnail size (e.g. 120px X 100px) will be accepted. This can be a copy of your profile page on the site but this section must be submitted with the wiki page, for it to be included.
To upload an image to add to your wiki page you can do this through the text editor by either using the ‘img’ button or directly adding in HTML code to add the image. The image must be added using a URL for the image, which then would be either from your website media library or from a social media platform that has images accessible by URL. Image original sources should be very clearly documented, by adding a caption to them, with a verifiable source, (documented with another original source URL), to ensure they are not copyrighted. If our Wiki team cannot locate the source image online and verify that it is free of copyright restrictions, (e.g. Free to use, No attribution required, Creative commons), then we will not include the image. The image should be of appropriate content for an encyclopedia.
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