Editing Help:New article

From Teflpedia

You are not logged in. So your IP address will be recorded in this page's edit history.

To avoid this please:

The edit can be undone. Please check the comparison below to verify that this is what you want to do, and then save the changes below to finish undoing the edit.
Latest revision Your text
Line 1: Line 1:
<!--  KEEP  IT  SHORT  and  SIMPLE --
+
Creating new articles is very easy.  
"Contents" box would only get in the way of that -->__NOTOC__
 
'''[[special:UserLogin|Log in]] to create and edit pages''' ([http://teflpedia.com/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&type=signup create an account] if you don't have one yet—it's free)
 
  
Creating new articles is easy. Once you are logged in, follow our '''Simple''' instructions, below. Don't worry about mistakes—just start and others will help!
+
==Simple instructions==
  
==Simple==
+
#Type the name of the article you want to create in the search box.
 
+
#The name of the articlue you want to create will appear in red in the top left under the words "Search results"
#Type a [[Teflpedia:Style_guide#Article_titles|name for your article]] into the search box at page top.
 
#At top of search results click on the red link in '''Create the page 'Your article name' on this wiki!'''  Or choose an article from the search results to add to by going to it and clicking its Edit tab on its page top.
 
 
#Click on the red link and start writing.
 
#Click on the red link and start writing.
#'''Please''' click {{Button|Show&nbsp;preview}} for a preview before saving your edition.
+
#Click on "Save Page" when you finish.
#Preview and re-edit as many times as necessary, then click {{Button|Save&nbsp;page}}.
 
 
 
Once you've saved it, any logged it Teflpedia user can edit it to make it better. See any page's "View history" tab, at top, to see how the page has evolved.
 
 
 
==Detailed==
 
 
 
First check that an article doesn't already exist by using the search box. You may find that there are related subjects already there to which you might contribute.
 
 
 
===Naming and title considerations===
 
 
 
*Consider whether your search term is the best name for the article.  Can you make it shorter?  More explicit?
 
*Only use capital letters in the title where appropriate - note that the software will automatically capitalise the first letter of the first word.  Only capitalise other words if they are [[proper noun]]s. If possible, make your article title singular.
 
*The easiest way to create the page is to "Search" for the title using "Go", and then click on the red link in '''Create the page 'Your article name' on this wiki!'''
 
*After you have finished the article the title will be in large bold letters at the top of the page and it will also be present in any category you assign it to. So make sure it's relevant and spelled correctly.
 
 
 
===Writing===
 
 
 
*Type your words of wisdom.
 
*It is customary for the '''first''' instance of the subject within the body of the article to be in bold.  Use three apostrophes before and after it to do this, or use the edit bar.
 
*Include references if necessary.
 
*If your article is only a start on the subject and you believe that other input might help to improve it then include the following template at the end: <nowiki>{{Stub}}</nowiki>. This will transclude (import) a stub template which will encourage other users to add to the article.
 
*You should put your article in a '''category'''. This is simple: add as many of these: <nowiki>[[category:</nowiki>xxx<nowiki>]]</nowiki> as required, down the end of your page. A list of categories is at the [[Special:Categories|Cat list]] and under "Categories" in the navigation box to the left of this page.
 
*[[Help:Linking|Links]] are good for references and explanations, but try to link to existing articles if possible.  If you do create an article with red links it is considered good form to write a stub for the red links you have created.
 
*'''Please''' click {{Button|Show&nbsp;preview}} for a preview before saving your edition.
 
*Preview and re-edit as many times as necessary, then click {{Button|Save&nbsp;page}}.
 
 
 
===Afterwards===
 
  
*Create links to your new article from other relevant articles which mention the subject.  This will help raise the profile of your article.
+
==Detailed instructions==
*It's a good idea to create [[Help:Redirect|Redirect pages]] for variants on the article title.  For example, if the title is a singular noun, users may also search for the [[plural]] form or other variants.  Creating a redirect page only takes a few moments, and may prevent a duplicate article being written on the same subject.
 
  
==Further editing==
+
First check that it doesn't already exist so check by using the search box. You may find that there are related subjects already there to which you could contribute.
  
If you want information about editing existing articles go to [[Help:Editing]].
+
*decide on a title/name for your article.
 +
*the easiest way to create the page is to "search" for the title using "Go" and click on "create this page" in the top left hand corner.
 +
*when you finish the article this will be in large bold letters at the top of the page and also in any category you assign it to. So make sure it's relevant and spelled correctly.
 +
*only use capital letters where "required" - this makes the article title easier to link to if it occurs in text elsewhere. if possible, make your article title ''singular''.
 +
*type your words of wisdom.
 +
*it is customary for the '''first''' instance of the subject within the body of the article to be in bold type.  Use three apostrophes before and after it to do this.
 +
*include references if necessary.
 +
*if your article is only a start on the subject and you believe that other input might help to improve it then include at the end: <nowiki>{{Stub}}</nowiki>. This will transclude (import) a box saying '''STUB''' and add it to the list of articles for expansion.
 +
*You should put your article in a '''category'''. This is simple: add as many of these: <nowiki>[[category:</nowiki>''the relevant cat''<nowiki>]]</nowiki> as required, down the end of your page. A list of categories is at [[Special:Categories|Cat list]] and under "categories" in the navigation box to the left.
 +
*links are good, for references and explanations, but try to avoid links without valid targets if possible.  If you do create an article with red links it is considered good form to write a stub for the red links you have created.
 +
*'''please''' click for a preview first, check and edit, ''repeat as often as it takes'' before finally clicking '''Save'''
 +
*create links to your new article from other relevant articles which mention the subject.  This will help raise the profile of your article and more users will find it.
 +
*it's a good idea to create '''redirect''' pages for variants on the article title.  For example, if the title is a singular noun, users may also search for the plural form or other variants.  Creating a redirect page only takes a few moments, and may prevent a duplicate article being written on the same subject. 
 +
*Remember - once you've saved it, it's not ''yours'' any more and anybody can edit it.
  
[[category:help]]
+
== References ==
 +
<references/>

Please note that all contributions to Teflpedia are considered to be released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike (see Teflpedia:Copyrights for details). If you do not want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then do not submit it here.
You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource. Do not submit copyrighted work without permission!

Cancel Editing help (opens in new window)

~~~~ On talk pages, please sign your comment by typing four tildes, or by clicking the signature button.

– “ ” ‘ ’ § ° ≈ ≠ ± − × ÷ ← → « »

IPA: ð dʒ ŋ ʃ tʃ θ ʒ ɑː æ aɪ aʊ e/ɛ eə/ɛə eɪ iː ɪ ɪə ɒ ɔː ɔɪ əʊ/oʊ uː ʊ ʊə ʌ ə ɜː ˈ ˌ

Wiki markup: <ref>...</ref> to create references in text | ==References==<references/> lists those reference | [[category:nnnnnn]] to add page to category | #REDIRECT [[nnnnnn]] to redirect | <nowiki>text</nowiki> to stop text being formatted | <s>...</s> to strikeout | <sup>...</sup> sup text | <sub>...</sub> sub text | <blockquote>...</blockquote> to create quotebox | <noinclude>...</noinclude> to hide text from article.

Template used on this page: