Creating Wiki Content
If you are new to Wiki editing, make sure to check the Getting Started page.
In addition, everybody should read the formatting guidelines, to ensure that content is consistent, and can be found easily.
In general, the best way to create a new page is to take the content of an existing one, pasting that into the new page, and then to edit it.
Creating a page
There are two ways of creating a new page:
- Enter the new page name in your browser's location bar.
If it says, for example, http://resources.bisimulations.com/wiki/Main_Page,
you would change Main_Page to the name of the desired new page, e.g. Some_New_Page.
This will create an empty page, called "Some_New_Page", with a [Create] button in the upper right.
Click that, and you will get an edit window, where you can enter your content.
- Click on the (red) link to a non-existing page.
If a link already exists to the desired page, click on that, and it will create it, with the content window already opened.
Put the new page into an appropriate category, by putting a category tag at the bottom of the page (e.g. [[Category:Some_Category_Name]]).
Also, be aware that any spaces in the name will automatically be converted into underscores.
More info on page creation at the MediaWiki site.
Creating a category
Before creating a new category, please read the respective guidelines, and make sure that the new category will fit into the overall structure!
A category page is just like any other page, except that its name starts with "Category:".
So, the two ways of creating a new category are identical to the ways described above, to create a regular page:
- Enter the new category name in your browser's location bar.
- Click on the (red) link to a non-existing category.
Categories are listed at the bottom of a page, so if a new category has been added to a page, previewing it will show the non-existing category in red. Click on it, and it will open the new category page.
See category bar at the bottom of this page.
When pages or sub-categories are displayed in the interactive category tree, any prefixes are normally suppressed (i.e. a page named "VBS2 Editor" will only be listed as "Editor").
To define a specific label that should be shown instead (which will also be used to sort the entries), a key can be added to the category tag, in the following manner:
More info on categories here.
Deleting a page
To see the parent category an article is in, click on the category link at the bottom of the page.
To find out which pages are linking directly to the current page or category, click on the "What links here" link in the menu on the left.