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Create New Topic
The first thing you need to do is create the new page to edit. There are two ways to accomplish this:
- Create a link inside of an existing page
- Create a new page unlinked
To use the first method, simply add the link to the page as if it was actually there (see the documentation for details on how to do this).
To create an unlinked new page, go directly to a URL of the following format:
For example, if you wanted to create a page about Debugging Ingres, you might create the page by going to the following URL:
Use of the underscore will be replaced with a space in the displayed title of the page.
A great starting point for editing can be found here
Check out the following link for a great cheat sheet I use:
Editing a new page
Once you've created a new topic, you should see text similar to the following when you navigate to that page:
There is currently no text in this page, you can search for this page title in other pages or edit this page.
Simply click the embedded link "edit this page" and add your content.
Please make sure to add it to a category or have it linked on other relevant pages, or the only way anyone will see the page is if they search for it.
One of the most useful features of Mediawiki is the ability to upload and link to files. Uploading is as easy as clicking the "Upload file" link in the sidebar (or you can click here too.)
Linking to to a file once it is uploaded can be a bit confusing. When a file is uploaded, a page of the form "Image:filename" is created. Linking to [[Image:filename] ] , however, will take you to a page describing the file and its revision history. In order to directly link to file, you must use [[Media:filename]] instead.
Here's the list of file extensions that are allowed:
Putting an item in a category
A page in any namespace can be put in a category by adding a category tag to the page (by convention, at the end of the page), e.g.:
Substitute the actual name of the category in place of Category name. To be specific, in order to add an article called "Albert Einstein" to the category "People", you would edit the article and add "[[Category:People]]" (no quotes) into its page source somewhere.
This lists the page on the appropriate category page automatically and also provides a link at the page to the category page, which is in the namespace "Category". Pages can be included in more than one category by adding multiple category tags. This is an extremely important note as categories inclusions must be distinct as multiple categories cannot be referenced on one line separating them by commas.These links do not appear at the location where you inserted the tag, but at the page margin in a fixed place, depending on the skin (the bottom for MonoBook, the upper right corner for Standard). Category tags may be placed anywhere in the article, although they are typically added to the end of the article to avoid undesirable text display side effects. At Wikipedia, its policy provides that it should be put after the article text, but before any interlanguage links.
Category links are displayed in the order they occur in the article, unlike the automatic ordering of lists in the category pages themselves (see below).
Additional information relating to categories can be found at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Categories.
Adding a Hidden Comment to Your Wiki Page
Hidden comments are used mainly as comments for people editing a page. This comment serves to provide detail around why a particular behavior exists in the page or where a page is linked from to notify others when modifying a linked page.
A hidden comment can be added to your wiki page using the tag.
: <!--This is a comment -->
Deleting Content from the Ingres Wiki
A page can be removed from the Ingres wiki if a file has been obsoleted or uploaded by mistake. The process to delete content is available at Deleting Content from the Ingres Wiki.
Additional information about adding content to the Ingres Wiki can be found at Creating an Ingres Wiki Page. This page contains very specific information regarding linking content to some of the Main Ingres wiki pages, i.e. Coding Samples/fragments and Articles.