Help:Creating a new page

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Here are four ways to create a new page on the PROV wiki. The first is the easiest!

1. Create a page by using a form

If you don't want to mess around with wiki text or complex layout features the below forms will help you create a page from scratch. They also automatically tag the page with information you provide.


2. Create a page by suggesting a page title

  • Type your suggested title into the box below and click Create new page.
  • If the page does not exist, you will be taken to an edit screen so you can start adding text. If it already exists, you will be able to edit the existing article.


3. Create a page by doing a search for the page title

  • Search for your proposed page title using the search box on the left of the page.
  • If the page already exists, click through to it and add your contribution.
  • If the page does not exist, you will see a link to create this page. By clicking on that link you will be able to start adding text.
  • If you intend to write a long article from scratch you may find it useful to write the article first in a text editor or word processor and then copy the text to the wiki. This may help prevent the loss of data should any problems occur with your connection to the Internet or if you are timed out of the wiki.

4. Create a page by linking to the new page from an existing page

  • Create a new page by putting a link to it on an existing page.
  • For example, typing [[Ned Kelly]], gives you Ned Kelly.
  • Then click on the link and add your text to the new page.
  • If you intend to write a long article from scratch you may find it useful to write the article first in a text editor or word processor and then copy the text to the wiki. This may help prevent the loss of data should any problems occur with your connection to the Internet or if you are timed out of the wiki.


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