Help:Tagging a Page

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A tag is a keyword or term that helps describe the contents of a page and allows the page to be found again by browsing or searching using the tag. Creating tags for pages also helps you find related information on other pages.

There are currently two ways to create tags for pages on the PROV wiki.

Method One: Using Edit with form

If the page you want to tag has been created with a form (you'll see a 'Edit with form' tab at the top of the page) it's easy to add keyword tags.


Step 1  Click on the 'Edit with form' tab at the top of the page

Step 2  In the 'User Tags' field add some keywords that will help you and others find the page. Make sure you separate your keywords with a semi-colon e.g. westgate bridge;collapse;disaster;tragedy;royal commission

If your keyword includes a comma just leave it in e.g. Melbourne, Victoria;westgate bridge

Step 3  When you have added all the keywords you want to just click on the Save page button at the bottom of the page.


When you view the saved page you should see your keywords in the 'User Tags' field.


Method Two: Using the Edit Toolbar to Tag Page Contents

To add other tags to a page in addition to keyword tags you'll need to click on the 'Edit' tab at the top of the page instead of the 'Edit with form' tab.

IMPORTANT! If you are editing a page which has been tagged DO NOT use the [Rich Editor] toolbar. It is currently deleting all tags.

Make sure you click on [Disable rich editor] if you find that it has been enabled.


In the standard 'Edit' mode you'll notice a toolbar with familiar formatting buttons on it.

There are also five additonal buttons that  will allow you to tag a page with people's names, dates, locations, kewywords and occupation titles.


Tag1.jpg


Step 1  To tag a person's name just highlight the name e.g. Peter Lalor with your cursor and then click on the person name button Person.png on the edit toolbar. You'll then see

special wikitext surrounding the name [[Has person name::Peter Lalor]].

Step 2  To tag a date just highlight the date e.g. 1880 with your cursor and then click on the date button Date.png on the edit toolbar. You'll then see

special wikitext surrounding the date [[Has date::1880]].

Step 3  You can do the same with the location button Pin.png, the keyword button Tag.png, and the ocupation button Occupation.jpg

Step 4  After you have finished tagging the page make sure you click on the Save page button at the bottom of the page.


TIPS!

To create a tag for content that doesn't appear on the page:

1. Place your cursor at the very bottom of the page in the standard 'Edit' mode

2. Click in the page

3. On the Edit toolbar click on the tag button you would like to use (e.g.person name, date, location, keyword, or occupation)

4. You should see special wiki syntax like this [[Has person name::undefined]] at the bottom of the page

5. Replace the word 'undefined' with your word. Add a pipe symbol <|> and a space after the word but before the closing square brackets. You should have something that looks like this [[Has person name::Peter Lalor| ]]

6. The pipe symbol and the space will make the tag invisible in the page contents but still allow yourself and others to find the page by using the tag.

7. Click on the 'Save page' button at the bottom of the page.


Try and keep the format of your tags consistent with those already on the wiki

If you are tagging a person's name try and use the following format <Firstname Surname>

If you are tagging a location try and use the following format <Town, State> e.g. Brighton, Victoria or <City, Country> e.g. Melbourne, Australia

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