Help:Starting a new page

There are several ways to start a new page. Before you create a new page, however, please search this wiki to see if it already has a page on the topic.


Using Wikilinks

MediaWiki (the wiki program this wiki uses) makes it easy to link wiki pages together using a standard syntax (see Links). When someone creates a link to an article that doesn't exist yet, the link will be colored red, like this.

Clicking a red link will take you to the edit page for the new article. Type your text, click Save, and the new page will be created.

Once the page has been created, the link will change from red to blue (purple for pages you've visited), indicating that the article now exists.

Using the URL

You can use the wiki's URL to create a new page. The URL to an article at WHTwiki looks like this: www.webhostingtalk.com/wiki/Article.

If you replace Article with the name of the page that you want to create, you'll be taken to a blank page that indicates that no article of that name exists yet. Clicking the Edit page tab at the top of the page will take you to the edit page for that article. You can create the new page by typing your text and clicking Submit.

From the search page

If you search for a page that doesn't exist, the search results page will provide a link to create a new page.

Adding categories

If the new page fits in an existing category (or in more than one category) add the following at the end of the page:


Replace Name with the category name. To put the page in more than one category, repeat the above for each category.

If the new page doesn't fit in any existing categories, create a new category.

Search reminder

Before you start a new article, please search WHTwiki to see if it already has a page on the topic.

See also

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