Help:Getting started

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This page is under construction.

You have started a test wiki or are joining an existing test wiki here? On this page you can find more information about how to add content.

Page titles[edit]

If "Wx/xyz" is your prefix: (What is our prefix?)

  • You can create an article by typing its title into the search box at the top of the page, or here:
  • You can add the page to a category by using [[Category:Wx/xyz/Page title]].
  • You can use a template by adding {{Wx/xyz/Page title}}. This will call Template:Wx/xyz/Page title.
  • "Category" and "Template" are namespaces. Any other namespace must be after the prefix, e.g. Wx/xyx/Help:Page title. These are not real namespaces, but they will/can be made real when the test wiki is moved to a separate wiki.

Content[edit]

There are a few rules that all Wikimedia projects must follow:

  • The Terms of use apply for all wikis. All pages need to be licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License and GNU Free Documentation License. Please keep in mind not to copy texts from other places which are not licensed this way without asking the author.
  • Authors must write from a neutral point of view (NPOV).
  • Orthographic practices - if there is more than one way to spell or write your language, you will need rules about it.
  • Stylistic conventions - if your language does not have a standardised universal form (the way everybody speaks it to understand each other), you will need to have one or have a rule to tell people which forms or dialects of your language to use. Also, you will need more complex stylistic conventions (for an example, see here).

Also, do not copy complex templates from e.g. the English Wikipedia. A small wiki does not need them, so start with what you really need.