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{{Abstract|This help page explains how to create a new page on the wiki. Anybody who has logged in with a valid Nokia Developer User Account can create a new page.}}
Anybody who has logged in with a valid Forum Nokia User Account can create a New Page.
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'''Why is there no button to create a new page?'''
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Because the Wiki is all about Links. It looks for page entries every time you make a link. If the page does not yet exist(it will be marked in red), follow the link - and you are prompted to ''''fill out'''' that empty link - and create a page to go with it.
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==How to Create a New Page==
 
==How to Create a New Page==
  
To do so, simply search for the name of the page you want to create (use the go button) - then accept the invitation to create a new page.
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There are two ways to create new pages on the wiki.
  
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The first way is to a follow an internal link to a page that does not yet exist (these links are displayed in red) - you will be  prompted to create the page. You can create your own links using the double bracket syntax: <nowiki>[[</nowiki>''The name of your new article''<nowiki>]]</nowiki> in an existing article.
  
===Think first...===
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The second way is to [[Special:Search|Search]] for the name of the page you want to create (use the '''Go''' button below). If the page does not exist you'll be prompted to create it. {{IncludableGoForm:}}
  
:*Is there another page on the same(or similar) topic. Search the Wiki.
 
:*How to name the page. Look at how other pages are named and organized.
 
:*Is a new page needed - or can you add to an existing page.
 
  
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== Think before you create a page ==
  
===When creating the page....===
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* Avoid creating duplicate topics. First [[Special:Search|search the wiki]] for similar topics
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* Avoid creating new articles where extending an existing article would be more effective
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* Give the article an unambiguous title, particularly when a similar topic may be written for different platforms or development frameworks
  
:*Before saving the page - check the '''What Links Here button''', and align your content with what exists already.
 
:*If nothing links to the page - how will it be found? Go and create the links in other pages. This is how the Wiki works!
 
:*Check the [[FNWiki:Styleguide|Style guide]] for pointers on wording - but don't get too bothered with writing ability. Generally others will help out  in improving the standard of writing.
 
  
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==When creating the page ==
  
<h4>The important thing is to ''contribute''. This is your library - your effort and input is needed to make it useful.</h4>
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* If you're creating an article from a link in an existing page, then the page will have some expectation of the new article's content. Check that the content of the new article is aligned (you can use the '''What Links Here''' link in the sidebar toolbox to find all linking articles).
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* Work out how your article will be discovered (particularly if it isn't linked from other articles). Ensure you apply sensible categories, and possibly also create links to your new article in related articles on the wiki.
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* Check the [[FNWiki:Manual of Style|Style guide]] for pointers on wording - but don't get too bothered with writing ability. Generally others will help out in improving the standard of writing.
  
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{{Tip|New articles are added to [[:Category:Draft]] by default, which removes them from dynamically generated category lists. When your article is completed, remove the Draft category and replace that with the final categories for the article.}}
  
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'''The important thing is to ''contribute''. This is your library - your effort and input is needed to make it useful.'''
  
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Latest revision as of 04:16, 7 March 2013

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This help page explains how to create a new page on the wiki. Anybody who has logged in with a valid Nokia Developer User Account can create a new page.

How to Create a New Page

There are two ways to create new pages on the wiki.

The first way is to a follow an internal link to a page that does not yet exist (these links are displayed in red) - you will be prompted to create the page. You can create your own links using the double bracket syntax: [[The name of your new article]] in an existing article.

The second way is to Search for the name of the page you want to create (use the Go button below). If the page does not exist you'll be prompted to create it.


Think before you create a page

  • Avoid creating duplicate topics. First search the wiki for similar topics
  • Avoid creating new articles where extending an existing article would be more effective
  • Give the article an unambiguous title, particularly when a similar topic may be written for different platforms or development frameworks


When creating the page

  • If you're creating an article from a link in an existing page, then the page will have some expectation of the new article's content. Check that the content of the new article is aligned (you can use the What Links Here link in the sidebar toolbox to find all linking articles).
  • Work out how your article will be discovered (particularly if it isn't linked from other articles). Ensure you apply sensible categories, and possibly also create links to your new article in related articles on the wiki.
  • Check the Style guide for pointers on wording - but don't get too bothered with writing ability. Generally others will help out in improving the standard of writing.

Tip.pngTip: New articles are added to Category:Draft by default, which removes them from dynamically generated category lists. When your article is completed, remove the Draft category and replace that with the final categories for the article.

The important thing is to contribute. This is your library - your effort and input is needed to make it useful.