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How do I edit a page?

If you see a page and think you can add something useful to it, then there are two different ways to edit.

Each section has an edit link to the right - click that to edit only that section.
If you want to edit the full page, or add a new section then use the 'edit' tab at the top of the page.


This section only shows you how to access the form to edit the page.
See the Edit Page Form section for more details of what to do when you get there.


How do I create a new page?

If you see a link showing in red on any page, then that page doesn't exist yet.

To create it, simply click on the link and you will be taken straight to the Edit Page Form.


If you want to want to create a specific page without following a link, then type the page name in the search bar on the left and hit go.

If the page doesn't already exist you will be given the option to create it.

Please choose new page names carefully!

For single word page names, the first letter should be capitalised (e.g. Brillyunt) and use the singular of the word rather than the plural (e.g. Dug).
For multiple word page names then usually only the first letter of the first word should be capitalised (e.g. Mad mental rocket).
One exception to this is where it is a name (e.g. Gary Glitter or Chewin The Fat)
Song or poem titles should normally only have the first Word capitalised.
There will be other exceptions as well, try and use some common sense and take note that many of the earlier pages created in here are actually named incorrectly!


This section only shows you how to access the form to create the page.
See the Edit Page Form section for more details of what to do when you get there.

Page Sections

A page is made up from several sections, so you may only want to edit one section without affecting the rest of the page. When there are more than 3 sections on a page then a Table Of Contents will appear automatically at the top of the page.


Each section starts with the section title surrounded by two equal signs.

e.g. == Page Sections ==


Edit Page Form

The Edit Page Form is very similar to the forms you will probably be familiar with when using Bulletin Board software to write a new message.


Button Bar

The button bar at the top is an easy way to add 'tags'. Highlight the word or phrase you want to tag and hit the button for the required tag.

Hover your mouse over any button to see what it does (not below - in the real form!).

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Minor Edit

If the only changes you have made are minor (e.g. fixing a spelling mistake or fixing layout) then tick the 'Minor Edit' box before saving the new version.

If you have added new content or created a new page, then make sure that you leave 'Minor Edit' unticked.


Summary

In all cases, put some text in the Summary field before saving to describe what you have changed/added.

Surrounding this text with /* your text */ will add an arrow in the recent changes list for easier reading.


Preview

Always use the preview option before saving to avoid having to make multiple edits.


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Extra Help

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