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If you want to start a page on the IndieWeb wiki, please read this page before doing so for reasons why, why not to, and how to do so — if you have any questions, please ask in the #meta chat channel.


Create new pages that are relevant to the IndieWeb wiki for on topics for that you have a direct understanding of (preferably experience with) of the following reasons:

  • There is a red link to the topic from an existing page
  • The to-do list encourages creating the new page
  • An existing page has its own To Do section (or subsection of its See Also) that describes how the page should be split, or portions made into their own page(s)
  • You are using some project, library, service, webhost for your own site and want to document it to encourage/help others do so
  • You ask about a topic in an IndieWeb discussion channel and people encourage you to document it.
  • Got other reasons? Discuss them in before adding them here.

Why not

Please DO NOT create new pages that:

How to

If this is your first new page on the IndieWeb wiki,

  • Please join the IndieWeb chat first, say hi, and state your intention to create a new page

In general before creating a new page:

  • Familiarize yourself with wikifying so you can refer to it while creating your new page

To create a new page:

  • Edit an existing page. Add a link to [[new-page]], then save the page.
  • Click the new-page link, then click "Edit"


  • Type the URL of the desired page directly into the browser address bar, then click "Edit".

Then start by copy pasting the following:


Then include a simple 1-2 sentence definition of what the page is about. E.g. if the page is about "Widget-Company", start with something like:

'''<dfn>Widget-Company</dfn>''' is a ...

and complete that sentence including any indieweb relevance.

If there is no indieweb relevance, then DO NOT create the page.

If you need something to link to, link to a Wikipedia page instead of making a non-indieweb-relevant stub.

You may also want to redirect a new page to an existing page or section/heading therein.

For more on how and what to add to the wiki, see:


Recognize that naming is hard.


  • Use short, plain words, using a space (" ") or dash ("-") between multiple words.


  • Please DO NOT use WikiWords (AKA CamelCase) when naming pages because they are less discoverable, and worse for search results (both in site-search and web-search).

Questions about naming a new page?


May I copy paste from another site

Q: Is it ok if I mostly copy+paste a definition from the site of the product/company (e.g. WidgeCo in example above) that I'm creating a new page for?

A: Rather than copy/paste from their site, try to rephrase a definition so it sounds neutral, factual, and uses indieweb terminology when possible, which should then be [[ ]] linked.

What next

Go read: expand a page


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