start a page
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 https://chat.indieweb.org/meta before adding them here.
Please DO NOT create new pages that:
- Are not relevant to the IndieWeb wiki
- Already have a sufficient Wikipedia article
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.
- See redirect for how to do that.
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?
- Ask in discuss#meta
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.
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