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How to Add and Edit Pages

Page history last edited by Karmella Haynes 11 years, 3 months ago

 

 

 

How do I get started?

 

You must be invited as a "writer" in order to add and edit material. Contact me at kh(underscore)art(at) yahoo.com to be invited as a writer.

 

Wait, can anyone change these pages?

 

Anyone who can log in can change page content, including the pages you create. But don't be alarmed. Certain features of Wiki technology protect your work:

1. Only those with a pass word can edit page content. I am selective about who I invite as an editor.

2. All edits are logged so you can see who made changes to your page(s). I monitor this on a regular basis. Offenders will have editing privileges taken away.

3. Older versions of all the pages are saved so you can revert back to an earlier version.

 

Great, let's get started!

 


Adding New Pages

 

PERSONAL PROFILE PAGE

I strongly recommend you create a personal page first. A personal profile page allows you to share your personal research interests and have a central location for your contact information. 

 

 

1. Click the "Create a page" link at the upper left of any page:

 

 

 

2. In the next window, name your page by entering your own name into the text box. "John Doe" is used as an example here. Next, click the "more options" link:

 

 

3. In the "Choose a template" list, find "Personal Profile Page." Click on it to select it. This will set up a helpful layout for creating your personal profile.

 

4. Click the "Create page" button. This will take you to the editing screen. It functions similar to text programs such as Microsoft Word. Delete the text in parenthesis (along with the parenthesis) and add your own information.

 

5. Click the Save button when you are done. You can come back any time to make changes.

 

 

 

PLANTATION/ WORKPLACE PAGES

 

1. Click the "Create a page" link in the upper left of any page:

 

 

 

2. In the next window, name your page by entering the plantation or workplace name intot he text box. "John Doe Plantation" is used as an example here. Next, click the "more options" link:

 

 

3. Click the "Put this page in a folder" drop-down menu and select the state in which the plantation or workplace is located. In this example Florida is being selected:

 

 

 

4. In the "Choose a template" list, find "Plantation Page Template." Click on it to select it. This will set up the mandatory layout for Sankofagen Wiki plantation/ workplace pages.

 

5. Click the "Create page" button. This will take you to the editing screen. It functions similar to text programs such as Microsoft Word. Delete the text in parenthesis (along with the parenthesis) and add your research information under each header. Do not delete any headers. Type a series of dashes ( ---- ) if you do not have the information for certain headers.

 

6. Click the Save button when you are done. You can come back any time to make changes. I will receive a confirmation e-mail when you add a new page. I will post a link to the new page on the appropriate state page.

 


Editing Pre-Existing Pages

Go to the page you want to edit and click the EDIT tab at the top. Make changes, then click Save at the bottom. All edits will be automatically recorded in the Wiki log.


More instructions coming soon!

Comments (5)

Karmella Haynes said

at 12:39 am on Jan 18, 2010

Hi Callie. Please post plantation-specific comments on that plantation's page, or else they may be overlooked.

callie heacock said

at 6:22 pm on Nov 15, 2009

hi, there, i am doing a little research for friends who now owns the Cuny plantation, and noted there is a typo. the old plantation is in what is now WALLER county, not Walker County, which is in east Texas). this is great information about the Cuny family, and my friends will want to add it to their historical data of the place. thank you, callie heacock

Anonymous said

at 4:02 pm on Oct 30, 2007

I'm looking for a place to comment on the William Besland Plantation listed under Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. There was a William Besland in Adams County, Mississippi. I have been researching Bisland (spelled with an "i"). William Bisland owned Hope Farm and Richland plantations in Terrebonne Parish.

Anonymous said

at 3:11 pm on Apr 23, 2007

Yes, there is a way to add photos, but it's not very straight-forward. I'll write instructions soon.

Anonymous said

at 10:03 pm on Apr 10, 2007

Is there a place to add photos?

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