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Help:Starting a new page

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Whether a user can create new pages depends on the rights of the user group he or she belongs to. Given the proper rights, new articles are created in the Work in progress section. Once approved, new articles are moved to the main section of this wiki.

Every article basically consists of three parts:

  • Header
  • Body
  • Footer

The header contains the infobox for the article and possibly an introductory text. The body contains the article, if appropriate subdivided in sections and sub sections. The footer contains the category links. The following example assumes a new article in the category Air Ground Communication.

{{Infobox Air Ground Communication
|source            = EUROCONTROL
|source_image      = EUROCONTROL
|source_caption    = EUROCONTROL
|control           = EUROCONTROL
|control_image     = EUROCONTROL
|control_caption   = EUROCONTROL
|publication_date  =
|editor            =
This is the introductory text. A table of contents, based upon the headers, will appear under this introduction.

==Heading level 1==
The article can consist of several main sections.
===Heading level 2===
Each section can be subdivided in several sub sections.
====Heading level 3====
=====Heading level 4=====

==Heading level 1==

At the end of the article the category links are added. 

[[Category:Air Ground Communication]]
[[Category:Operational Issues]]

There are several ways to start a new page.

Using Wikilinks

MediaWiki makes it very easy to link wiki pages using a standard syntax (see Links). If you create a link to an article that doesn't exist yet, the link will be coloured red, like this. Clicking a red link, will take you to the edit page for the new article. Simply type your text, click save and the new page will be created.

Using the URL

You can use the wiki's URL for creating a new page. The URL to an article of the wiki is usually something like this: http://www.aviationsafetywiki.org/index.php/ARTICLE

If you replace ARTICLE with the name of the page you wish to create, you will be taken to a blank page which indicates that no article of that name exists yet. Clicking the "edit" page tab at the top of the page will take you to the edit page for that article, where you can create the new page by typing your text, and clicking submit.

From the search page

If you search for a page that doesn't exist (using the search box and 'go' button on the left of the page) then you will be provided with a link to create the new page. Note that this technique doesn't work if you use the 'search' button.

Using the Inputbox

If an Inputbox is available on the page you are viewing you can start a new page by typing in your article's name and clicking the "create article" button, as in the example below.

Create redirects to your new page

Don't forget to setup redirects when you create a page. If you think another person may search for the page you've created by using a different name or spelling, please create the proper redirect(s).

To create a redirect, the first line of the redirect page should read #REDIRECT [[Destination]], where Destination is the page to which people should be redirected. This must appear as the very first line of the page.