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Help:Starting a new page

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There are several methods that will allow you to create a new page.

Please note: If you are new to using ATWiki we recommend that you use the Create Article form method, which loads a text template that can assist you in formatting your article. Other methods do not use this template, so you must be familiar with wikitext to format your content if you choose to use those methods.

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Using the Create Article form

You can start a new page by typing in a name for your article and clicking the "Create article" button, below. Article names may include spaces. You will be taken automatically to an edit page with some text pre-filled into the edit box. This text is a template, showing you proper article formatting, and should be changed or removed to suit your article.


Using the URL

You can create a page simply by modifying the URL while viewing a page in the wiki. The URL to an page within the wiki is generally formatted like this: http://atwiki.assistivetech.net/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" link 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 within the navigation area of this 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 Wikilinks (color-dependent)

NOTE:The Wikilinks method depends on being able to determine what color link text appears as. This method is not usable by persons with certain visual impairments, but still exists within the software and may be useful for other users.

MediaWiki makes it very easy to link wiki pages together using a standard link syntax (see Links). If you (or anyone else) creates a link to an article that doesn't exist yet, the link will be colored 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.

Once the page has been created, the link will change from red to blue (purple for pages you've visited) indicating that the article now exists.