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How to Edit a Society's Infobox

  • You can print the Handout of this page.
  • Each society’s wiki page has a box near the top of the page. The box provides key information about the society, like the society’s name, location, hours, officers, and membership fees. It may include a picture of the building or it’s interior.
  • Use the Society Page and Infobox Form to determine information you will add to your blank society wiki page. You should have already filled this out.
  • View a demo video on how to edit a society's infobox.

Information You Could Provide

Below is a list of the types of information you could add to your box. You should have gathered the information you wanted to add to the Infobox on your society page 

Important Tips

  • You don’t have to use all the fields. Your society can add just the information you want to provide.
  • If you add information, the field will appear on your box.
  • Any field you leave blank does not appear in your box.
  • Don’t delete fields you don’t want. They won’t appear in your box, and you may decide to use them later.

Fields

Here is a list of the possible fields in the order they will appear in the box.

Name (of your society)=

Back color (This is filled in for you. Do not delete or change this line.)

Image= (You could add a photo or graphic that is appropriate for your society.)

Image size= (The recommended size is 150. If that looks too small, you can go up to 200. Beyond 200 tends to cause problems with the box.)

Motto=

Established=

Address=

Telephone=

Fax=

E-mail=

Website=

Facebook=

Twitter=

Meeting Address=

Meeting Time=

Building Address=

Building Hours=

President=

Vice President=

National President=

Members= (This is the number of members in your society)

Membership Cost=

Affiliations=

Last Updated= (Any time you make any changes to the page, you should put that day’s date in the Last Updated field. This helps interested viewers know how current the information is.) 

Adding Information to Your Box

You can either type information into your box or copy and paste it from another document. Follow these steps:

Step 1 Opening the Editing Page for the Infobox
  • Locate your society page in the FamilySearch Research Wiki by entering your society's name in the search box.
  • In the search results, click your society’s name. If your society's name does not appear, contact us to have your blank society page created. USWiki@familysearch.org
  • Click the Edit This Page button. This opens the Editing page.
  • On the editing page, click the Template button code near the top of the text: {{T}}
  • In the Rich editor tool bar, click the Insert/Edit Template icon {T}. The infobox appears.

Tip: If you have trouble getting the box to open in the Editing page, try using a different web browser. Some browsers are more compatible with Wiki than others.

Step 2 Typing or Pasting in Information
  • You can type or paste in the information for your box.
  • The Editing page where you add the information already has codes that will make the information display correctly.
  • To add the information, click after the =(equals sign) of each field. This puts your cursor in the right spot to add information.
  • If you add information, the field will appear in your box.
  • If you do not add information, that field will not appear in your box.
  • Do not delete fields you don't want. They won't appear in your box, and you may decide to use them later.
Step 3 Saving the Infobox
  • To save the information you added to the infobox, you need to save both the infobox and your society wiki page.
  • To save the infobox, click the OK button.
  • Next save the society wiki page by scrolling to the end of the Editing page, add a note to the summary field (for example, "Added info to infobox" and click Save page.

Adding Links to the Infobox

To make a link to your affliate's website, do the following:

  • Highlight the affiliate’s name.
  • In the Rich editor bar, click the Insert/Edit Link icon, a globe with a link on it. A pop-up will appear.
  • In the pop-up, type or paste the web address you want to link to.
  • Click OK. The name is now a link.
  • After you save the box and wiki page, click the link to make sure it works.

Adding Images to the Infobox

  • Adding images is the same process whether you add images to the box or to your page. For the box, remember that the recommended image size is 150. If the image appears too small, you can increase the size up to 200. Beyond 200 tends to cause problems with the box. You need to enter the size in the field for image size=.
  • Images have to be submitted for approval before they display on the page. They are usually approved within 1-2 days.
  • Written instructions on how to upload an image.  Once you have uploaded the image, add the name of the file to your Infobox.  


 

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