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'''Before creating a page, please review the following:'''
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'''IMPORTANT: Before creating a page, review the following:'''
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*[[Edit a page]]
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*[[Help:Wiki Overview|Wiki Overview]]
*[[Help:Naming conventions|Naming Conventions]]
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*[[Help:Contributor Help|The Editing Tool]]
*[[Conditions of Use]]
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Talk page guidelines|Talk page guidelines]]
 
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*[[Help:FCK Editor|  The Editing Tool]]
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*[[Community Center]]
*[http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/    Copyright Policies]  
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Copyrights|Copyright Policies]]  
*[[Policy:Purpose and Appropriate Topics|   Purpose and Appropriate Topics]]  
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'''To create a new wiki page:'''
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'''To create a new wiki page:'''[[Image:Computer keyboard.gif|border|right|280x178px]]
#Search the Wiki for the title of the page you want to create to make sure it does not already exist.
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#Search the Wiki for the subject and title of the page you want to create. If you find a similar article, you may add content to the existing page rather than create another page.
#Type the name of the article you want to create in the box below. Click '''create page'''.
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#After reviewing the article on [[FamilySearch Wiki:Naming conventions|naming conventions]], type the name of the article you want to create in the box below. Do not include characters such as ?, !, *, etc. as part of an article title.  Click '''create page'''.
 
#This will take you to the edit screen of the new page. Add content to the new page, and click '''save page.'''
 
#This will take you to the edit screen of the new page. Add content to the new page, and click '''save page.'''
  
NOTE: To avoid creating orphan pages, or pages that are not linked to any other pages, you should [[Create an internal link|link your article to other pages in the Wiki]].
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'''NOTE:''' To make your page better,[[Create an internal link| link your article]] to other pages in the Wiki. Make absolutely sure that you create a back-link to a more general article. For example, if you create a city page, make sure there is a link to both the county and the state. Failing to create a link back results in orphan pages in the Wiki.
  
 
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IMPORTANT: Before creating a page, review the following:

To create a new wiki page:
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  1. Search the Wiki for the subject and title of the page you want to create. If you find a similar article, you may add content to the existing page rather than create another page.
  2. After reviewing the article on naming conventions, type the name of the article you want to create in the box below. Do not include characters such as ?, !, *, etc. as part of an article title. Click create page.
  3. This will take you to the edit screen of the new page. Add content to the new page, and click save page.

NOTE: To make your page better, link your article to other pages in the Wiki. Make absolutely sure that you create a back-link to a more general article. For example, if you create a city page, make sure there is a link to both the county and the state. Failing to create a link back results in orphan pages in the Wiki.

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