Help:How to Create an Un-Portal Page

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How do you know the difference between an OLD portal page and an Un-Portal page? It's easy. Look at the title of the page. If the title begins with "Portal:" this is located in the Portal namespace. Most Portal pages also consist of several colored boxes containing text. These boxes are sub-pages of the main Portal page. Often, several other pages in the Wiki link to Portal pages AND directly to the sub-pages. When migrating content from any page to a new page, great care must be taken to make sure that migrating content does not create broken links. After copying the content from sub-pages into the Un-Portal, you will need to make sure that all of the links that used to send users to the old Portal page will now send users to the new Un-Portal page.
 
How do you know the difference between an OLD portal page and an Un-Portal page? It's easy. Look at the title of the page. If the title begins with "Portal:" this is located in the Portal namespace. Most Portal pages also consist of several colored boxes containing text. These boxes are sub-pages of the main Portal page. Often, several other pages in the Wiki link to Portal pages AND directly to the sub-pages. When migrating content from any page to a new page, great care must be taken to make sure that migrating content does not create broken links. After copying the content from sub-pages into the Un-Portal, you will need to make sure that all of the links that used to send users to the old Portal page will now send users to the new Un-Portal page.
  
1. Old Portal pages do not contain any real content, rather it is a home for several sub-pages. Only the sub-pages contain content. Content may be copied from these sub-pages and pasted into sections (or under headings) of the Un-Portal page. The best way to copy the content or information from a sub-page, is to go to the main Portal page, and click on the word "Edit" located in the upper right-hand corner of the individual box. one of the  
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1. Old Portal pages do not contain any real content, rather it is a home for several sub-pages. Only the sub-pages contain content. Content may be copied from these sub-pages and pasted into sections (or under headings) of the Un-Portal page. The best way to copy the content or information from a sub-page, is to go to the main Portal page, and click on the word "Edit" located in the upper right-hand corner of the individual Portal page box. This will open up the editing window for that box, or subpage. If visible, click on the word "Wikitext"
  
 
1. While on the Old Portal page, locate and click on the phrase "What links here" located in the Navigation Bar Toolbox. This will contain a list of all of the pages that link directly to the Portal page. If the list is especially long, you may want to copy the list into a Word document, or other text editing tool.  
 
1. While on the Old Portal page, locate and click on the phrase "What links here" located in the Navigation Bar Toolbox. This will contain a list of all of the pages that link directly to the Portal page. If the list is especially long, you may want to copy the list into a Word document, or other text editing tool.  
 
2. Now you will need to see what links to the sub-pages. The easiest way to do this is to click "Edit" on each of the boxes on the Portal Page. You will not actually edit these pages. After clicking "Edit"
 
2. Now you will need to see what links to the sub-pages. The easiest way to do this is to click "Edit" on each of the boxes on the Portal Page. You will not actually edit these pages. After clicking "Edit"

Revision as of 17:52, 17 June 2009

This article explains how to create a new Un-Portal Page, and how to migrate content from an existing portal page into a new Un-Portal Page. Please follow all of the instructions very carefully to avoid any broken links.

Whether you are creating a new Un-Portal Page from scratch, or creating an Un-Portal in which to migrate content from an existing Portal page, the process is the same. The first few steps are the same as creating any new page.

1. Choose a name for the Un-Portal Page. First learn about naming conventions, and then follow the instructions for creating a new page:

  • Log in to the FamilySearch Research Wiki
  • In the search box, type the title of the article you want to create. Make sure you type the title in exactly as you want it to appear, including capital letters, spelling, and punctuation.
  • After typing the new title into the search box, click on "Search."
  • After clicking "Search," a list of search results will appear.
  • In the search results page, determine if the article you want to write already exists. If a similar article already exists, consider editing or adding to that article rather than creating a new article.
  • If "No page title matches" were found, or if there are no close matches covering the topic, then locate the title you searched for shown in red text at the top of the page.
  • Click on the red text title at the top of the page. This will open the edit window.

2. Now that you have created a new page, save that page by typing any text in the editing window, and clicking, "Save page." Just type a few characters to save the new page.

3. Copy the text shown in the box below. You will now paste this text into the page you created above. Go to the newly created page, and click "Edit" so that you are in the editing window. The easiest way to paste into the Wiki is in Wikitext mode. With the editing window open, click the word "Wikitext" on the editing toolbar. You may now paste the copied text into the editing window. Click "Save" to save your changes. (If you don't have the editor turned on, just paste directly into the editing window.

 
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4. You are now prepared to edit your Un-Portal page. Several headings, tables, and other suggestions appear on the screen. These may be edited and changed as needed.

Copying Content from an old Portal Page into an Un-Portal Page

How do you know the difference between an OLD portal page and an Un-Portal page? It's easy. Look at the title of the page. If the title begins with "Portal:" this is located in the Portal namespace. Most Portal pages also consist of several colored boxes containing text. These boxes are sub-pages of the main Portal page. Often, several other pages in the Wiki link to Portal pages AND directly to the sub-pages. When migrating content from any page to a new page, great care must be taken to make sure that migrating content does not create broken links. After copying the content from sub-pages into the Un-Portal, you will need to make sure that all of the links that used to send users to the old Portal page will now send users to the new Un-Portal page.

1. Old Portal pages do not contain any real content, rather it is a home for several sub-pages. Only the sub-pages contain content. Content may be copied from these sub-pages and pasted into sections (or under headings) of the Un-Portal page. The best way to copy the content or information from a sub-page, is to go to the main Portal page, and click on the word "Edit" located in the upper right-hand corner of the individual Portal page box. This will open up the editing window for that box, or subpage. If visible, click on the word "Wikitext"

1. While on the Old Portal page, locate and click on the phrase "What links here" located in the Navigation Bar Toolbox. This will contain a list of all of the pages that link directly to the Portal page. If the list is especially long, you may want to copy the list into a Word document, or other text editing tool. 2. Now you will need to see what links to the sub-pages. The easiest way to do this is to click "Edit" on each of the boxes on the Portal Page. You will not actually edit these pages. After clicking "Edit"