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Help: Creating and Editing Pages

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Creating a new page

To create a page in WikiDanceSport, you need to have an editor login (you cannot edit or create pages anonymously).

To create a page, click on the "New page" link on the navigation bar. You will then need fill the title for the page and some text content. The format of the text is dictated by the markup type of WikiDanceSport, by default this will be Creole wiki markup which is a more consistent form of the media wiki markup you find on sites such as wikipedia.

The editor is not WYSIWYG, but will insert the tokens/markup for bold, italic, underline, headings, lists, links and images. The question mark button gives you help for the accepted special tokens for the current markup type.

Some pages are locked for editing and cannot be reverted to its previous versions.

You can embed images into your page using the image button, which launches a file explorer in a new dialog allowing you upload images. By default, WikiDanceSport strips all dangerous HTML from the text which includes script tags, style tags, iframe tags.

You can preview your changes before saving, which displays your page inside a new dialog using the same display engine as the Roadkill site. Once you're happy with this, you can save the page.

WikiDanceSport allows you to categorize your pages using the tags textbox. You can enter relevant tags (which will auto complete if the tag already exists) for the page - more on this below.

Editing a page

Editor logins and administrators can edit any page in the system, changing the title, tags and text content. This is works the same way (and uses the same interface) as creating a new page.

Page version history and reverting

Every page edit is stored as a new version in WikiDanceSport, which allows you to revert back to previous versions of the page. This can be done via the "View history" link that is available on every page.

The history page shows every version of the page, clicking on a particular version will show the differences between that version and a previous version. Green highlighted text indicates new additions to the page, red highlighted text shows deletions to the page. From the main history page you are able to move back to a previous version via the "revert" link, this will however create a new version of the page itself.

Tags (aka categories)

WikiDanceSport differs slightly from other wiki engines in that it approaches categorizing pages from a blog engine perspective, by using tags rather than categories. Obviously the difference can be seen as just semantics, but tagging allows you use as many tags as you like for each page, giving a page multiple categories. These tags are also searchable in the WikiDanceSport search interface, more on this on [Searching with the inbuilt search engine] page.

There is one special tag built into Roadkill which is the "homepage" tag. This can be used on one page only (the first page is always used), and tells Roadkill that this page should be used for the homepage on the site.

Unsafe HTML

By default WikiDanceSport will remove any HTML tags and attributes that aren't allowable for submitting. Any javascript, scripts, css behaviours are removed from the page output, and all attributes are also HTML encoded. More information on what tags and attributes are allowed by the WikiDanceSport HTML sanitization can be found in Help with Tags article.

External links

As of now are all outbound links from the WikiDanceSport are using the NOFOLLOW attribute with no exceptions.

No matter where you place it, no Link will get any credit at the major search engines.

This attribute has been implemented to reduce SPAM at WikiDanceSport , especially the spam of invisible pages that have virtually no traffic but at least some PageRank is now virtually a waste of time for any spammer.

How it works

WikiDanceSport has been created for the DanceSport community to collaboratively organize and promote this sport throughout the world. Anyone who can access this site can edit most of its articles and create new ones.

Only registered users may create a new article. Some particularly controversial, sensitive and/or vandalism-prone pages are protected to some degree from public alteration. A particularly contentious article may be locked so that only administrators are able to make changes.

In certain cases, all editors are allowed to submit modifications, but review is required for some editors, depending on certain conditions.