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This page describes different ways to organize the pages/content.
How do I rename a page?
- There are several reasons why you might wish to rename a page (one that you have found or created):
- The title has been misspelled.
- The scope of the article has been reduced, extended or otherwise changed.
- You believe the content of the page should be reflected using a different name.
- The terms "rename" and "move" mean the same in this context. They just refer to different models for picturing the operation:
- rename: keep the page but give it another name.
- - the page history is now attached to the new name;
- - the renaming with the specified reason is recorded as an entry in the page history;
- - a new page with the old name is created which redirects to the new name;
- - the edit summary of the page creation records the renaming with the specified reason.
- move: move the contents and the page history to a new page.
- - same operations as for "rename"
- Because "rename" and "move" are the same, see below under "How do I move a page?" for how to rename a page.
How do I "move" a page?
- Registered users can move a page. This moves the page content and edit history to a new title, and creates a redirecting page at the old title. This method is better than just copying the content by hand, as it preserves the article's history.
- Steps for moving a page:
- If you are logged-in, you will see the "move" button above next to the "History" button.
- Go to the page you want to rename/move.
- After you click the "move" button, you are taken to the "Move page" form
- Enter the new name for the page
- Indicate your reason for the move
- You'll be given the option to also move the page's talk page. Unless you know what you're doing, it's safest to say yes.
- Click "Move page" button and the page will be renamed to the new title.
- Clicking "Move page" does the following things automatically for you:
- The old page title will become a "redirect page" -- this means that the old page will have the following code "#REDIRECT [[new page name]]", so any links to the old title will still go to the new page.
- The "move page" function keeps the entire edit history of the page, before and after the move, in one place, as if the page were always named that way.
- Note that double redirects (pages that redirect to the original page), will not automatically follow to the new page, so you will have to refer them manually. For example, let's say page A redirects to page B. You decide that page B should actually be renamed to page C. As indicated above, page B will become a redirect page to page C. However, people who click on page A will not be redirected along the entire chain to page C. How do you fix this? Go into page A, and change that redirect code to page C. For more information on how to "redirect" a page, see below.
How do I "redirect" a page?
- There are several reasons why you might wish to redirect a page:
- You want to rename / move a page as described above
- You want to make finding a page more convenient by creating multiple pages with similar titles that all funnel into that one page of interest. For example, 'JFK'
'John F Kennedy', and 'President Kennedy' could all funnel into one common page.
- You want the link title independent of the final link target, i.e. one creates a page whose name is the desired link title, and which redirects to the desired target page.
- You notice there are pages on similar topics that should all be integrated into one long page.
- How to redirect a page:
- If you are renaming / moving a page as described above, the "Move page" button automatically creates a redirect link for you.
- If want to manually create a redirect link, type the following code into the top of the old page:
- #REDIRECT [[new page name]]
- (in this example, "new page name" is the name of your target page.)
- (here is an example)
- Note that double redirects (pages that redirect to the original page), will not automatically follow to the new page, so you will have to refer them manually. For example, let's say page A redirects to page B. You decide that page B should redirect to page C wherein page B will become a redirect page to page C. However, people who click on page A will not be redirected along the entire chain to page C. How do you fix this? Go into page A, and change that redirect code to page C.
How do I delete a page?
- Only an administrator can delete a page. Usually (but not always), rather than deleting a page, the page should be renamed / moved, as described above. All users can rename / move pages.
- If you feel it is necessary to delete a page, contact the administrators with the reason why you think it should be deleted and we can do it for you.
What are categories?
- Categories are a way of arranging information so that related articles can be grouped together.
- To put an article in a category, you add [[category:CATEGORYNAME]] at the bottom of your article.
- All articles within a category can also be displayed alphabetically to make it easier to find the article you are looking for.
- For example....
- Within PsychWiki, we have both the People and the Research organized as "Category" pages.
- If you click on the People category for example, you will see all the pages organized alphabetically.
- If you click on one of the pages, such as Ravi Iyer, you will notice at the bottom the Category:People link. Clicking on the "People" part of that link will take you to the alphabetical listing of people. Clicking on the "Categories" part of that link will take you to the alphabetical listing of categories within PsychWiki.
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