Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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'''Page names / Titles
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'''Page Titles and new pages
  
* Never use the '&' (ampersand) in a page name - it will never be found again!
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* Check that the page doesn't already exist, but under a slightly different title by using a broad search term and checking carefully. If the name doesn't exist then then you will get an option to create a new page.
  
* Abbreviate 'Company' to 'Co' in page names
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* Never use the '&' (ampersand) in a page name - it will probably never be found again! There can also be problems with any character that is not one of the 26 + 10 alphanumeric characters...
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* Always abbreviate 'Company' to 'Co' in page names
  
 
* Do not use 'Ltd' / 'plc' and similar in page titles as companies change their legal status during their life-time
 
* Do not use 'Ltd' / 'plc' and similar in page titles as companies change their legal status during their life-time
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'''Page Content
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* Body text should be short paragraphs (unbulleted) and '''commence with a year or full date''' whenever possible.
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* Paragraphs are listed in '''date order''', so list by earliest reference first.
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* '''Give the source reference to each item of information''' using the 'ref' tag. See [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Inline_citation#Citation_density Wikipedia: Inline citation]
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* Where most of the page information comes from a single source then include that under the 'References' section in the page footer
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'''External Links
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* [http://www.example.com Name of link] can also be added for external Hyperlinks
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''' Adding an image
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* The house style is to use thumbnail images, aligned to the right, in chronologically order.
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* See [[Test: Image Processing]] to learn how to prepare an image for upload.
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* Image should be compressed and set to a max width of 760 px. This speeds up the page download times.
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* To add a thumbnail image, aligned right, view the edit tab on the [[Test image position]] for script and [[Test: Linking Images]] for the general procedure and tips.
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'''Category Assignment
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* Assign as many suitable categories as possible referring to the [https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/index.php?title=Special:Categories&offset=&limit=5000 All Categories existing list] as necessary.
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* All company pages should have a category 'Town - xxxx' or 'Country - xxxx'
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* All person pages should have categories for 'Biography' and 'Biography - xxxx' and 'Births - #### - ####' and 'Deaths #### - ####'
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* Be free to create new categories.
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''''Defaultsort
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* For person pages, add in the default sort script the Surname first followed by Forenames, so that it will appear in the correctly in alphabetical order within it's category listings.
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* For an example, please use the edit tab to view the 'hidden' script below.
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{{DEFAULTSORT: Brunel, Isambard Kingdom}}
  
 
''' Footer
 
''' Footer
All pages need the following code at the bottom (immediately before the 'Category' tag) (Use Edit to see the code)
 
  
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* '''All pages need the following code''' at the bottom (immediately before the 'Category' tag) (Use Edit tab to see the code)
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
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{{DEFAULTSORT: }}
[[Category: Town - ]]
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[[Category: see above]]

Latest revision as of 07:11, 31 March 2020

Page Titles and new pages

  • Check that the page doesn't already exist, but under a slightly different title by using a broad search term and checking carefully. If the name doesn't exist then then you will get an option to create a new page.
  • Never use the '&' (ampersand) in a page name - it will probably never be found again! There can also be problems with any character that is not one of the 26 + 10 alphanumeric characters...
  • Always abbreviate 'Company' to 'Co' in page names
  • Do not use 'Ltd' / 'plc' and similar in page titles as companies change their legal status during their life-time

Page Content

  • Body text should be short paragraphs (unbulleted) and commence with a year or full date whenever possible.
  • Paragraphs are listed in date order, so list by earliest reference first.
  • Where most of the page information comes from a single source then include that under the 'References' section in the page footer

External Links

Adding an image

  • The house style is to use thumbnail images, aligned to the right, in chronologically order.
  • Image should be compressed and set to a max width of 760 px. This speeds up the page download times.

Category Assignment

  • All company pages should have a category 'Town - xxxx' or 'Country - xxxx'
  • All person pages should have categories for 'Biography' and 'Biography - xxxx' and 'Births - #### - ####' and 'Deaths #### - ####'
  • Be free to create new categories.

'Defaultsort

  • For person pages, add in the default sort script the Surname first followed by Forenames, so that it will appear in the correctly in alphabetical order within it's category listings.
  • For an example, please use the edit tab to view the 'hidden' script below.


Footer

  • All pages need the following code at the bottom (immediately before the 'Category' tag) (Use Edit tab to see the code)

See Also

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