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
  
''' Page content
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'''Page Content
* Body text should be short paragraphs (unbulleted) and commence with a year or date whenever possible.
 
  
* Paragraphs are listed in date order ascending, so list by earliest reference first.
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* Body text should be short paragraphs (unbulleted) and '''commence with a year or full date''' whenever possible.  
  
* Try and give the reference to each paragraph of information using the 'ref' button in the edit bar above.  
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* Paragraphs are listed in '''date order''', so list by earliest reference first.
  
'''Edit Tab Function Buttons
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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]
  
When in 'Edit mode, edit function buttons will appear to aid your creation  and organisation of your page.
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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
  
* '''Bold''', ''Italic text'' and [[clickable links to other Grace's Guide pages]] can be achieved by using the above edit buttons where necessary.
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'''External Links
 
 
* [http://www.example.com External 'Hyper'links] can also be added using the button on the function bar above.
 
 
 
* To segment your content in to subject areas, use the capital A button of the above functions. It will automatically generate a contents section at the top of the page when several of these 'level 2 headlines are added.
 
  
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* [http://www.example.com Name of link] can also be added for external Hyperlinks
  
 
''' Adding an image
 
''' Adding an image
  
* The house style is to use thumbnail images, aligned to the right, in chronologically ascending order.
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* The house style is to use thumbnail images, aligned to the right, in chronologically order.
  
 
* See [[Test: Image Processing]] to learn how to prepare an image for upload.
 
* 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.
  
 
* 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.
 
* 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
  
'''Category Assignment and Defaultsort
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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.
  
* Please assign as many suitable categories as possible referring to the 'All Categories list' as necessary.
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* All company pages should have a category 'Town - xxxx' or 'Country - xxxx'
  
* Particularly for pages made with a name as the title, please 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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* 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.  
  
 
* For an example, please use the edit tab to view the 'hidden' script below.
 
* For an example, please use the edit tab to view the 'hidden' script below.
  
 
{{DEFAULTSORT: Brunel, Isambard Kingdom}}
 
{{DEFAULTSORT: Brunel, Isambard Kingdom}}
 
* Note, although this is largely confined to 'People Pages', it will also apply to ships, starting with SS or HMS for example and any pages with prefixes.
 
 
  
 
''' Footer
 
''' Footer
  
* All pages need the following code at the bottom (immediately before the 'Category' tag) (Use Edit tab 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: }}
 
{{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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