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Updating the Wiki is very easy.
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Updating the wiki is very easy.
  
To edit existing pages:
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== Request an Account ==
  
* click the Edit link at the top or bottom of the page
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There is a link in the upper righthand corner to [[Special:RequestAccount]] which allows you to request an account. Once approved, you can then log in and make updates. (We used to allow self-signup, but the wiki spam was a huge problem so now we approve accounts first.)
* edit the page contents and click save
 
  
To add new pages:
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== Edit existing pages ==
  
* click the edit link on the page where you want to add the first link to the new page
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* Click the Edit link at the top of the page or on any section.
* add [[CamelCaseNameOfNewPage]] to the text of the page and click save. ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CamelCase What's CamelCase?]).
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* Edit the page contents and click save.
* you should see [[CamelCaseNameOfNewPage]] as a grey link
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* If presented with a simple question about RT, answer it. This helps us keep the wiki spam to a minimum.
* click this link and you will see an edit page for the new page
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* enter the contents of the new page and click save
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== Add new pages ==
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* Click the edit link on the page where you want to add the first link to the new page.
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* Add [[CamelCaseNameOfNewPage]] to the text of the page and click save. ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CamelCase What's CamelCase?]).
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* You should see [[CamelCaseNameOfNewPage]] as a red link.
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* Click this link and you will see a create box for the new page.
  
 
If name of the new page doesn't match [[CamelCase]] notation, like REST or Ticket use [[REST]] or [[Ticket]].
 
If name of the new page doesn't match [[CamelCase]] notation, like REST or Ticket use [[REST]] or [[Ticket]].
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You can use the following trick as well:
 
You can use the following trick as well:
  
* in the URL string of your browser write http://wiki.bestpractical.com/?NameOfNewPage
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* In the URL string of your browser write https://rt-wiki.bestpractical.com/wiki/NameOfNewPage
* hit enter, and yeahoo!! you're editing new page, or seeing a page that already exists, and you can edit it :)
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* Hit enter and you'll seeing a page that already exists or a page that gives you the option to create a new page. Click the links to do that.
 
* This trick has a trade-off, as a new page is not linked to from any other page. People can only find it with the search box, so you have to add links later.
 
* This trick has a trade-off, as a new page is not linked to from any other page. People can only find it with the search box, so you have to add links later.
  
 
Additional information:
 
Additional information:
  
* [[KwikiFormattingRules]] - description of the Wiki markup language
 
* [[KwikiNavigation]] - tips on navigating the Wiki
 
 
* [[WikiWishList]] - wish list for the RT Wiki
 
* [[WikiWishList]] - wish list for the RT Wiki
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* [[LowHangingFruit]] - improvements to wiki formatting which do not require extensive knowledge of RT.

Latest revision as of 07:51, 3 April 2019

Updating the wiki is very easy.

Request an Account

There is a link in the upper righthand corner to Special:RequestAccount which allows you to request an account. Once approved, you can then log in and make updates. (We used to allow self-signup, but the wiki spam was a huge problem so now we approve accounts first.)

Edit existing pages

  • Click the Edit link at the top of the page or on any section.
  • Edit the page contents and click save.
  • If presented with a simple question about RT, answer it. This helps us keep the wiki spam to a minimum.

Add new pages

If name of the new page doesn't match CamelCase notation, like REST or Ticket use REST or Ticket.

You can use the following trick as well:

  • In the URL string of your browser write https://rt-wiki.bestpractical.com/wiki/NameOfNewPage
  • Hit enter and you'll seeing a page that already exists or a page that gives you the option to create a new page. Click the links to do that.
  • This trick has a trade-off, as a new page is not linked to from any other page. People can only find it with the search box, so you have to add links later.

Additional information:

  • WikiWishList - wish list for the RT Wiki
  • LowHangingFruit - improvements to wiki formatting which do not require extensive knowledge of RT.