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This page describes how to create, format and translate content pages in the wiki.

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A Note about style and content

Remember that this is a guide to museum practice and not to museum theory. Write about what you do rather than what you think. Write from your own practical knowledge. References to theoretical frameworks can however be included in Bibliography/See Also/Further Reading sections.

1.1. How To Create a New Concept Page


1.2. How To Edit a Page


1.3. How To Format a Page


1.5. How To Translate a Page

To see what translations exist of a page, or to start a new translation, click on the world symbol at the top right of the page.
Clicking on the world icon will bring up the Translations Manager popup.

Click on Translate ...

... and then click on Translate this Page to a new language. Select the language the new page will be in. Retain the category and Tree Structure position of the page being translated.

Translations should be as faithful to the wording, style, layout and meaning to the page being translated as the exercise of translation permits. Differences in practice between different countries, regions, language users, etc. should be recorded by using a Heading of 'In Somewhereland'. All pages that are translations of each other should be, to all intents and purposes, identical except for the language that they are written in.

1.5.1. How to Translate Labels and other wiki function text

Labels and other functional text and headings can be translated as well as content. Once a phrase has been translated once, it will be translated everywhere it is used. As Language Administrators' emerge they will be given label translation permissions for the language/s they administrate. To suggest/request/demand label translations please contact the administrator. Contact Administrator

1.6. New Languages

The easiest way to see a list of the languages initiated is to open the Switch Language dropdown. Additional languages are relatively easy to add, simply email the administrator, but please be prepared to do some work translating content and labels if you are suggesting new languages.

1.7. How to Roll Back (return to an earlier version)

Rolling back to an earlier version can be useful if an edit goes badly wrong. It can also be used to log disagreement with changes made to a page. To roll back click on the History button at the foot of the page when not in edit mode.
Click on previous versions to see them next to the current version. Click on the b to select a version to roll back to.

1.8. Pages To Be Created - Wanted Pages

Tiki Wiki assumes that any text string in Camel Case with no spaces like this CamelCase is a wiki page name for either an existing page in the wiki, to which it will automatically link, or a page waiting to be created. Note the blue question mark that appears after CamelCase. This indicates that this is now a Wanted Page and it will appear on the Wanted Pages list on the Wanted Pages page. If a page is then created with that name then the link will become live. When writing text in a page it is therefor useful to write the names of concepts that might not yet but exist but will later in Camel case with no spaces. Such as yet uncreated pages are known as wanted Pages and are listed on the Wanted Pages page. This list of the pages the wiki is looking for can act as a useful To Do list for any editor looking for suggestions of what page to create next.

1.9. How to Search the Encyclopaedia

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  • 1. A Testing Time, JWC, 2016 


1 Yes the Footnote button is exactly the same icon as the Footnote Area button!

Further Reading

Tiki Wiki Groupware community Documentation

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