Who can edit & create pages on the PhilanthropyWiki?
Unlike many other wikis, the PhilanthropyWiki is not open for editing by the public.
Editing access may also be granted to other parties upon request, such as academics or researchers who have relevant material to contribute.
If you have a query about editing permissions contact the PhilanthropyWiki Administrators.
How do I create a new page?
Before creating a new page, you may wish to consult the PhilanthropyWiki Administrators to ensure the page is relevant and not repetition of existing content.
You may also wish to read up on our Titling Protocol which we have established to better organise the body of information contained within the wiki.
If you are not confident with creating a new page feel free to get in contact with the Administrators, who will be able to walk you through it with ease.
- Type the title of the page you want to create in the search box and hit ENTER. Make sure you use the appropriate case/grammar you want for the page title (see also: Titling Protocol).
- At the top of the next page it will say: Editors: If you would like to create a page called "_____", click here. Click on the red "click here".
- This will take you to a page titled "Editing _____". Enter the page content in the large text field there. (See Help:Formatting for help with formatting that text)
- Click "Show Preview" to see a preview of the page you've just created, then scroll back to the bottom and click "Save Page" if you're happy with it.
How do I categorise a new page?
We have developed a specific category structure to ensure all content in the PhilanthropyWiki is effectively accessible and browseable.
There is no need for you to categorise your own page, should you create a new one. The Administrators monitor all new pages created, and will categorise it appropriately for you shortly after its creation.
How do I edit a page?
- If you are a Member or have been otherwise granted editing access, Log in.
- Go to the page you wish to edit.
- Under the Page Toolbox heading in the left navigation menu, click Edit this Page
- The following page will have a text field within which is the page content. Modify or add the information you wish. You may wish to consult this cheatsheet to format your text, or use the formatting buttons along the top of the editing window.
- Enter a brief 'summary of changes made' in the smaller text box toward the bottom of the page. E.g. Added dates of employment with ANZ or Fixed link to download.
- Click the Show preview button. This will take you to a preview page that displays the page as it will look with the changes you have just made.
- The editing fields are still present below this preview. Scroll down to continue editing, or scroll right to the bottom of the page and click Save page to confirm and publish your changes.
- You have now successfully edited the page!
How do I include formatting in a page?
Wiki software has its own set of simple codes for doing basic formatting of text.
Wikipedia has a table of commonly used formatting here.
Alternatively, you may use the text formatting buttons along the top of the editing window. Mouse over them to find out what they are.
Please remember to use the Show preview button to check that your formatting has worked as planned before saving the page you are working on.
How do I create a link?
To link to another page on the PhilanthropyWiki, simply enclose the title of the page in two sets of square brackets.
Looks like: Philanthropy Australia
You may wish to link to a PhilanthropyWiki page, but have text other than the page's title as the link. To do so, you may use what in wiki-formatting is called a "Pipe": |
[[Philanthropy Australia|Click here to go to the Philanthropy Australia page on the PhilanthropyWiki]]
To link to a page outside of the PhilanthropyWiki, enclose the address of the page and the text you want to be the link in a set of square brackets.
[http://www.philanthropy.org.au Click here to go to the Philanthropy Australia Website]
Alternatively, you can simply put in the address with no formatting around it and it will appear as a link.
Looks like: http://www.philanthropy.org.au
(note: don't forget to include the http://)
If you want to link to a file on your own website, or on any website outside the PhilanthropyWiki, the same principles apply as above.
[http://www.philanthropy.org.au/filename.pdf Click here to download the file] (PDF)
Looks like: Click here to download the file (PDF)
How do I add a document for download?
Files can be uploaded via the "Upload File" link, which you will see in the Wiki Toolbox at the bottom of the navigation. This link will only be visible to users who are logged in.
On the Upload File page, browse for the file you wish to upload in the "Source filename" field.
In the "Destination filename" field, you may specify a new filename if you wish. We recommend you use a filename as close to the name of the document as you can. Don't worry about spaces or upper/lowercase - the Wiki can handle this. Just ensure that the end of that "Destination filename" retains the appropriate filetype suffix - eg .pdf if it's a portable document format, .doc if it's a Word document, etc.
In the Summary field you may wish to put a link to the page that this document is for, and a short description of why the file is there. For example, if I were uploading an electronic version of an article that appeared in the Australian Philanthropy Journal, the Summary might look like this:
Article by [[Emily Turner]] that appeared in [[Australian Philanthropy - Issue 67: Looking Back, Looking Forward: Celebrating 30 Years of Philanthropy Australia]].
Once you've filled out the fields, click "Upload File". It may come up with an warning message if the file is quite large, but you may simply click "continue anyway" if that is the case.
After uploading the document, you'll be taken to a page with the heading: Image:Title of Filename.pdf - Don't be put off by the "Image" prefix, it is side-effect of the software that any file uploaded will be assigned to the "Image" namespace (i.e. given an "Image:" prefix). We're working on adjusting this to make it less confusing!
To link to download the file you've just uploaded, copy & paste the entireity of that heading onto the page you wish to link to the dowload, and surround it with two sets of square brackets. For example:
[[Image:A Short Tour of Not-for-Profit Investing.pdf]]
This will show up a link thus: Image:A Short Tour of Not-for-Profit Investing.pdf
To specify your own text (namely, one without the "Image" prefix) to link to download the file, use a colon and a pipe:
[[:Image:A Short Tour of Not-for-Profit Investing.pdf|Click here to download the file]]
which will result in: Click here to download the file
How do I add a file that can be downloaded by Members only?
Documents for Members only must be uploaded by the Administrators.
If you have a document that you wish to share only with other Philanthropy Australia Members, please indicate this to the Administrators when you send them the document. We will upload it to a location on our server that can only be accessed by a Member username & password.
As with above, we will provide you with the link to the file that you can include on the PhilanthropyWiki page for your document. This page will be viewable by the public, but users will be prompted for a username and password when attempting to download the document in question.
How do I put an image on a page?
To put an image on a page you are editing, first you must upload the image file to the wiki.
- Go to Special:Upload and click the Browse button. Locate the image file on your computer.
- The Destination Filename will automatically fill in. Click Upload file.
- The following page should confirm the upload successful, and have a title: Image:Filename.jpg
Next you will need to use the image tag to put the image into the page you are editing.
Open the Edit this Page window for the page you want to put the image in.
Where you want the image to go, put the following tag in:
It is the title of the image page you just uploaded within 2 sets of square brackets around it.
If you wish make the image a thumbnail smaller than the actual image size, specify it thus:
(which makes it 150 pixels wide).
You may also wish to make the image a thumbnail with a frame:
Note: a thumbnail image will always be aligned to the right of the page.
If you wish to add a caption to the thumbnail, simply use another "Pipe":
[[Image:Filename.jpg|thumb|150px|This is the caption]]