The PhilanthropyWiki is set up to allow you to upload several file types. These include:
Image files - eg. JPEG, GIF, PNG - to display images on the Wiki - see Help:Images for instructions on how to upload & use these files.
Document files - PDF, DOC, PPT, XLS - to host documents that anyone will then be able to download.
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.