How to Edit This Wiki
Here are the steps needed to edit this Wiki:
- Create an account:
The link “Create account” is located in the upper right corner of this page. Please click on this link and follow the instructions to create your own account. This will enable you to edit the Wiki.
- Edit a page:
Once you have an account, feel free to browse the various pages of this Wiki and add to them as needed. Please only make modifications you feel will be helpful to future readers and to the field of public interest communications generally.
To edit a page, click on the tab in the upper right portion of the page that says “Edit.” Once you click on that tab, you’ll see the text of the page in its unformatted form. At that point, you can simply type in any additional information or ideas you’d like to add. Once you’re finished typing, please scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the blue “Save changes” button. The screen will return to the formatted version of the page and you can now see how your edits appear in that form. If things don’t look as you expected, you can always click the “Edit” tab again and modify your text accordingly.
- Create a New Page:
To create a new page in this Wiki, the first step is to do a search for that page – using the exact title you wish your new page to have. Once you do the search, the Wiki will either go to that page (if it currently exists) or it will let you know that no such page exists and it will ask you if you want to create a new page with that title. If you want to create a new page, click on the words in red (they should be the words you just used in your search) and a new page will appear. At that point, you can begin typing in the main window to add content to the page. Once you’re finished typing, please be sure to scroll down and click on the blue “Save changes” button at the bottom of the page. Then you’ll be able to see the formatted version of your comments. Again, if things don’t look quite right, you can always click on the “Edit” tab and make modifications.
Once you create a new page, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know how you would like this page to be integrated into the Wiki. Please be specific about how you would like users to find your page. For example, would you like users who are searching for reading materials to find your page? If so, please indicate that in your email message and we will create the appropriate link directed to your page.
- Upload a New File
We are only able to display material that is submitted by the original author - or material that is not copyrighted. Once your document is on a Wiki page, it becomes available publicly, so please only share your material if you are comfortable with that arrangement. If you wish to share your own document - such as a syllabus - please paste a link in the appropriate page or send a PDF of that document to: email@example.com and we'll be glad to upload it to the appropriate page.