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Help:Starting a new page

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There are several ways to start a new page:

Using Forms

Page forms help organize the information into standardized formats. The most common types of pages at Wiki Law School have forms prepared for easy page creation. Navigate to the proper form, fill in the name of the new page, and then fill in the information fields. Any additional content that doesn't belong in the form fields can be inserted into the free text field at the bottom of the form.

See a list of available forms

Using Wikilinks

Wiki Law School makes it very easy to link wiki pages using a standard syntax (see Links). If you (or anyone else) creates a link to an article that doesn't exist yet, the link will be colored red, like this.

Clicking a red link will take you to the edit page for the new article. Simply type your text, click save, and the new page will be created.

Once the page has been created, the link will change from red to blue (purple for pages you've visited), indicating that the article now exists.

Using the URL

You can use the wiki's URL for creating a new page. The URL to an article of the wiki is usually something like this:


If you replace ARTICLE with the name of the page you wish to create, you will be taken to a blank page which indicates that no article of that name exists yet. Clicking the "edit" page tab at the top of the page will take you to the edit page for that article, where you can create the new page by typing your text, and clicking submit.

From the search page

If you search for a page that doesn't exist (using the search box and 'go' button on the left of the page) then you will be provided with a link to create the new page.

Style Guide

See the Wiki Law School:Manual of Style for a general guideline for the creation, editing, and formatting of uniform Wiki Law School outlines, including appropriate page titles.

Create redirects to your new page

Don't forget to setup redirects when you create a page. If you think another person may search for the page you've created by using a different name or spelling, please create the proper redirect(s).

To create a redirect, the first line of the page should read #REDIRECT [[Destination]] where Destination is the page to which people should be redirected. This must appear as the very first line of the page.

Protect your new page

If desired, once you create your new page, you should protect the page and allow only the type of users you would like to edit the page.