User talk:Michael Saganski

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Welcome to My Big TOE Wiki! We hope you will contribute much and well. You will probably want to read the help pages. Again, welcome and have fun! Ted Vollers 20:46, 26 May 2011 (CDT)

Hi Michael,

Thought I would mention two things about the Wiki. First (you may already know this), there are two magic words that should be added to the end of each article (excluding help and construction pages). __INDEX__ __SECTIONLINKTOTOP__.

I went ahead and added this to all of our content. These two magic words add the back to top to sections and the __INDEX__ allows Google and other search engines to index the page.

Additionally, when you add a category to the bottom of an article (we need to be thinking in terms of categories as you will see below, because it ties everything to a main page beyond the community portal), you will need to click on it in the rendered page and then actually create the category, just like you do with a page. Once you are editing the new category (during creation) you will want to go ahead and add some text describing the category being created. You will want to link the category to the Home category by simply adding [[Category:Home]] to the end of the category text, just like you would for a page. This will tie all of the categories to http://wiki.my-big-toe.com/index.php/Category:Home and then we will eventually want to add http://wiki.my-big-toe.com/index.php/Category:Home to the community portal so that visitors can see what content is available. --209.163.174.3 12:08, 6 June 2011 (CDT)

Thanks David, I added the pages I've created to categories that I think make sense. Perhaps these instructions should be included in the http://wiki.my-big-toe.com/index.php/Instructions_For_Wiki_Editors page so that they know of the best practices when it comes to references, magic words, categories, etc.? --Michael Saganski 12:51, 6 June 2011 (CDT)
I think that's a good idea. I will talk to Ted about integrating the category and index info into the help document for editors. --David Mathis 13:09, 6 June 2011 (CDT)