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Type a title:
and click "Create article"

Creating a new page: Enter a suggested title for your new article and click the "Create page" button to create a blank page for editing. Clicking the "Create page" button takes you to an edit page where you can enter the new text. If an article by that title already exists, the edit page will contain content.

Guidelines

  • The title that you choose is important, as it will be the title of your new article.
  • Check the policy page for guidelines on editing and author rights.
  • Remember that Creationwiki is a Creationist Point of View site.
  • If you just want to experiment, use the practice page first.

Editing a new page: Above the edit window you will find shortcut buttons that are helpful for modifying page content. Consult our editing help and formatting help pages for additional assistance on customizing page content.

Other Methods

You do not have to always return to this page to create a new article. New pages can be created from anywhere in the CreationWiki using several different methods.

Using Wikilinks

The CreationWiki makes it very easy to link wiki pages. Simply click the edit button from any page, then use the toolbar button (Internal link icon.png) to add an "internal link to your new article. (see Links). If you (or anyone else) creates a link to an article that doesn't exist yet, the link will be coloured 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 CreationWiki's URL for creating a new page. The URL to an article of the wiki is like this:

  • http://creationwiki.org/ARTICLE

If you replace ARTICLE with the name of the page you wish to create, you will be taken to a 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 on the left of the page) then you will be provided with a link to create the new page.

Create redirects to your new page

Don't forget to set up 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 redirects from those alternate names or spellings to the new page you started.

To create a redirect, the first line of the redirect 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