Help

In order to create and edit Sibipedia articles, you must be registered as a user.

To create a new article, click on the Create content –> Sibipedia article link in your personal menu (in the left sidebar). To edit an existing article, click on the Edit button at the top of the article.

Below are a few tips for using the editing form. If you need further help, please contact us.

Book outline

Don't forget to click on Book outline and select the Book Sibipedia and a relevant Parent item, such as People or Places.

Copying text from another document

Assuming you have the permission of the author, you can copy in text from another document. Text copied from a word processor such as Microsoft Word usually brings with it a lot of hidden formatting information that may not be handled properly by the website. If you are not getting a satisfactory result by pasting directly into the editor window, use the Paste as plain text button in the editor (it looks like a clipboard bearing a capital T) to strip all the hidden formatting.

Photographs

There are two ways you can include photographs in your article: either inline with the text, or separately in a gallery below the article.

To insert a photograph into the text, click in the text where you want to insert it, click on Photographs for inserting in Body (below the editing window), upload your photo, then click on the Insert button. Once inserted, you can click on the photo in the editing window and adjust its size, or drag it to a different position. To make the text flow around it, right-click on the photo, select Image Properties and use the Align drop-down arrow to select an alignment position (Left is always a safe choice). Repeat for more photos.

To create a gallery of photos, use the Photograph gallery section below the editing window rather than Photographs for inserting in Body. Don't forget to give your photo a Title after uploading it.

You can use both photograph sections if you wish.

Location

If your article is mainly about a place, you may wish to add a map below your article showing its location. Click on the Location section and then click on the map to place a marker. You can drag the marker around to position it exactly. If you can't quite see where you are, use the "−" button on the map to zoom out. You may find that switching to Satellite view will help you position the marker precisely.

Revision information

If you are editing an existing article, it is helpful to add a note under Revision information to briefly explain what you have changed and why. You can view the revision history by clicking on the Revisions button at the top of the page. (But don't forget to Save any changes you have made first, or they'll all be lost.)

Linking to another Sibipedia page

A simple way to make a link to another Sibipedia page is to write its title in double square brackets, for example \[[New photos]]. If there is no article with the title New photos, when a registered user clicks on the link they are taken to an editing form to create the missing article; an unregistered user is presented with the results of a search for the title.

You can also link different text to the target by using a vertical bar "|" inside the brackets. For example, \[[New photos|take a look at some new photos]] will link the text take a look at some new photos to the page entitled New photos.

Linking to an external page

To link to an external website, use something like \[[http://www.sibfordgower.ik.org/home.ikml|primary school]], or just \[[http://www.sibfordgower.ik.org/home.ikml]].

Alternative linking method

In the editing window, select the text you want to turn into a link and click the Insert/Edit Link button (looks like a world with a chain-link), then fill in the URL. If it is a link to another website, it is a good idea to set the Target to New Window, so that the user does not lose the Sibfords window.