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There are several ways to start a new page. These can vary based on the type of page started, as well as the wiki and namespace.
 
There are several ways to start a new page. These can vary based on the type of page started, as well as the wiki and namespace.
 
== Using Wikilinks ==
 
MediaWiki makes it very easy to link wiki pages using a standard syntax (see [[Help:Links|Links]]). If you (or anyone else) create a link to an article that doesn't exist yet, the link will be coloured red, <span style="color: #ba0000">like this</span>.
 
 
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 <span style="color: #ba0000">red</span> to <span style="color: #002bb8;">blue</span> (<span style="color: #5a3696;">purple</span> for pages you've visited) indicating that the article now exists.
 
 
Usually this is the best way to create a new page, because it means that right from the start, the page will be linked from at least one other place on the wiki (and typically you will want to mesh it into other related pages later). If you are creating a new page without creating any link to it, you may need to ask yourself: Does this page really fit in with the topics already covered in the wiki? Also, how are you expecting visitors to find this page? Normally there is no reason to create a page without first creating a red link to it.
 
  
 
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There are several ways to start a new page. These can vary based on the type of page started, as well as the wiki and namespace.

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Protecting your new page

Normally a new wiki page can be edited by other people (that is one of the main ideas of a wiki!) However, a sysop could 'protect' the page, if desired, to prevent normal users from editing it.

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