Help:Starting a new page

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Whether a user can create new pages depends on the rights of the user group he or she belongs to. Given the proper rights, new articles are created in the Work in progress (or namespaces) section. Once approved, new articles are moved to the main section of this Lexicon.

There are several ways to start a new page:

a) 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. Note that this technique doesn't work if you use the 'search' button.

b) 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.


In order to keep a uniform format in the Lexicon, a predefined template (an empty icon on the far right next to all other formatting icons) has to be used by all authors. This template contains the basic Lexicon text fields:

1. the term (is already entered automatically by using step a) or b) above)

2. the abbreviation / acronym (if there is one)

3. the definition

4. the source of the definition

5. a note (in this field, the author can add any useful, short comment relating to the term)


New authors might wish to consult the Formatting help page in order to understand the wiki markup.

Show preview

Before saving the page, it is useful to visualise the new page by clicking "Show preview".

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 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.