Help:How to make a People page

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This wiki offers a couple of templates that help maintain a consistent style, categorization and automatic linking through semantic information. If you want a new page to be a People page, the minimum information you need to add is the categorization as a project. All other templates are optional, though we strongly encourage using them to improve findability.

Using the visual editor to add project templates to a page[edit | edit source]

Depending on how you ended up on the page creation form the visual editor should already be the default. Otherwise, the visual editor can be found under the "Create" tab on the top right/middle of the page. A step-by-step guide of how to add all the right templates and information can be seen in the galleries below.

Adding the category[edit | edit source]

Adding the infobox[edit | edit source]

Adding the People Queries[edit | edit source]

Adding further content[edit | edit source]

All other content can now be added and formatted as you wish. See the Cheatsheet from MediaWiki for formatting help.

Using the source code editor to add project templates to a page[edit | edit source]

  • Adding the people category: [[Category:People]]
    • We recommend adding this at the bottom of the page,
    • This makes the page show up on the People overview page
  • Adding the infobox: {{People Infobox|Related tools=|Related topics=}}
    • You can enter a list of tool (after "Related tools="), and topic pages (after "Related topics="), separated by commas.
    • We recommend putting this at the top of your page article
  • Adding the footer queries: {{People Queries}}
    • We recommend adding this at the bottom of the page

Elements of a Project page[edit | edit source]

See Semantic properties in Personal Science Wiki for more information.

How to turn a page a people page if it already in a different category?[edit | edit source]

You can change the categorization of a page by removing any existing infobox/footer templates and category tags from a page and instead replace with (at least) the project category tag as specified above. This will put the page in the project category and remove it from the other categories.

What is the difference between a "User:NAME-OF-SELF-RESEARCHER" and a "NAME-OF-SELF-RESEARCHER" page?[edit | edit source]

People pages with and without the prefix "User:" have the same purpose: To document work and interests of self-researchers. The prefix "User:" signifies that the person that this page refers to is a user of this wiki. Some, or maybe even most of the users of this wiki might also do self-research themselves, and want to document their work here. Users are free to make a "People" page of their "User:" page, but it is not mandatory. Thus, a People page without the prefix "User:" is a page somebody made about a third person, who is probably not a user of the wiki. People pages with the prefix are pages users made about themselves (while it is also possible for other users to create and edit user pages of another user).