Help:How to make a Tool 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 Tool page, the minimum information you need to add is the categorization as a tool. All other templates are optional, though we strongly encourage using them to improve findability.

Elements of a Tool page[edit | edit source]

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

  • Adding the tool category: [[Category:Tools]]
    • We recommend adding this at the bottom of the page,
    • This makes the page show up on the Tools overview page
  • Adding the infobox: {{Tool Infobox|Related topics= }}
    • You can enter a list of related topic pages after "Related topics=", separated by commas (e.g. "Related topics=Sleep,Metabolism")
    • We recommend putting this at the top of your page article

See Semantic properties in Personal Science Wiki for more information.

How to turn a page a tool 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 tool tag as specified above. This will put the page in the tool category and remove it from the other categories.